1968 Ford Mustang 289 'Bullitt Replica'

Lot Number: 476

1968 Ford Mustang 289 'Bullitt Replica'

A superbly crafted replication of one of the World's most famous, movie-cars.

There is a Sale Room Notice on this lot, please read this before placing a bid

  • Sold for: £54,000

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 28th May, 2022 at 1.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    Highland Green

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  • Odometer Reading

    4642 Miles


The year of this vehicle is 1968, not 1967 as stated in the catalogue.


A superbly crafted replication of one of the World's most famous, movie-cars.


Whenever film makers tried to create an exciting car chase action scene, they were hampered by technical limitations like rear-screen projectors that took you out of the scene at the crucial moment. But then 'Bullitt' was released in 1968 with the most realistic depiction of a car chase movie-goers had ever seen. Bullitt essentially did for movie car chases what Star Wars did for science fiction films. That's because, unlike other movies at the time, the stunt driving was all real. There were no cheap rear-screen projections used for the close-up shots of the actors, and none of the scenes were sped up in post-production to heighten the sense of speed. They didn't need to be, because those cars really were barrelling through the streets of San Francisco at over 110 mph. There was a real sense of danger, unlike any movie chase before it, as the two muscle cars weaved through traffic and jumped over the hills of San Francisco, while the camera literally put you in the driving seat. The soundtrack is glorious too, and we don't mean the music soundtrack. Not a word of dialogue is spoken during the 11-minute long sequence. Apart from the scene-setting jazz score that does a great job of building tension before the chase erupts in a cloud of tire smoke, there's no music either, allowing you to appreciate the sound of two thunderous V8 muscle cars and their screaming tortured tyres battling it out. Bullitt set the standard for all movie car chases to follow, making it the most iconic and influential chase scene of all time despite the last twenty years of CGI, mainly because it's real and you can go to San Francisco and wonder 'how on earth did they do that?'.

This 1968 Ford Mustang, Steve McQueen ‘Bullitt-style’ Fastback had some subtle upgrades to get it to the level of accuracy we see today. It’s supplied with a Marti Report which shows that it was an original Highland Green Fastback built at Ford’s Dearborn plant and sold by the Rebsamen Motor Company in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before leaving the USA, it was registered and used in California and a copy of the California Title is present. The car arrived in the UK in 2015 and is registered correctly with all import taxes paid.

The paintwork is very good throughout dressed in movie-correct, Highland Green, and the exterior has front and rear bumper guards, screen sun-visor, correct inset sidelights, front and rear inset reflectors, original-style chrome mirrors and twin 2-inch exhaust pipes. The car sits on period-correct Torq-Thrust wheels with 225/55/16 Bridgestone Sport tyres. The private McQueen movie number plate ‘JJZ’ is also supplied with the car.

The interior has been fully restored with movie-correct, black deluxe seats, woodgrain dash panel and door cards, and new carpets and headlining. The correct, four-speed, top-loader, manual gearbox has the Hurst GT shifter with a white ball GT gear knob and was refurbished recently. 3-point front seat belts and rear lap belts are installed. The 302ci V8 starts on the button and sounds great with its nickel-plated, ‘shorty’ performance headers and full X-pipe custom large dual Magnaflow exhausts. Steering is power-assisted and disc brakes are fitted on the front. The indicated mileage is 4,642, the MOT is valid until 03/05/2023 and there is a small service file with some bills.

Here is your opportunity to purchase a very correct replica of the world's most famous Mustang - unleash your inner McQueen!


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For further information regarding this lot please contact Rob.



Vehicles can be collected from Sywell Aerodrome, NN6 0BN, on Monday 30th May between 9am and 2pm.

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