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What Is A Mustang Bullitt?

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Last Updated 5/17/2021

The Mustang Bullitt is an iconic vehicle in our history. Check out LMR's article explaining the Mustang Bullitt's evolution over the years.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Mustang Bullitt - Everything You Need To Know About The Mustang Bullitt

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THE STEVE MCQUEEN BULLITT MUSTANG AUCTION

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The Mustang Bullitt stole the hearts of America in 1968 by playing a crucial role in the film “Bullitt” by Director Peter Yates. This was driven by Steve McQueen and piloted this 68’ Fastback in one of the most famous car chase scenes in film history. This started a very important lineage for the Mustang family.

On January 10, 2020, the original 1968 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt was sold in Kissimmee, Florida for $3.4 Million at Mecum Auctions!


Mustang Bullitt YEAR MODELS

1968 Mustang Bullitt

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Starting in 1968, Warner Bros purchased 2 68’ GT Fastbacks for the movie “Bullitt”. In the same year, a Warner Bros employee named Robert Ross purchased the second vehicle. In 70’, Robert sold it to Frank Marranca for $6,000 who was a police detective. Frank had it until 74’ and then sold it to couple Robert and Robbie Kiernan for the same $6,000.

In 77’ Steve McQueen offered to buy it, but the Kiernans denied it. In 78’, Robbie purchased the New Jersey “Bullitt” vanity plates as a gift to Robert. Moving onto 89’, the car ends up in Kentucky with the same owners and 6 years later on another move to Tennessee. Restoration started in 2001 by Robert and his son Sean Kiernan who was 20 at the time.

Fast forward to 2016, Sean finally completes the restoration and starts it for the first time. In 2017, the vehicle was reunited with Steve McQueen’s granddaughter, Molly McQueen. They met in the Ford Design Studio in Dearborn, MI. In 2018, this vehicle was revealed for the 50th movie anniversary in conjunction with the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt announcement that was available in the Summer of 2018.


2001 Mustang BULLITT

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3 colors were offered with the 2001 Mustang Bullitt which was Black, True Blue, and Dark Highland Green paint. It came equipped with 265 HP and was tighter and swifter than the standard GT. The torque came out to 305 and had a compression ratio of 9.4:1. It came in a 5-speed manual transmission with a final drive ratio of 3.27:1.

Notable 2001 Mustang Bullitt Upgrades

  • No Spoiler Option
  • Fog Light Delete
  • Slightly Lowered Compared To The GT
  • Rolled Exhaust Tips
  • Bullitt Badge On Left Decklid
  • Seat Design Which Had Vertical Pleats
  • Brushed Aluminum Shifter Bezel And Knob
  • BULLITT Logo Door Sills
  • Brushed Silver Fuel Door
  • Painted Red Calipers
  • Retro Gauge Cluster
  • Brushed Pedal Design
  • Cast Aluminum, Long Runner Ford Racing Intake Manifold
  • Underdrive Pulleys
  • Larger Alternator
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2001 Mustang Bullitt PRODUCTION NUMBERS

  • Dark Highland Green: 3,041
  • Black: 1,819
  • True Blue: 722

2008-09 Mustang BULLITT

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This being an S197 model, this 2008-09 Mustang Bullitt much more closely resembled the exterior appearance of the original from 1968 and only came in Black and Highland Green colors. Subtle changes done to this Mustang made it go a long way! One major change from the New Edge Bullitt to the S197 is that the New Edge version is called a “Mustang Bullitt” and the S197 is Mustang GT with the Bullitt package.

The reason is that there are NO production Bullitt parts on this car as they are all preproduction, but it did however have an “early” version exhaust, some early chassis hardware, grille, and Bullitt faux fuel cap installed.

This model only came in a 5-speed manual transmission and came with 315 HP. This was a 15 HP increase from the standard GT and it also included a specific engine calibration that increased throttle response. It could even run on 87, 91, or even 93 octanes and had a camshaft timing revision.

