When Mecum Auction House (Kissimee, FL) holds their annual January auction next week, one of the most famous vehicles in automotive and cinematic history, is expected to command a price tag of $3.5 million. This would break the previous record set by surpassing a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake that Mecum sold for $2.2 million at the 2019 Kissimmee auction.
Steve McQueen's iconic Bullit Mustang (F) - Get Ford Motor Company Report was purchased in the late 1970s by collector Robert Kiernan from New Jersey. After his death in 2014, his son began the process of restoring the car to roadworthy condition.
After 4 years of restoration, the car made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 2018 and has been touring the country since then. The younger Kiernan made it a priority to keep the car as close to its original condition as possible.
The car collecting world will be abuzz with anticipation next month to see if this legendary vehicle will garner the bid that is expected.