Two thousand eight was the fortieth anniversary of the movie Bullitt that featured the most iconic car chase scene ever filmed. The main character in the movie starring Steve McQueen drove a tastefully modified Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT390 2+2 fastback that roared like thunder and looked sinister. From the day that the movie Bullitt was released it cemented the reputations of both McQueen and the Mustang as the epitome of cool. No wonder Ford was eager to capture the essence of the ’68 Mustang from the movie in its latest Pony car.
Since 2008 was a milestone year since the introduction of the film it seemed fitting that Ford would mix-up some Highland Green paint and tweak Mustang to celebrate the occasion. Plus the fact that the last Bullitt inspired Mustang from 2001 was a great success probably made the decision to produce the 2008 version that much easier.
Inside, the Bullitt was dressed in Charcoal Black leather and Satin metallic trim for visual interest. Real machined-turned aluminum instrument panel inserts brightened up the cabin and gave the Bullitt a wonderful 1960’s vibe. Satin aluminum bezels circled the gauges and air vents enhance the look even further.
Power is derived from a 4.6-liter, 3-valve SOHC V-8 producing 315 horsepower and paired to a Tremec TR-3650 5-speed manual transmission.
Today, Bring A Trailer is proud to offer number 2019 of the 5,808 Bullitt Mustangs produced in 2008. This example has only 23k miles and is offered alongside a set of aftermarket wheels, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Mississippi title in the seller’s name.
The 2008 Mustang Bullitt not only looked amazing it was also a well rounded and best balanced of the performance orientated 2005-2009 Mustangs available. In total 5,808 Bullitts were produced in 2008 while another 816 were produced in 2009. Don’t miss this chance to acquire a future classic so start placing your bids now!