Ford unveiled the 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Auto Show as a tribute to the famous movie car driven by Steve McQueen in the Bullitt movie. Ford has now announced that the very first of the special edition Bullitt Mustangs, VIN 001, will go to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.
The car will run across the block and when the gavel drops, 100% of the proceeds will be given to a charity that has special meaning to the Steve McQueen Estate. Proceeds will go to Boys Republic, a school and treatment community for youth at risk. McQueen graduated from Boys Republic in 1946.
The auction will take place Friday at 7:30pm MST at the auction in Scottsdale. One thing that isn’t clear about the auction is if the actual car will be there for the winning bidder to take home.
The auction may be for the rights to the car when it does eventually roll off the assembly line. At this point we aren’t sure when the car will launch. It’s also unclear just how many of the special edition cars Ford plans to make.
What we do know is that the car will have “at least” 475hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Bullitt buyers will be able to hit 163 mph given enough road. Bullitt Mustangs will come in Dark Highland Green or Shadow Black.