[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] The 2019 2.3T Ford Mustang is priced at 369,800 yuan in China. Do you think an old Mustang will be worth US$3 to 5 million (approximately 21.35 to 35.58 million yuan)? To buy an old Mustang for the price of several supercars, how much feelings must be used to support this…
The American people's love for Mustang is incomprehensible to us. This is inseparable from Mustang's appearance in many movies, the most representative of which is the originator of the car-chasing action film “Bullitt”. This 114-minute action movie was released in 1968. I believe many people have never heard of it. Even if they have heard it, few people may have seen it. However, “Bullitt” is extremely high among similar car chasing action movies. Status.
In 2018, the 50th anniversary of the release of “Bullitt”, Ford launched the Mustang Bullitt model to commemorate this great movie, which is enough to show this car chase action movie and Ford Mustang's status in American hearts. Back to the topic, at an auction held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, USA from January 2 to 12, 2020, the 1968 Mustang GT Fastback used in the filming of the movie “Bullitt” will be auctioned , This Mustang, driven by the starring actor Steve McQueen (Steve McQueen), is estimated to be sold for between US$3 and 5 million, which is 21.35 to 35.58 million yuan…
It is reported that two 1968 Mustang GT Fastbacks were used in the shooting of “Bullitt” that year. The car to be auctioned was driven by Steve McQueen himself and completed many classic shots. After the movie was released, Warner Bros. Entertainment sold the two Mustangs, and there has been no news of these two cars since then. In 1974, Bob Kiernan, the director of insurance business at the time, saw a green 1968 Mustang in a car magazine advertisement. The car was equipped with a 390-horsepower V8 engine. Kiernan found that there was even a welding similar in the car. The fixed point of the camera bracket for filming, Kiernan thought this was the Mustang GT used in the film, for which he spent $6,000 to take it down.
After learning that the Mustang who participated in the movie appeared again, Steve McQueen tried twice to buy the car from Kiernan, but Kiernan did not want to sell his car. For the next six years, Kiernan spent most of his time traveling in the company's car, and his wife drove this Mustang for a total of about 30,000 miles (about 48,000 kilometers), but the clutch of this car was in 1980. When something went wrong, Kiernan hid it in his garage.
After that, regardless of whether Kiernan moved to New Jersey, Kentucky or Nashville, he would take this Mustang with him. Kiernan passed away in 2014, and his son Sean Kiernan continued to keep this legendary Mustang. The father and son did not repair the car too much before, and the paint still remained in its original state, and there were even traces of bumps left during the filming. The father and son just try to repair the power system of this car as much as possible, and try to use original parts for repair.
In March 2017, it was discovered that another green 1968 Mustang involved in the filming of the film was dumped in a garbage dump in Mexico. Because this car had taken some stunt jump shots, the condition of the car was not as good as that of Kiernan's. , Many parts were also removed. For those of us who love car culture, we are very thankful that this classic and meaningful old guy has been well preserved. Let alone make up for the old movie “Bullitt”. (The picture comes from Li Haopeng, the home of the network car