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Original 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt Movie Car Heading to Auction

If Steve McQueen was still with us, you know he would have jumped at the chance to own his co-starthe 1968 Ford Mustang GT that he drove in the classic cop film Bullitt . The original Highland Green beauty is going on the block at the Mecum Kissimmee 2020 auction in Florida and is expected to sell for big bucks. Its whereabouts were unknown for over four decades until it resurfaced at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and we learned that it spent a good deal of time with a lucky family in New Jersey. Sean Kierman inherited the car from his father, and his family is finally ready to part with their most cherished possession. Through a lot of conversation and prayer my family and I have decided to sell our car, the 1968 Mustang GT fastback known as Bullitt. I can promise that we have thought this through together and decided that this is the best decision for the family, announced Kierman via Instagram. Bullitt has been part of my family for 45 years and we have celebrated her in the grandest way possible, and now it will have a new role and new meaning to the future owner. View this post on Instagram Through a lot of conversation and prayer my family and I have decided to sell our car, the 1968 Mustang GT fastback known as Bullitt. I can promise that we have thought this through together and decided that this is the best decision for the family. Bullitt has been part of my family for 45 years and we have celebrated her in the grandest way possible, and now it will have a new role and new meaning to the future owner. Mecum Auctions will handle the sale of the car and it will headline the Kissimmee, Florida auction in January 2020. The announcement of the car will be made in Monterey, California by myself surrounded by long time friends on August 14th at 3pm Pacific. I have accomplished what I set out to do with the car; Tell my Dads story in the best way possible and share the car with the world. I had no idea what to expect when we unveiled the car in January 2018 in Detroit, but since then everyone has been absolutely excited and respectful to see the car and hear the story. I have met many awesome people along the way and have heard many amazing stories. Thanks to each and every one of you, and I will continue to be very active in the automotive/Mustang community. Also, I plan to take a much bigger role in Parkinsons research and surrounding charities such as Drive Toward a Cure. The following events are where you can come and see Bullitt and myself before January 2020- Kentucky Summer Nights, Somerset Kentucky August 24th Mecum Dallas Auction September 4th7th Charlotte AutoFair October 17th19th SEMA November 5th- 8th MCACN November 23rd-24th A post shared by The Real Bullitt (@therealbullitt) on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:56pm PDT The car is one of two Mustangs featured in the 1968 movie and it was used for one of the most famous car chase scenes of all time. Kiernans mother used the car as her daily driver for years before it was disassembled in 2001 by the family. Kiernan put it back together after his father died in 2014 and it has since toured around the U.S. and beyond. If you have a large pile of cash available, get yourself down to Florida for the Mecum Kissimmee 2020 auction in January. McQueen would totally understand. Source: Mecum The post Original 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt Movie Car Heading to Auction appeared first on MotorTrend .

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