The very first production example of the all-new, 2019 Bullitt Mustang has already been sold, fetching $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction event to benefit Boys Republic. The new, special-edition model was just unveiled last week at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film Bullitt.
Boys Republic is a nonprofit school and treatment facility for troubled youths in Chino Hills, California. Since its founding in 1907, Boys Republic has helped some 30,000 at-risk boys and girls – including the late Steve McQueen – to live happy, productive lives. After graduating and going on to become a successful Hollywood actor, McQueen himself supported the school throughout his career, paying visits and donating supplies.
The new Bullitt Mustang is the third iteration of the special-edition, commemorative model, based on the latest Ford Mustang GT, and once again available in Highland Green – just like the 1968 Mustang GT used in the film. It ships exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission, and packs 475 horsepower (vs. 460 in the regular Mustang GT) thanks to a Shelby GT350 intake, big 87-mm throttle bodies, and a tune. Top speed is 163 mph – 8 mph higher than in the Mustang GT – and unique styling cues include Torq Thrust-style wheels, a de-badged grille with a chrome surround, and a faux gas cap at the rear with a special crosshair-style logo.
The new, 2019 Bullitt Mustang will become more widely available for order starting this summer, with pricing still unknown.