You don't have to be a gear head to appreciate the magic that this classic car brought to moviegoers back in the day. One of the most iconic movie cars of all time is hitting the block at Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL. January 2020.
The "Highland Green" 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback driven by the equally iconic, Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt could fetch into seven figures at the auction. There's so much history behind the car that was featured in arguably the greatest car chase scene ever. It's one of two used during filming and was sold to Warner Bros employee Robert Ross. He kept it until 1970, when he sold it on to a New Jersey police detective named Frank Marranca for just $6,000. The detective kept the car for four more years, before he himself sold it again for exactly the same price.
Here's where the story takes a very cool twist. McQueen, himself wrote a letter in 1977 to then owner, Robert Kiernan in this article it read, in part:
“Again, I would like to appeal to you to get back my ’68 Mustang. I would like very much to keep it in the family in its original condition as it was used in the film, rather than have it restored; which is simply personal with me. I would be happy to try and find you another Mustang similar to the one you have, if there is not too much monies involved in it. Otherwise, we had better forget it.”
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