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The 1968 Mustang GT was used because it was a car a police detective(Steve McQueen's role) could afford to buy at that time, the fast back GT sold for $2,750 in 1968

But as is, its a "roach" not sure why someone would pay that much for it, but I guess there were multiple people willing to pay to get it up to $3.4million

I read the original buyer paid $3,800 for it in 1974, which was close to double of what 1968 Mustang GT would be worth back then
McQueen looked for it and found it and tried to buy it back in 1977, but he wouldn't sell it
 
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Actually it looked like a pretty solid car.

Still has a Warner brothers parking sticker, modified redline taped on the tach to go with modified engine and camera mounts welded underneath. It’s only original once and it seemed to be a pretty decent time capsule from its movie.

It is a 1 of 1 car that stared on one of the best car chase scenes ever filmed and one of the first good car chase scenes. The only way to put a price on it is to put up for auction.

Really IMO it should go to a museum, The Henry Ford would have been a great home for it.
 

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Let's just hope it's not cursed like little bastard.
 

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And that Mustang GT was NOT the car in the chase scenes, well the good parts of the chase scenes, lol, it was the car for the close up cruising around shots, the pussy car

So not the Bullitt Mustang, the BB Mustang maybe
Just saying :)
 
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I bought and owned for five years the original '73 El Camino 454 from the tv-series My Name is Earl. It was auctioned after the show ended by Mecum for ... $9,000. I bought it from the winning bidder in 2010 for a sum he couldn't refuse, and sold it 5 years later to a collector for that same amount. It was tons of fun to own and drive but had almost 0 collectibility premium obviously, despite it having been in almost every episode of the fairly popular show for 4 years. Go figure.
 

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I'd rather have the Subaru brat from that show.
 

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Eleanor from the Nicolas Cage remake of Gone in 60 Seconds went for only $852,500 in the same auction. I thought it was a much nicer Mustang than the Bullitt one...
 

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Eleanor from the Nicolas Cage remake of Gone in 60 Seconds went for only $852,500 in the same auction. I thought it was a much nicer Mustang than the Bullitt one...
Probably not the wisest move to sell both cars at the same sale...

Bullitt will clobber the Shelby every day of the week for fan following.
 

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Yea it wasn't about the cars... it was about who sat in them and steve McQueen beats nick cage any day.

There was a one million dollar bounty for james Dean's car which was literally just a twisted pile of scrap metal...
 

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Wow. Would you have believed when we looked at the car that it would be a $3.4 million dollar car? :icon_surprised:
Before the auction I was guessing it would go for at least $1.5 million.
 

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