Ford Australia is set to launch the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt in Australia next month, with Motorclassica as its chosen backdrop.
Limited to 700 units, and set to go on sale almost immediately after its launch, the 345kW Bullitt is inspired by the movie of the same name, in which Steve McQueen plays the eponymous character, a cop who drives a Highland Green Mustang Fastback.
The 50th anniversary of the first screening of Bullitt, October 17, will be three days after the end of Motorclassica (October 12-14), to the day.
“We’re so pleased that enthusiasts will be able to see Mustang Bullitt in the metal for the very first time at Motorclassica,” says Ford Australia CEO Kay Hart.
“The event is a must-see, and we’re delighted to be part of what’s a cornerstone event on the automotive calendar, and a great way to introduce Mustang Bullitt to Australia.”
Motorclassica event director Paul Mathers says the Bullitt’s debut is mutually beneficial, as the Mustang’s history has proven it to be a favourite among collectors and enthusiasts.
“The Ford Mustang has become one of the most collectable models in the car enthusiast’s canon and its longevity is testament to its enduring ‘cool factor’,” Mathers says.
“Unsurprisingly, Mustang enthusiasts and Motorclassica have enjoyed a close relationship over the past nine years, which is why we are so incredibly proud to be chosen by Ford to host the Australian launch of the new Mustang Bullitt, a car that is destined to become a much desired collectable classic in the years to come.”
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Motorclassica will take place at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, with over 550 vehicles set to be on display.