If today lags behind Fast and Furious is one of the most successful in cinema is due in large part to Bullit, that 1968 movie starring Steve McQueen. Is that that film He was the first to make an art of car chases. So much so that one of the two Ford Mustang GTs used by McQueen in the film was recently sold at auction for 3.74 million.
This Mustang GT Fastback, which was purchased at the time for $ 3.500, was used for most of the action shots with McQueen behind the wheel.
For decades it was believed that the car had been lost, but in 2018 it resurfaced just in time to celebrate the film's 50th anniversary ... Ford He also took advantage of the situation to create a renewed version of his pony car which he baptized as Mustang Bullitt.
After the shooting of the movie, the Ford Mustang GT painted in Dark highland green was sold to Robert Ross, an employee of Warner Bros who used it to go to work. Two years later, in 1970, it was sold to the detective Frank Marranca, who later sold it in 1974 for $ 6.000 to the late Robert Kiernan.
McQueen tried to buy the Kiernan family car numerous times, but every time he tried they rejected the offer.
The old Mustang, which accumulates 74.000 kilometers, it still has its 8 cubic inch (390 liter) V6,4 engine with over 320 CV and that associated with a four-speed manual transmission could do 0 to 100 km / h in just seven seconds.
This specimen is now the most expensive Mustang of all time, beating out a 500 Shelby GT1967 Super Snake for which it paid $ 1.2 million in 2019.