Also returned exhaust was added for the signature Bullitt sound as well as the Redline limiter changed from 6250 RPM to 6500 RPMs. Below are some specifications for this 08’-09’ build:


2008-09 Mustang Bullitt EXTERIOR & INTERIOR

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  • Modified Badging With Satin Finish And Bullitt Crosshair Medallion On Rear Decklid
  • Unique Bullitt Grille
  • Fog Light Delete With Chrome Bezel
  • 18” Micro Machined Euro-Flanged Bullitt Wheels With Dark Gray Satin Finish W/Tri-Bar Pony Center Cap
  • 3.5” Stainless Steel Packed Exhaust Tips
  • Painted Dark Gray Calipers
  • Unique Aluminum Shifter Ball
  • Unique Aluminum Finish Panels With Gunmetal Engine Turn Pattern
  • Aluminum Accents Consisting Of Door Handles, Pedal Covers, And Shifter Trim Ring
  • Revised Cluster
  • Shelby GT500 Style Sport Front Seats, Steering Wheel With Bullitt Logo
  • Unique Scuff Plate
  • Serialized Plate On Strut Tower Brace

2008-09 Mustang Bullitt PRODUCTION NUMBERS

2008 Mustang Bullitt | TOTAL: 5,772
  • Green: 4,346
  • Black: 1,426
2009 Mustang Bullitt | TOTAL: 810
  • Green: 629
  • Black: 181
TOTAL NUMBER PRODUCED | 6,582

2019 Mustang BULLITT

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The most current Bullitt model came out in 2019 and is an appearance and performance package for the 2019 Mustang GT. Many consider this the best-looking Bullitt edition yet and only comes with the Dark Highland Green or black options for the exterior color.

WHAT MAKES THE 2019 BULLITT DIFFERENT?

  • Window Treatment Around Side Windows
  • Upper And Lower Grille
  • Dash
  • Shifter Ball
  • Black Coated Exhaust Tips
  • Red Calipers
  • GT350 Intake Manifold
  • GT350 Style Intake Manifold
  • Throttle Body (Shelby GT350)
  • 180 MPH Speedo
  • Bullitt Badging

2019 Mustang Bullitt SPECS

  • 2019 Mustang Bullitt Horsepower - 480 Horsepower
  • 2019 Mustang Bullitt Torque - 420 lb ft Torque
  • 2019 Mustang Bullitt Price - $46,595.00
  • Fuel Economy - Highway 25 MPG/City 16 MPG/Combined 19 MPG
  • Exterior Color - Highland Green Metallic & Shadow Black
  • Interior Color - Ebony Leather Trim/Miko Suede
  • 4 Passenger Sports Car
  • 5.0-liter V8 TI-VCT Engine
  • 6 Speed Transmission

2019 Mustang Bullitt EXTERIOR

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  • Easy Fuel Capless Filler
  • Headlamps - Autolamp (On/Off)
  • Headlamps - LED With Signature Lighting
  • Hood Vent
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Mirrors - Manual Folding Dual Power Heated With Turn Signals
  • Pony Projection Lamps
  • Quad Tip Dual Exhaust
  • Taillamps - LED With Sequential Turn Signal
  • Rear Window - Louvers
  • Rear Faux Gas Cap

2019 Mustang Bullitt INTERIOR

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  • 12" LCD Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Auto Dim Rearview Mirror
  • Dual Illumination Vanity Mirrors
  • Dual Zone Electronic Auto Climate Control
  • Leather Trimmed Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel With Cruise & Audio Control
  • Power Locks & Windows
  • Powerpoints (2)
  • Smart Charging USB Port (2)
  • Split Fold Rear Seat
  • Tilt/Telescope Steering Column
  • Windows - Global Open

2019 Mustang Bullitt FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

  • AM/FM Single CD/MP3 Player
  • Electronic Power Assist Steering
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Intelligent Access With Push Button Start
  • Limited Slip Rear Axle
  • MyKey
  • Rear View Camera
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Selectable Drive Modes
  • Sync3 With 8" Touch Screen
  • Track Apps
  • Universal Garage Door Opener

The Mustang Bullitt has spanned many generations because of the simplistic details which create a clean as well as aggressive look. This is a look that can stand the test of time and are sure we will continue to see more variations of this package in the future. Shop our many Bullitt parts below!


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Published on 2020-01-07
We asked our customers on social media if they wanted to see our 2019 Bullitt on the dyno, and 95% of y'all said yes! Right after we finished Jay's GT500, Landan put her up there and here are the results!

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