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The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« on: January 10 2020, 10:37:04 AM »
I turned the TV on this morning and good morning America was on and they were talking about the original Bullitt that will be going for auction today at Mecum.  The guy bought the car back in 74 for $3500.  It is expected to get $2-$5 million dollars!

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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #1 on: January 10 2020, 10:43:58 AM »
Wouldn't there have been several of them built for that movie?
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #2 on: January 10 2020, 03:27:30 PM »
Wouldn't there have been several of them built for that movie?
There was but those one's I believed took the jumps and got destroyed.  This was the main one and still has the camera mounts and hole in the trunk for the smoke machine.

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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #3 on: January 10 2020, 04:07:09 PM »
Someone's about to lose their ass.

The years of old rich guys that will pay stupid money for a 70s movie car are just about over.     What, with all the obituaries and all.  :D
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #4 on: January 10 2020, 05:51:51 PM »
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #5 on: January 10 2020, 05:53:19 PM »
3.4 is what it went off for?! Someone's got to much money.
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #6 on: January 10 2020, 08:01:50 PM »
I wish I had that problem!
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #7 on: January 10 2020, 08:11:41 PM »
That's a lot of rental property that could have been bought instead of that car.
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #8 on: January 10 2020, 08:13:21 PM »
3.74 Million
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #9 on: January 10 2020, 08:52:53 PM »
Plus auction premiums?
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #10 on: January 10 2020, 09:02:04 PM »
I think so
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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #11 on: January 11 2020, 08:29:01 AM »
$340k for the buyer's fee. :chin: Don't know what they charged the seller.

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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #12 on: January 26 2020, 06:28:01 PM »
The coverage said they drove it for I think 34 years plus it was the wife's DD for awhile. For all intents and purposes it was a piece of junk. If it weren't for being in a movie, it would have been up for restoration. It was nothing but a movie prop.That money could have fed, housed, and supported a lot of Veterans. As for the guy that only paid 3,400 though seems similar to finding a rare painting at a yard sale.

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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #13 on: January 27 2020, 09:02:59 AM »
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That's a lot of rental property that could have been bought instead of that car.
I really don't think the buyer is concerned about $$$ . :chin:  I stayed on till $3.25 mil.. a guy has his limits :add_wegbrech: It'd just like art works for millions of $$$.. I wouldn't hang it up in my garage.

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Re: The Bullitt goes to Auction today!
« Reply #14 on: January 27 2020, 09:07:09 AM »
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The coverage said they drove it for I think 34 years plus it was the wife's DD for awhile. For all intents and purposes it was a piece of junk. If it weren't for being in a movie, it would have been up for restoration. It was nothing but a movie prop.That money could have fed, housed, and supported a lot of Veterans. As for the guy that only paid 3,400 though seems similar to finding a rare painting at a yard sale.
You should go to some of the big antique "flee" markets. One mans junk is anothers treasure ;) Or come up to NH.. I am cleaning out a 1800's farmhouse and 2 huge barns an outpost buildings.