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First Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $300,000

…while its big brother – the Ford GT – went for $2.25m. Eat that, pesky sibling!

Published: 22 Jan 2018

It appears that even inanimate objects succumb to sibling rivalry. At last weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona, the very first 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt sold for $300,000.

A lot, considering the limited-edition production one (which we’re really hoping makes it over to these shores) will cost significantly less.

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A quick recap: this 2018 Bullitt pays homage to 1968’s Bullitt starring That Man, and gets a welcome bump in power to 475bhp, a louder exhaust, GT350 intake, a manual gearbox and loads of added goodies.

It’s a cool, green muscle car with shades of San Francisco about it, so everything’s good. Only at this very same auction, a Ford GT supercar was also offered up for auction… and managed to sell for a whopping $2.25m. Eat that, brother!

According to Barrett-Jackson, this particular GT was the first 2018 model to be offered up for auction (not the one in the pic, obvs), outside of Ford’s own vetting procedure. It’s quite a special bit of kit, which you can read loads more about by magically transporting yourself to another internet portal via this mysterious blue link.

“We’ve been given a tremendous opportunity to enrich the lives of so many deserving individuals,” Barrett-Jackson’s boss Steve Davis noted. Proceeds from the Ford GT sale were donated to the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Ignite Programme, and the Autism Alliance of Michigan.

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The Bullitt? The full $300,000 went to the Boys Republic; a school and treatment community for youth at risk. A school which Steve McQueen himself graduated from in 1946.

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