This Bullitt Mustang replica is as good as they come
This 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Coupé is now a replica of the famous 'Bullitt' car, and unlike the real movie car, you can bid for this one
Let’s be real. If you own an original Ford ‘Bullitt’ Mustang, you’re not going to be selling it. Its owner Sean Kiernan is simply too attached to it. The car that appeared in the cult 1968 film ‘Bullitt’ became an overnight star with Steve McQueen drove it through San Francisco’s streets, and has been one of the most sought after cars since. But that doesn’t mean it’s super difficult to buy one, because there are authentic replicas of the legendary car.
Bonhams is selling one such 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Bullitt’ Fastback Coupé at the London Olympia sale on December 3, estimated at £70,000 - £90,000 ($92,000 - $120,000, €80,000 - €103,000), which was rebuilt a decade ago, converted from left to right-hand drive and has been UK registered ever since.
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This car was manufactured in San Jose, California in 1967, and came with the iconic fastback body and 390ci ‘Big Block’ V8 engine. It had two front bucket seats, a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, making it a proper performance vehicle.
Ten years ago a bare-metal restoration of the car took place, totalling over 2000 man-hours and using originally sourced parts. As well as repairing any damaged panels, the rebuild included a replacement of all chrome and brightwork, and a brand new interior featuring seating upholstery, a rare build overhead console and integrated map lights. The original wood grain dashboard, instrumentation, and door panel inserts were retained.
The exterior is what makes this car immediately say ‘Bullitt’, with a Highland Green metallic finish, a lack of any insignia, a blacked-out grille and tail lamp details. It’s almost like it’s been driven straight out of the film. Other modifications include a change to the engine which means it can now run on unleaded fuel, something that wasn’t an issue in the 1960s with leaded fuel still in every forecourt. Various tuning parts means the engine is also more powerful than it was originally, far exceeding 320bhp, and as a result the transmission, suspension and brakes have had to be up-rated to cope.
When that restoration was complete, the car was imported to the UK in time for the 40th anniversary of the cult film, and has been under its current owner since 2014, who has had it serviced regularly, MOT’d and fitted with a new competition clutch. It’s the 50th anniversary of ‘Bullitt’ this year, so there’s still time to take it on a celebratory drive.
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By 1971, the writing was on the wall, but Ford was still building cars like this Mustang fastback, which delivered plenty of thrills using small block power and handsome good looks. Offering an awesome color combination, 351 Cleveland power, and an entertaining drive, this is a lot of Mustang for the money. Code V is called Pewter in Ford vernacular, and it looks absolutely incredible
Date Code Correct 428ci V8 Super Cobra Jet Internally Balanced Crankshaft Hatchet is included in the sale Balanced and Blue Printed Engine Stainless Steel Exhaust Valves Hardened Seats and Lemans Rods Holley 4bbl Carb with Vacuum Secondaries Heat Riser Choke C6 Automatic Transmission Shift Kit and 2800 Stall Converter Aluminum Tail Shaft, Painted Bare Metal Drag Pack 3.91 Traction-
Very, very nice. I should say PERFECT Ford Mustang Fastback from 1965. A perfectly running / driving car that is very solid, original, all complete, perfect paint, very nice original interior and with the original 6 cil engine. It has a manual gearbox, new tires, new exhaust. Just a beautiful classic Fastback. Drive this beauty home !CH#5F09T615269 Biggest choice in REAL Classic Cars in "the Stolz
Nice original 1966 Mustang Fastback V8 automatic. Very good running / driving, with rebuilt 289 engine. It''s imported in Europe, all duties are paid for. Car needs paint and a part of the front floors repaired which we can do of course. The new parts are with the car. Further floors and sills are very good, body is also very good, car has the correct nice wheels.Drive it home ! Biggest choice in