World Renowned Collector Car Auction Announces Steve McQueen Mustang Crossing the Block in Monterey
By Claire Natale -
Wednesday Aug 11, 2021
2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Number 001 to be Auctioned off at Russo and Steele
The stage is set for Monterey Car Week and Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, is proving it’s the place to be August 12-13. Lots are still available at the highly sought-after event for those looking to consign. Added to the lineup is a 2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt.
Back in 1968, actor and “King of Cool” Steve McQueen, starred in the movie “Bullitt”, where he drove a Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback through the streets of San Francisco on a high-speed car chase. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie, Ford came out with the 2019 Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt to pay tribute to this exhilarating cinematic masterpiece.
“This commemorative Mustang is perfect for car enthusiasts seeking the thrill McQueen felt as he sped around San Francisco in the classic ‘Bullitt’ movie,” said Drew Alcazar, auction president and CEO. “This vehicle is sure to turn heads at our auction and add to the impressive lineup.”
The model featured in the Monterey auction is the very first Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Number 2019-001. It has extensive McQueen racing/Ford performance upgrades including a Gen 5 Whipple supercharger system producing 775+HP and over 27 individual component upgrades. It will be presented for auction sale at no reserve at Russo and Steele in Monterey, Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13.
Additional Car Specs
• Highland Green paint
• 6-speed manual
• 5.0 liter V8 engine
• 420 lb-ft torque
• 480 hp
Billed as the “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”, Russo and Steele is among an elite list of events that contributes to Monterey’s Historic Car Week and holds the hottest ticket to Monterey’s race weekend.
As a lead up to the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event on Sunday, August 15, Russo and Steele’s auction is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey. The three-day event will auction collectible automobiles in its safe, highly interactive, visceral ground-level auction arena that provides an experience where buyers can get up close with the cars. Known for its auction-in-the-round format, Russo and Steele is unlike any other event and is known as “The World’s Most Exciting Collector Automobile Auction.” Russo and Steele places buyers, sellers and enthusiastic spectators up close and personal with vehicles.
About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continues to set records and attract a discerning global clientele. In addition to its reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, the unique high-energy auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include a signature event in Scottsdale, Ariz. every January, followed by March at Amelia Island and August at Monterey, California. For additional information, please visit http://www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.