The 2019 Bullitt Mustang Display at NAIAS is Ford's Showstopper

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The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is a limited edition model built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Steve McQueen's movie of the same name.

On Friday, Ford will auction off the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt with VIN 001 at Barrett-Jackson's annual Scottsdale Auction. The '66 Shelby is Lot 1406, and bids open Saturday, while the '87 Buick GNX goes up as Lot 1327 Saturday.

One hundred percent of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt auction proceeds will be provided to Boys Republic to help children in desperate need find within themselves the resources and skills to begin meaningful lives on their own. McQueen graduated from Boys Republic in 1946. It's also unclear just how numerous special edition cars Ford plans to make.

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The Highland Green color from the movie will make it back along with a new Shadow Black. Opt for the Bullitt Electronics Package, and buyers can add on features like navigation, memory seats, an upgraded sound system, and assorted driver assists.

We won't know the actual power ratings or the pricing for the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt until later this year, but this beefed-up, movie-themed Mustang is likely to be a popular option for pony vehicle buyers. This is arguably the most famous movie Mustang ever while also being one of the most famous cars in American cinema history, so show-goers are sure to flock to the Ford display to see this piece of automotive history. Engine components borrowed from the GT350 boost the car's output to 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.