Ford and Steve McQueen’s estate are auctioning off the first 2019 Mustang Bullitt for charity at Barrett-Jackson today.
If you caught our coverage of the Detroit Auto Show, you certainly saw Ford’s modern homage to the original Mustang Bullitt. If you didn’t, click here to see our wrap-up from the show! During Ford’s press conference, Steve McQueen’s granddaughter Molly revealed the brand-new 2019 model to an excited media crowd. Now, the first 2019 Mustang Bullitt is headed for the auction block at Barrett-Jackson.
It’s Collector Car Auction week in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Dark Highland Green Mustang Bullitt will likely be one of the most popular cars to hit the auction block. If you’re looking to own the first example of the 475 horsepower homage to McQueen’s 1968 Bullitt, you can register to bid over on Barrett-Jackson’s website. Even better than the news that the first model is up for sale is this: 100% of the hammer price will go to charity.
Ford and McQueen’s estate are putting this car up for auction, with all the proceeds to benefit Boys Republic, a private, nonprofit school and treatment community for troubled youth. McQueen actually graduated from the Chino Hills, California-based school in 1946, before going on to star in the iconic film Bullitt in 1968. Since 1907, the school has helped more than 30,000 at-risk teenagers toward living better lives.
The auction will start at 7:30 P.M. MST today, and we’ll keep you posted on how much the Mustang Bullitt raises for Boys Republic. Ford will begin selling the Bullitt at dealerships this summer. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for all the latest charity news, views, and real-world reviews.
UPDATE 1/20/18: Last night, the first 2019 Mustang Bullitt – Lot #3006 – sold for $300,000.