Although official pricing has yet to be announced, someone just paid a hefty premium at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for the first 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt edition. The final price came to $300,000. Fortunately, all of that money is being donated to charity, specifically for the Boys Republic (founded in 1917), a school that specializes in at-risk kids (boys and girls) that just so happens to have a certain famous alumnus: Steve McQueen.
The Mustang Bullitt, VIN 001, is painted in the very appropriate Dark Highland Green with a few chrome accents, and is powered by the familiar 5.0-liter V8, though it’s been upgraded to a new total of 475 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired to a six-speed manual that sends power directly to the rear wheels. Top speed? Try 163 mph, which we highly doubt anyone will manage to achieve while driving through the twisty and hilly streets of San Francisco. Other features include Recaro black leather seats with unique green accent stitching and a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster. We were speaking with some Ford PR people at Detroit last week and, despite official pricing not being announced yet, we tried to get an idea as to what it’ll be.
No precise figure was given, but we were told it’ll very likely fall in somewhere between a fully-loaded GT (which shares the same engine) and the Shelby GT350. Take what you want from that. Ford also really hopes dealerships won’t do any of those cruel markups, but acknowledged there’s little to nothing they can do to prevent privately owned franchises from doing that. Fortunately, the Mustang Bullitt edition will be sold for, as of now, two models years, so there’ll be plenty of time to grab one. Hopefully at MSRP.
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