Mustang GT Bullitt
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt
Bullitt is a 1968 American action thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. The picture stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by Alan R. Trustman and Harry Kleiner was based on the 1963 novel Mute Witness. In the movie there is a nearly 11 minute chase scene in which McQueen rumbles through various streets of San Francisco in a green 1968 Mustang Fastback, and the rest is history.
Fast forward to 2001 where we have a New Edge style Mustang, painted Dark Highland Green and put together as a tribute to this 1968 classic and the chase scene in the movie. For consignment, a 2001 Mustang Bullitt. This is number 3041 of 5582 units produced, is able to output 265 hp, and has a mere 4,720 original miles. Compared to today's Mustangs, even the V6 can produce more horsepower due to technological advances. However, don't buy this car for its awesome power, buy it for collectability. 1 year of production, low numbers and a retro interior, it's destined to be a classic. Get it while it's hot!
Nice straight rust-free steel panels with their gaps very consistent, all bathed in Dark Highland Green. This smoothed over designed New Edge bodied version has body matching integrated bumpers, a hood scoop, the throwback to the choicely stick cove in the sides, and nicely rounded fastback rear glass which melts into the small rear deck. Only trimmings present on this car are all black and only around the glass which is tinted. On back the trio cluster of taillights still persists and dual exhaust now protrudes from the bottom of the rear roll pan. Bullitt badging as well as a simple GT on the front quarter is literally the only bling on this car, save for the galloping horse on the grille. 17-inch gray powder coated 5 spoke wheels are on all 4 corners and the galloping horse also appears on the red Brembo brake calipers. Last is a special body flush gas filler cap. I'm green with envy of the retro throwback paint color.
A swing of the doors and Huey Lewis and the News' “Back in Time” could be playing as the tributes to 1968 hits just keep on coming. Retro styled seats with rounded tuck and roll inserts and nice smooth oversized grabber sided buckets are noted inside for the driver and passenger, all covered in charcoal gray leather. In back a 2 plus 2 with the same pattern also in leather. The center console also in charcoal gray is ergonomically rounded just like the seats and exterior design. The dash which has been beautifully molded with now very rounded over twin eyebrows all in charcoal is yet another tribute to the early versions. So are the round gauges in the dash setup only these take on a contemporary flair. A nicely padded rally steering with galloping steed in the center has touch controls to make things just a bit more convenient. In the center of this dash are the climate controls, and an AM/FM/CD radio, and of course the round metal knob topped shifter. Black carpeting and black headliner are above and below, and these are also in very good condition.
Under the hood appears showroom-like with nice shiny castings, no corrosion, supple wires and hoses and all clean under here. Within this ready to roll space is an original 4.6 Liter SOHC V8 with EFI. On the back is a Tremec 3650 5-Speed manual transmission coupled with a Ford 8.8-inch 3.27 Trac-Loc rear axle.
More rust free and dirt free surfaces and unibody structure. I'm seeing green sprayed well-kept floor pans, shiny exhaust, and just a little surface rust on cast suspension and drivetrain pieces. In front which has been lowered 3/4 inches from the standard GT, sports independent coil springs, and on back a 4 link with coil springs. Power 13-inch disc brakes the front with Brembo dual piston red painted galloping pony adorned calipers, and on back 11.6-inch rear rotors courtesy of the SVT Cobra. All original equipment under here even some factory identifying spray paint is still on.
A turn of the key and you have one of the nicest sounding exhaust tones you'll hear, here at Classic Auto Mall. Here Here! Anyway, I digress, and off to the test track where it has a nice acceleration, good handling and on a dime stopping which is bias free no matter how hard you push the pedal in. All working and just a comfy retro interior. The interior fitted me, who is slightly portly, as well as my crack, buff, steel sculpted bodied decoder and muscle car aficionado, both were very comfy, although when he drives, I always have to grab the Jesus bar!
All in all a very nicely preserved, very low mileage example with its Marti Report of the retro Bullitt and its star Steve McQueen. I can fantasize about dodging in and out of cable cars and becoming airborne in those hilly streets of San Francisco. …Rice a Roni…A San Francisco treat! Cue the Bullitt.
F-Ford Motor Company
F-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P42- GT Coupe, Bullitt
X-4.6L V8 SOHC Bullitt 265hp
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
232829-Sequential Unit Number
EXT PNT PY-Dark Highland Green Metallic
INT KW-Charcoal Bullitt Leather Buckets
AXLE-8.8" 3.27 TracLoc
TR K-Tremec 3560 5 Speed Manual
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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