My wife and I are long time fans of the Ford Mustang. As a matter of fact, Christine still owns a 2000 Mustang GT Convertible, in fantastic condition.
But when Steve McQueen’s mustang from the movie Bullitt came up for auction, we just had to watch this story unfold.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, the iconic 1968 Highland Green mustang from the film Bullitt has been sold at the Mecum Kissimmee auction.
The 1968 Mustang GT that made history for its appearance in the McQueen movie, is making history again by being the most expensive Mustang ever sold. The car brought over $3.74 million, surpassing a previous record held by a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, that sold for $2.2 million last year at the 2019 Mecum Kissimmee auction.
The car was driven by the owner Sean Kiernan, with his sister Kelly Cotton riding shotgun. He drove the car across the auction block at Silver Spurs Arena and then addressed a crowd of about 25,000 before the bidding started.
“This car had sold twice in its life, it’s been in my family for 45 years. Each time it has sold, it was $3,500, so we’re going to start it off at that price and go from there.”
The bidding moved along quickly and escalated to $3 million in the first minute, as auctioneer Matt Moravec stood on top of the auction podium, towering above the crowd.
Check out this video posted by MecUm Auctions….
The top bid went to a telephone bidder, with the lucky buyer paying $3.74 million!
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