1968 Ford Mustang

GT 390 "Bullitt" Fastback No Reserve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    117
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis no. 8T02S218892

- Attractive evocation of the Mustang from the Bullitt movie
- Mechanicals redone extensively (over € 60,000)
- Iconic model
- No reserve

The movie Bullitt has been a favorite amongst generations, by the chase that made history in the annals of the cinema, pitting the Dodge Charger of the "bad guys" against the Mustang GT 390 fastback of Frank Bullitt, played by a Steve McQueen, at the top of his art. With the spectacular jumps in the streets of San Francisco, its smoking tires and the howls of the V8, interspersed with the music of Lalo Schifrin, this scene, which ends with the explosion of the Dodge, is one of the finest car chases ever. The Bullitt Mustang, with its dark green hue (Highland Green), has been in the collective memory of all for a long time.
Thus, it is not unusual for enthusiasts to modify a Mustang fastback to give it the visual identity of that of the film. This is the case with the GT 390, which we are offering, prepared in Canada more than a decade ago, and purchased by its current owner, a racer and collector, in 2015 after its import into France. He used the car a lot and, as he wanted it to be flawless, in 2018 he entrusted the mechanicals to be redone by Cecil Cars, an experienced specialist. A great deal of work has been done, including the change of power steering, repair, to the mechanicals, fitting an original exhaust system, all of which is seen in invoices totaling 64,745.86 euros.
In an impeccable condition today, this Mustang Bullitt is one of the most successful achievements in this area. Serious enthusiasts should not be miss out on this opportunity.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1968-ford-mustang-gt-390-bullitt-fastback-no-reserve-3980-117

Photos © Loïc Kernen