Since the original Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback lit up the screen in Steve McQueen’s iconic flick Bullitt, countless reproductions, tributes, and redos have been built – including the current S550 Mustang Bullitt Edition – to celebrate the original movie car. But all of them have been, well, Mustangs. And though we can think of a few other Blue Oval vehicles that would make cool Bullitt tributes, a Ford F-700 dump truck would certainly be one of the last to ever make that list.
Thus, we’re not really sure what prompted a Phoenix-area man to transform a 1992 Ford F-700 dump truck into a giant, rolling Bullitt tribute. But here it is, and it’s actually up for sale on Craigslist with an asking price of $54,500, which, coincidentally, is much cheaper than what the original Bullitt Mustang recently sold for. So there’s that.
It might seem like a lot of coin for an old commercial vehicle, but this is no ordinary Ford F-700. It’s been treated to a complete frame-up restoration and only has 24,800 original miles on the clock. We can credit that low figure to the fact that this Ford F-700 was originally owned by the U.S. Army, which clearly didn’t use it very much over the years.
Under the hood lies a 5.9-liter Cummins 12-valve diesel, which is mated to a “military-spec” Allison 653 five-speed automatic transmission that’s apparently more robust than the civilian-grade Allison 545. Otherwise, the rest of the truck is all pretty much standard Ford F-700, except for the familiar hue that adorns its massive flanks.
And just in case passersby don’t get the reference, there’s also a custom aluminum Bullitt emblem on the front grille, along with a set of Bullitt mudflaps. And even though this Ford F-700 is a working man’s truck, it has several nice amenities including air conditioning, an air ride driver’s seat, and even a rear backup camera to make hooking up trailers a snap.
Without a doubt, this Ford F-700 Bullitt tribute dump truck is the coolest such machine we’ve ever laid eyes on, even though there’s no way it’ll be able to replicate the original’s high-speed chase through the streets of San Francisco. But on the flip side, it would have definitely been a lot easier for Steve McQueen to ram his opposition off the road in this bad boy.
h/t The Drive