Cool things with wheels since 2006
I'm seeing or reading $3.4 million and $3.75 million.
Probably due to the report being about the cars final bid, or the amount the buyer must pay the auction company includes a 5 to 10% fee depending on the auction company.
I don't think so. I think it will end up in a private collection either in Russia or one of the shiekdoms never to be seen in public again
$3.4 mil. I think I have a radiator cap once owned by Steve McQueen.Don in Oregon
And I thought this family was never going to sell the car. Sure makes a difference when you wave copious amounts of money in someone's face.
The guy who would not part with it, well, he died, and this was in the hands of his son from then on, and he's a realist.... he wants to retire from working, and live the good life from here on out. Unlike the guys dying young, poor, and with a 3 million dollar car in the garage that they haven't enjoyed driving, and wouldn't sell so they could enjoy life as a rich guy, the son of the man that owned it and kept it in the garage for decades was not going to let his next of kin enjoy the money, and die a miserable poor old man. He simply found himself the owner of a gold mine. He cashed out. SCORE! I'm just surprised it wasn't advertised more as the last car that Steve McQueen had driven, and in his most popular movie at that, which had never been to auction yet. In my previous write up about this car I was clear on how the son of the guy that held onto this for decades in the barn, was NOT the same type who would do it and repeat such idiotic behavior as his dad. This guy enjoyed the car on the road, realized the publicity tour would be paid for by Ford and the auction company, and had a great time the last couple of years, which will be followed by the next couple decades of being a rich man.
The seller is a car guy. The Mustang had sat for years disassembled with parts in boxes until the son, Sean Kiernan put it all back together himself with no help. He took it many places to put it on display, not the least of which was Goodwood, where he ran it up the hill 13 times.
Well, it sold. And sold BIG! It would be cool if it was Steve's grand daughter that got it. We'll probably never know, but then, maybe we will.
If you think about it, there were two people willing to pay over $3 million for this Mustang. One just wanted it a little more.
Ok, I give. What 2 people want the Bullitt Mustang, can afford it, and went to bid on it? I heard it quickly went to 3 million, then slowly crept up to 3.4. I doubt Chad McQueen can afford it, even if he sells his look alike tribute Mustang. Or do you mean that when it came down to the last 2 bids, there was one high bidder, and the person that lost out. Those unknown people were the only two that were willing to pay 3.4 Million.
I mean the buyer and the losing bidder. The loser probably dropped out at 3.3 million or so.