'Bullitt' Mustang + Porsche 911 + Taylor Aerocar + more - Auction Action 436

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1968 Ford Mustang GT 'Bullitt'

Sold: A$5.42M
Mecum

Arguably the most famous movie car of all, the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in Bullitt drew a huge number of bidders and an even bigger audience. Long believed lost, the Mustang made a guest appearance at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show alongside Ford’s 3rd edition Bullitt Mustang. Its S-code 390ci V8 has been rebuilt and it still features the camera mounts welded to the rockers, the blacked out grille with no GT emblems and the American Racing Torque Thrust wheels.

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1993 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

Sold: A$1.21M
RM Sothebys

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Who in their wildest dreams would have thought a 1993 Porsche 911 would achieve such an exalted price? But if you want your old 911 to really stand out, give it and a big wad of cash to Singer, founded in 2009 by former lead singer for the British rock band Catherine Wheel, and you’ll get back something pretty special, rebuilt and reworked from the ground up. This example, powered by a modern-day 4-litre Porsche engine has only done 4500km since being Singerised.

 

 

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 racecar

Sold: A$139,240
Barrett Jackson

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Bought as a gift for the actor, the late Paul Walker, of Fast and Furious fame, this purpose-built race-bred Mustang is ready to hit the track. Sadly he never got to sample it. In fact this pacy pony went straight into storage in his shed on arrival and never turned a wheel in anger. It has been built with more grunt than a stock one and carries less weight with just one race seat, a harness, no creature comforts and plenty of scaffolding to keep you safe.

The brakes have been boosted and the suspension is set up for the track.

 

1954 Taylor Aerocar

Sold: A$400,000
Barrett Jackson

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Live your inner 007. This unusual USA vehicle has both a roadworthy and FAA certification. The two-seat Aerocar is powered by a Lycoming 320ci engine with 150hp. In car-mode the engine sends drive to the front wheels, and in flight-mode a two-blade propeller pushes it through the air. at 160km/h cruising speed.

 

Coming up:

1963 Ford Consul Classic 315

Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction
17 February 2020

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Ford Great Britain launched the Consul Classic in 1961 and it remained in production for a further two years. Available in Standard or Deluxe trim it was made to be ‘suitable for the golf club carpark’ and was available with a column or floor shift. The design cues came directly from Ford HQ at Dearborn Michigan and some refer to it as a scaled down Galaxie 500 from the waist down with a Lincoln Continental roofline. The designation 315 refers to it being an export model. Being a 1963 model this one has the larger 1498cc four-cylinder engine. Sightings in Australia are rare but this one will gain plenty of attention wherever you go. Estimate is $16,000-$20,000.

 

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