The first-built model of the commemorative-edition 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt sold for $300,000 for charity to highlight the incredible parade of automotive artistry on auction during the final days of Barrett-Jackson's auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., which wrapped up Sunday.
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, which made its debut last week at the Detroit Auto Show, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 model of the car driven by Steve McQueen in the film "Bullitt" of the same year. Proceeds benefit Boys Republic, a California school for troubled kids that McQueen attended.
It was far from the highest-grossing vehicle, however, and it had plenty of competition in the looks department. Top sellers from the weekend included:
Barrett-Jackson said several vehicle auctions likely set world record sales, including a 1958 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Pickup, which fetched $198,000, a 2018 Dodge Demon ($159,500) and a 1951 Cadillac Custom Coupe ($150,700).
The auction also hosted a U.S. president for the first time in its 47-year history when former President George W. Bush dropped by the block along with comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno. They helped auction a 2018 Chevrolet Carbon 65 Edition Corvette, for the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Military Service Initiative, which helps post-9/11 veterans and their families transition to civilian life. General Motors donated the car, one of just 650 built, and it sold for $1.4 million.
Also raising money for charity:
Perhaps the weekend's biggest novelty was a 1969 Cadillac "Carpool De Ville" featuring a 370-gallon custom fiberglass hot tub heated by the V8 engine up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. It sold for $26,400.
2019 Mustang Bullitt, log car, hot tub on wheels: Barrett-Jackson auction highlights originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:20:00 EST.