Very First Production Ford Mustang Bullitt Heads to Charity Auction


If you haven't already heard, Ford introduced a new Bullitt edition Mustang GT for 2018. The '66 Shelby is Lot 1406, and bids open Saturday, while the '87 Buick GNX goes up as Lot 1327 Saturday.

Heading to auction as part of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale, the Bullitt Mustang wearing VIN 001 will cross the block later this afternoon. The nonsectarian school and treatment community for troubled youngsters has guided more than 30,000 at-risk teenage boys and girls, including Steve McQueen, who graduated from the facility in 1946. The first vehicle off the line isn't any different than the ones that will come after it, but some folks like scooping up low VINs, and it doesn't get any lower than 001. The auto was donated by Ford and the McQueen estate, with all proceeds going to Boys Republic. Although specially tuned versions of rival cars have been offered since with more horsepower than the Dodge Hellcats can boast, nobody has yet come up with a straight production model to rival them. It was named as Mustang Bullitt for paying tribute to the 1968 thriller movie, Bullitt, which starred Steve Mcqueen and was best known for its auto chase scenes featuring the same power-packed vehicle.

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The modern Bullitt's 5.0L V8 generates over 475 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and can attain a top-speed of 262 km/h. This is arguably the most famous movie Mustang ever while also being one of the most famous cars in American cinema history, so show-goers are sure to flock to the Ford display to see this piece of automotive history.