David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/13/20 11:05 a.m.

The big question going into Mecum’s Kissimmee sale: How much will the Bullitt Mustang fetch? Certainly it’s a rare car–just one of one. 

Okay, technically the filming employed a pair of Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang Fastbacks, but the one up for auction has been branded t…

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Chris McComb
Chris McComb None
1/13/20 2:07 p.m.

I think it's worth every penny of that.  It is a one-of-a-kind, and a car known by almost anyone who has ever seen a movie.  Not just Bullitt, ANY movie.

rsikes
rsikes New Reader
1/13/20 3:39 p.m.

Yeah, I'd say well sold!  Happy for the Kiernan's family, cool car, great story.  Worth 3.74m? apparently for someone, the bragging rights are!

jplowden1
jplowden1
1/13/20 4:47 p.m.

Well sold! Like we say a collectable is only worth someone is willing to pay and that is why we have auctions.

Bo Jangles Dusenburg sold 3-4 years ago for $400,000. It should have brought well over a million.

When the first Shelby Cobra was up for sale in 2015 a wealthy gentleman turned it down for $20,,000,000 because it didn't have the origional paint !

It all depends on what means more than money to some people.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
1/14/20 1:49 p.m.

I'd say: both. Well bought for the collector who got what they wanted, a once-in-a-lifetime car that has great significance. Well sold for the family who got a huge return on their father's old daily driver that was parked for decades, and I'm sure the whole auction process was an experience that they'll never forget.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/14/20 5:29 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

You know, I can't fault that view at all. 

dougie
dougie Reader
1/14/20 10:33 p.m.

Well sold, it was a POS.......You wouldn't want to drive it any distance unless it had a full restoration which would cost you another 100K.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
1/15/20 6:11 p.m.
dougie said:

Well sold, it was a POS.......You wouldn't want to drive it any distance unless it had a full restoration which would cost you another 100K.

And in doing so you would probably cut a huge amount of the value out of it. Original in this case is a huge part of the value.  

dougie
dougie Reader
1/15/20 6:58 p.m.
dean1484 said:
dougie said:

Well sold, it was a POS.......You wouldn't want to drive it any distance unless it had a full restoration which would cost you another 100K.

And in doing so you would probably cut a huge amount of the value out of it. Original in this case is a huge part of the value.  

Ergo you wouldn't want to drive it.......

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