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Community Question: What’s The Original ‘Bullitt’ Mustang Worth?

Precisely zero members of our staff have ever worked for any firm that appraises classic cars.

This should be interesting, then.

See, we’re trying to anticipate what the recently-discovered Ford Mustang from the 1968 film Bullitt with Steve McQueen might be worth at auction, pending its restoration. Of course, we’re rather assuming that its restoration will be conducted as perfectly as possible: that the car’s fresh coat of paint is precisely the right hue of green, its engine is the correct 390 FE V8, and its brakes and suspension are all modified in the same manner as when Bullitt was shot.

The Bullitt Mustang in-question, one of two 1968 examples used in filming the movie’s iconic car chase scene through San Francisco, just turned up in Mexico after some decades of disuse. It’s being treated to a full restoration by a private shop, with input from the experts at Ford.

It’s hard to say exactly what this famous, big-screen Mustang would go for at auction. Despite its obvious celebrity, and the fact that it was driven by Steve McQueen himself in a classic thriller, the sort of McQueen cars that typically attract millions upon millions of dollars at auction tend to be highly-sought-after cars already, like Porsches and Ferraris.

What do you think the original Bullitt Mustang will be worth after its restoration? Let us know by taking our online poll, and leaving a comment on this article.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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