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 Post subject: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 6:20 am 
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The first 2019 Bullitt Mustang sold for $300K at auction. EGAD

https://jalopnik.com/the-first-2019-for ... 1822264260


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 7:51 am 
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2018 is just 20 days old, and Ford had a 2019 model out? What kinda screwball world IS this? :roll:

And AFA the idiot that's gonna pay 300 grand for a FORD, what's the expression...A fool and his money... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 8:26 am 
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Other than it's green, what's the big deal?


I had a `68 blue 440 Dodge Charger R/T. That was a big deal!


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 8:38 am 
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The money went to charity.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 3:29 pm 
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Doesn't matter where it went...if you earn it, spend it any way you want..."Murica!


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 4:17 pm 
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Doesn't matter where it went...if you earn it, spend it any way you want


Not sure of the reason for the statement. I am in total agreement, and was pointing out that it was a charity sale, and many are generous when it comes to these types of sales. A few years ago a Shelby that I signed, along with a few 1000 others sold at auction for big bucks for a veterans charity. The car looked bad to me with all the writing on it in silver sharpie, but that did not deter the bidding. It was about the cause, not ownership of a Super Snake.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 7:56 pm 
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David Willenborg wrote:
The money went to charity.

David

That 'splains it, thx. "Idiot" characterization should therefore be stricken from the record... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Good looking car, but nowhere NEAR as cool as the real Steve McQueen Bullit car.

Gonna hafta watch that again soon. The SF car chase is one of the best car scenes ever


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Good looking car, but nowhere NEAR as cool as the real Steve McQueen Bullit car.

Gonna hafta watch that again soon. The SF car chase is one of the best car scenes ever

They just showed it on Turner Classic Movies a few days ago. If you are a subscriber, you can access it for two weeks on their website, in order to view on your PC, or cast it to a TV screen if you have a Chromecaster or Steam device.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 10:13 pm 
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I'm sure it is a fun car to drive, but the brand new Mustangs just aren't that good looking to me. Especially the front end. Looks wise, I liked almost everything that came before the Mustang II (dressed up Pinto :roll: ), the Fox chassis cars ('79-'93), the SN 95 (94-98) and the '05-'09.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 11:16 pm 
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fifties wrote:
madlabs wrote:
Good looking car, but nowhere NEAR as cool as the real Steve McQueen Bullit car.

Gonna hafta watch that again soon. The SF car chase is one of the best car scenes ever

They just showed it on Turner Classic Movies a few days ago. If you are a subscriber, you can access it for two weeks on their website, in order to view on your PC, or cast it to a TV screen if you have a Chromecaster or Steam device.


Thanks fifties. Don't have Turner but did find that Vudu and Amazon have it for $2.99. Going to be good to see McQueen driving the heck out of that mustang!


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 11:32 pm 
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They say he was actually driving it in the movie, and that the car was heavily modified with suspension and skid plates so it wouldn't self-destruct on all those hard landings in the movie.

They will probably sell as many of the new ones as they can build. A small segment of the populations likes replica cars along those lines.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 11:44 pm 
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Mr. Detrola wrote:
They say he was actually driving it in the movie, and that the car was heavily modified with suspension and skid plates so it wouldn't self-destruct on all those hard landings in the movie.

They will probably sell as many of the new ones as they can build. A small segment of the populations likes replica cars along those lines.
Steve McQueen did do some of the driving but the high speed and dangerous parts were done by stunt doubles.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 12:13 am 
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Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31JgMAHVeg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9SZbrh_Tg

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 12:58 am 
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As some may already know,the TWO Bullitt Mustangs used in the 1968 film still exist.The "hero" car has been owned by the same family since 1974(paid $6000) and was actually used as a daily driver until the clutch failed around 1980.McQueen tried twice to buy this car back.The second letter of inquiry he wrote exists and in it McQueen clearly states that he was not willing to pay a ridiculous price for the car.This car was made driveable again(not restored) and has been featured in advertisements for the new Bullitt Mustang and at car shows.It's also featured in a short clip on Jay Leno's Garage concerning the new model.

The stripped-down stunt car was found in a Mexico junkyard not long ago.There wasn't a whole lot left of it beyond the shell.Against the advice of experts,they chose to restore it to a driver.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 1:18 am 
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fifties wrote:
2018 is just 20 days old, and Ford had a 2019 model out? What kinda screwball world IS this? :roll:

And AFA the idiot that's gonna pay 300 grand for a FORD, what's the expression...A fool and his money... :wink:


Dunno,maybe they're related to the people who've paid $30,000 and up for a Zenith Strat 1000.To each his own.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 1:28 am 
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Mike C. wrote:
As some may already know,the TWO Bullitt Mustangs used in the 1968 film still exist.The "hero" car has been owned by the same family since 1974(paid $6000) and was actually used as a daily driver until the clutch failed around 1980.McQueen tried twice to buy this car back.The second letter of inquiry he wrote exists and in it McQueen clearly states that he was not willing to pay a ridiculous price for the car.This car was made driveable again(not restored) and has been featured in advertisements for the new Bullitt Mustang and at car shows.It's also featured in a short clip on Jay Leno's Garage concerning the new model.

The stripped-down stunt car was found in a Mexico junkyard not long ago.There wasn't a whole lot left of it beyond the shell.Against the advice of experts,they chose to restore it to a driver.


More info at the HVA. https://www.historicvehicle.org/found-r ... ailed-buy/


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 1:43 am 
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David Willenborg wrote:
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Doesn't matter where it went...if you earn it, spend it any way you want


Not sure of the reason for the statement. I am in total agreement, and was pointing out that it was a charity sale, and many are generous when it comes to these types of sales.


You mis-spelled "tax deduction" here. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 1:43 am 
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Yes mrx,that's one of the many articles I read about it.Pretty interesting history,overall.

One of my favorite parts:

"Sean points out a chip on the edge of the passenger’s-side rear fender, which reveals a thick layer of filler. “This entire side is Bondo,” he says. “There must be 40 gallons of it in the door alone. It oozes out of the inside. Whoever put it on was a real sculptor, because it matches the lines of the car perfectly.” The door was smashed in during the closing stages of the chase scene, and the filler is the result of the shortcut repair."

Sounds a lot like some of my early rides.But the Bondo in THAT car won't hurt the value any.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 Bullitt Mustang
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 1:48 am 
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Flipperhome wrote:
Steve McQueen did do some of the driving but the high speed and dangerous parts were done by stunt doubles.


Understandable, if top talent gets hurt, it's a big deal. Somebody pointed out the way to understand Steve McQueen, was that he was first and foremost really a race car/motorcycle guy who just acted in movies on the side. That's what he liked to do.


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