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Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" 1968 Mustang GT is for sale

•, Mike Hanlon

The Highland Green "Bullitt" 1968 Mustang GT was used in one of the great car chase scenes in silver screen history, driven by Steve McQueen and his look-alike stunt-double, Loren Janes.

McQueen was more than comfortable in doing his own stunts as Lt. Frank Bullitt, but risk mitigation and insurance premiums meant stuntmen had by then become necessary in the film industry, and McQueen was far too valuable a commodity to be imperiled.

The car to be auctioned in January is one of just two Mustangs used in filming Bullitt, and it was the "hero car" – the car used in close up filming and most importantly, it is the car used in THE car chase.

The announcement of the auction was made at Mecum's Monterey 2019 auction today, with owner, Sean Kiernan (pictured above), present alongside Mecum Auctions President Dana Mecum (pictured below).

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