There was very few times in his life Steve McQueen didn’t get what he wanted. Yet the third owner of this, the “hero” car from Bullitt, declined to sell it to him in December of 1977, three years after it was first purchased from a classified ad in Road and Track. Used daily until 1980 when the clutch went out with just 65,000 miles on the odometer. It’s since been in the care of Sean Kiernan, the son of the late owner, who commissioned Mecum to auction the car. Almost entirely original down to the camera mounts as well as a hand-signed letter from McQueen begging to buy it back, and just set the record for most expensive Mustang ever sold. An unknown buyer — only Fred Mecum himself, who took the call, knows his/her identity — just paid out $3.4 million for what is possibly considered the original hero car at auction.
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