By on January 21, 2018

2019 Mustang Bullitt

While Ford hasn’t announced the pricing of the new Bullitt Mustang, the first example just sold for three-hundred grand at auction. We’re presuming future production models will be considerably more affordable because, damn, that’s a lot to spend on an appearance package and a few extra horses — even if the end result is undeniably cool.

Fortunately, all the proceeds went to supporting the Boys Republic — a charity near and dear to Steve McQueen. In addition to being remanded to the school after his own mother signed a court order that he was “incorrigible,” a matured McQueen often visited its children during the holidays and frequently donated large sums of money to the organization. 

While we don’t know if the person who purchased the car was a true philanthropist or simply a huge fan of movie-inspired Mustangs, they clearly wanted this car very badly. With no reserve at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, Lot #3006 could have gone for a far more modest sum on Friday evening.

We saw the car at the North American International Auto Show last week. Ford said it was equipped with an upgraded 5.0-liter V8, borrowed from the Mustang GT, delivering at least 475 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque. The estimated top speed is 163 miles per hour — accessible through a six-speed cue-ball manual and heavy right foot. Certainly desirable, we’re not sure the vehicle is worth $300,000 outside of charitable causes. One-sixth of that price seems a bit more reasonable and likely closer to what the manufacturer will ultimately ask for.

Ford says it will hip us the official MSRP of the Bullitt closer to its summer launch.

2019 Mustang Bullitt

[Images: Ford Motor Co.]

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27 Comments on “First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Sells for $300,000 at Auction...”


  • avatar
    Sub-600

    It’s pretty sharp for a Rustang and the proceeds go to charity. Maybe Rick Harrison bought it, although he tends to balk at items that get near six figures.

  • avatar
    DeadWeight

    Hideous car.

    Hideous color.

    The only upside is the money goes to charity.

    I’d not be caught driving a Ford product, Mulletstang included, particularly in light of dismal quality control, Burma-level assembly, and horrific Ford Dealerships (among the worst in the U.S., and worse than Kia dealers), but again, I’m glad the money went to charity.

    Ford should just stick to pickup trucks. Period. Those loyal owners don’t care how many times they need to go back to the dealer, deal with mechanical issues, or the litany of other hassles Ford’s dismal QC processes cause.

    • 0 avatar
      raph

      I guess????

    • 0 avatar
      Jeff Weimer

      Own a Ford, eh?

    • 0 avatar
      notapreppie

      Don’t hold back, DW. Tell us how you really feel.

      https://68.media.tumblr.com/b7db21a45a1eb8d335265ad5263bc628/tumblr_omrvwayCmv1um61dko1_500.jpg

    • 0 avatar
      Art Vandelay

      42,000 miles…only trip to the dealer thus far was to install the trailer brake controller. But i’m sure those turbos are going to puke their guts out through the tailpipe any second now. Now back to your regularly scheduled rant about the ATS’ instrument cluster.

      Granted, it isn’t well worn yet, but thus far I’m happier with my 15′ than any other vehicle I’ve owned. This includes some pretty decent cars (a 90 Miata, an 05 Mazdaspeed Miata, an FZJ80 Land Cruiser, though not new and a very low mileage E30 BMW wagon to name a few).

  • avatar
    ernest

    I’d rock it every day and twice on Sunday. Haters gonna hate- I like Mustangs.

  • avatar
    dror

    This kind of money will look super cheap in 25 years when we all surrounded by electric vehicles!

    • 0 avatar
      highdesertcat

      Exactly! This car will harken back to the days of “real” cars.

      EVs may be the wave of the future (eventually, if the greenies get their way) but this car, and cars like it, will always have a home in the garage of some future Jay Leno.

  • avatar
    White Shadow

    There’s a sucker both every minute.

  • avatar
    Superdessucke

    More $$$ than brains. Well bought. Not! LOL!

    • 0 avatar
      Jeremiah Mckenna

      It is more for the charity, not the car its self. More of a giving heart than a stingy, callous heart.

    • 0 avatar
      raph

      Charitable contribution aside you think this guy was a damn fool you should see what somebody paid for the privilege of owning Corvette C7 ZR1 001. Apparently 600k extra gets you an additional 330 or so horsepower.

      Anyways I’m guessing you think only appreciating assets should be marked for charity auctions?

  • avatar
    Jeremiah Mckenna

    I’d still take two, one in each color, but not for that price. But then again, if I had that kind of money for charity, things would be a lot different.

    (Proof that even with all of the new tax codes and charitable donation write off amounts being lowered that people will continue to give the same, and even more to charity. Because giving to charity is not merely a tax write off for the wealthy, it is one of the many ways they contribute to society.)

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    If I had the deep pockets to donate to charity, this would be the way to go. Your donation helps many and you end up with a cool car. The fact that it is #1 of this model might mean down the road you get more than a tax write-off out of the donation.

  • avatar
    EBFlex

    What moron paid that much for a green Mustang?

  • avatar
    ItsBob

    This “moron” obviously is smart enough to spend his time acquiring enough wealth to be able to spend $300,000 on a $60,000 car.
    I guess he could have spent most of his time on forums bashing his least favorite auto brand but then he would be a—what? A moron?

    • 0 avatar
      EBFlex

      What kind of moron would pay $60K for a green Mustang. The Mustang just isn’t that good. You’d think for a charity car they would auction something thats at least decent.

      • 0 avatar
        DC Bruce

        To my eyes, the first “Bullitt” Mustang looked more like the original than this one.

        On the “moron” angle, the purchaser of this car can claim a charitable deduction in the amount of the difference between the price he paid ($600,000) and the fair market value of the car he received, presumably the sticker price of the car at retail. I’m assuming that someone who has sufficient assets and income to drop $600K on a car will be able to make use of the deduction.

        It’s probably a little more fun to do it this way than to write a check for $540,000 to your favorite charity. Doesn’t sound moronic to me.

      • 0 avatar
        Art Vandelay

        You are the sort that drives an old W Body with the temp spare that has been on the front for the last 20k miles I bet

  • avatar
    jpolicke

    Maybe it’s just the photos but it doesn’t look like the right shade of green. Since it bears so little in common with the original they should at least have the color right.

    • 0 avatar
      EBFlex

      It’s Ford. Their attention to detail is nonexistent.

    • 0 avatar
      Art Vandelay

      I pulled up some other pictures of it and it looks darker in most of them…much closer to the original highland green. Pay no mind to the bloviations of EBFlex who apparently doesn’t get the whole google bit.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        It’s not just that shade of green that’s wrong, a lot of those automakers press pics look a little “off”. The reflections don’t seem right or there’s a suspicious matte/flat finish on slab/flat panels closest to the “camera”. There’s never a reflection of the camera man and there’s usually a convenient reflection on the glass, blocking the driver’s face.


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