The Ford Mustang Bullitt, built to honor the legendary movie car from Steve McQueen’s big-screen movie by the same name, has lived through three generations of Ford’s pony car – the SN95, S197, and the current S550. And just as it has two times before, the current Bullitt has once again been discontinued (as has the Shelby GT350) and effectively replaced by the 2021 Mustang Mach 1. Now, Ford Authority has confirmed with Mustang spokesperson Berj Alexanian that the last Ford Mustang Bullitt rolled off the line at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant late last year.
The last Ford Mustang Bullitt was produced for just two model years – 2019 and 2020 – but was revealed back at the 2018 North American International Auto Show alongside one of the original movie cars from 1968. At the reveal, Steve McQueen’s daughter, Molly, was the presenter on stage. The original movie Bullitt has since surfaced and subsequently sold for huge money at auction.
The S550 Mustang Bullitt used the familiar formula that we’ve seen in the past, including its signature Highland Green paint – though Shadow Black was also offered as an option. Additional exterior changes included black 19-inch five-spoke wheels, a spoiler and badge delete, chrome trim on the side windows and grille, and a faux gas cap.
Inside, the S550 Bullitt featured a white shift knob, a digital instrument cluster with a unique Bullitt welcome screen, and a leather-trimmed interior with unique green accent stitching on the dashboard, door panels, center console, and seats.
The newest Bullitt is powered by an upgraded version of Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, which produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and is mated exclusively to the MT82 six-speed manual transmission.
Though it’s sad to see the Bullitt go away once again, we’re certain that this is just goodbye for now, not goodbye forever. When we will see the Bullitt return is anybody’s guess, but perhaps that will happen when the next-gen, S650 2023 Ford Mustang arrives, which will reportedly happen in 2022.
We’ll have more on the past and future of the Bullitt soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.
I’m so glad I bought my 2019. I bought it new and I only have 4,000 miles on it. It is the most fun I’ve ever had driving. I smile like a kid every time I take it out.
I am with you, I bought/ordered my Bullitt April 13 2018 and got it August 13 2018. I LOVE IT. I have in winter storage in my garage covered up. I think I got about 17500 miles on her.
The Ford Mustang, the Bullitt in particular is a sweet ride. I would drive the Mustang any day over the new ugly overdesigned Chevrolet C8 Corvette. Chevy turned their beautiful “man about town” daily driver sportscar into a mid-engine racecar. A poor man’s Ferrari.
Well I’ve been a mustang guy since the summer of 1964 yeah I’ve been around awhile. But there have been times that I have not been happy with the ford mustang. So I’m sure the corvette guys at times have felt the same. But my lady and I really enjoy our 2013 stang convertible.God bless American Muscle😊
Always Loved The Ford Mustang! I hope THE FORD THUNDERBIRD will make a Comeback.
That would be a sight for sore eyes.
I fell in love with thunderbirds because my grandparents have Thunderbirds. I had the pleasure of selling my grandfather a 93 Lincoln Mark VIII with 60,000 miles once his ’95 T-Bird had gotten a little too worse for the wear. Same thing, really, albeit with a Cobra 4-valve 4.6.
I hope a rear wheel driven European Ford would make a comeback.. It’s been over 20 years now dammit.
Between my ’19 HG Bullitt and my ’20 HEP GT350 I am finished with Fords “Look at me” Mustangs. I do not enjoy being blocked in on the highway while people gawk or take pictures. Worse are the trolls driving their ricers or Dodges, trying to entice me to race. When I stop for fuel, I have no desire to engage in a conversation with strangers. I simply wish to make my purchase and move on. Should I decide to buy a Mach 1, it will be in a color that blends in with no embellishments.
We built the last one before the break for the holidays. The Mach 1 is basically a Bullitt but you get a choice of more colors and transmission.
Exactly what I’ve been saying, the Mach 1 is a BULLITT with stripes with a choice of colors and transmissions. Without a SHAKER or Ram Air hood ????
I wished I had worked at Flat Rock or the Rouge for the Product built there….Former UAW At TCAP AKA Ranger plant Minnesota, still have Stangs and Love them!
Not sure what this trend is towards bright colors. To bad Kona Blue was discontinued. It is a very low impact color IMHO.
We’ve got a new color called Antimatter blue that looks good. At some angles it looks almost black.
Maybe it’s not just the color that’s catching peoples eye, but the great design! When I’m approached by the curious, that is the compliment I here most often…something like, “that’s the best looking Mustang I’ve ever seen”, or ” they really nailed it with this one”, or “it’s even better looking in person”. I must admit…I certainly wouldn’t disagree with them.
I’m sure both the GT 350 and Bullitt will be back at some point on some future platform. Apparently, it’s now the Mach 1 iteration’s time to shine.
Always loved the “Mustang”
Deceased husband and I owned a 68 Stang, sold it to our sister-in-law.
My husband passed in 2012, I needed reliable car so in late 2016 I think it was,
I bought a 2011, 5.0 , 6 speed with beautiful red paint.
Love every minute of driving my beautiful “Stang”.
They say this motor is a Coyote, I’m a female so dont know what this means.
Back in the day my 1st boyfriend had a 66 Mustang 289 Fastback, from that day on I loved Mustangs.
The Coyote is a trade name applied to Fords new 302 engine that was an all new engine when it was introduced in 2010or 11 when the old 5.0 was phased out. Just like the 5.2 VOODOO engine is a larger Flat crank version of the 302. Really a great engine.
i think Molly is the grand-daughter
The fun part about having a Mustang it driving it not sitting in the garage and looking at it so oh I don’t have but so many thousand miles on it get out and drive it and enjoy it we !!!!
I’d love to get one. I’ve a 65 straight six that’s a plain Jane but people love it. Put tires in it last week and those guys were like giddy little kids. 😂 This is a shop that usually has Ferrari’s, Porsches and other supercars in. But loved on my Mustang nonetheless.