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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of iconic movie “Bullitt” and its fan-favorite San Francisco car chase, Ford introduced the cool and powerful 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

Camaro ZL1

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Arguably the most famous Mustang of all is the dark-green 1968 Mustang GT fastback that Steve McQueen’s character Lieutenant Frank Bullitt drove in the 1968 motion picture Bullitt. Ford celebrated that iconic car with special-edition Bullitt Mustangs in 2001 and again in 2008-09. For 2019, Ford has released a third Bullitt Mustang, and like the others, it’s our choice for a future collectible. 

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Bullitt Mustang Auction

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt in Dark Highland Green

2015 Audi Q52019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 189

Fuel used: 13.1 gallons

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT—On the eve of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford unveiled the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, a limited-edition model that pays tribute to the classic 1968 Mustang fastback in the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt. The 2019 model will mark the third time Ford has produced a special-edition Bullitt Mustang; the first time was for the 2001 model year, and the second time was for 2008 and 2009.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Shelby GT500

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Shelby GT500

Don’t look now, but the retro-styled pony cars from the Detroit Three have now been around long enough that it’s almost time to start getting nostalgic for the first examples of the breed. Ford kick-started this genre with the bold retro styling of the fifth-generation Mustang, which was unveiled way back in 2004 and went into production for the 2005 model year. Ford’s success with its new/old ‘Stang inspired Chevrolet and Dodge to relaunch their dormant pony cars along a similar throwback theme: A reborn Dodge Challenger (inspired by the original 1970 Challenger) debuted for 2008, and a revived Chevrolet Camaro (which put a new-age spin on 1969 Camaro cues) followed for 2010. The Challenger has been soldiering on with clever updates to that same basic platform ever since, while the Mustang and Camaro both received redesigns—for 2015 and 2016, respectively—that continued with heritage-inspired design.

Barn Finds and Hidden Gems at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

1970 Plymouth Sport Fury GT

If you’re a diehard fan of vintage American performance cars and race cars, it would behoove you to make it to Rosemont, Illinois the weekend before Thanksgiving. That’s when the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals takes over the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, filling the main show floor with a dizzying array of muscle cars, race cars, Corvettes, street machines, and auto-oriented collectibles and memorabilia.

20119 GT500

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Consumer Guide Automotive

Just how many ponies does a pony car need? Well, certainly not 760 ….

That will undoubtedly raise the eyebrows of my fellow enthusiasts, to whom “too much power” is a phrase bordering on blasphemy. But honestly, it’s really hard to make use of that much power on the street … at least, for very long.

2019 Ford Shelby GT350, Shelby Mustang

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 in Race Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 339

Fuel used: 22.7 gallons

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye in Go Mango

2015 Audi Q52019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 214

Fuel used: 14.5 gallons

Challenger GT Blacktop

2019 Dodge Challenger GT Blacktop in F8 Green

Quick Spin

2019 Dodge Challenger GT All-Wheel-Drive Blacktop

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 342

Fuel Used: 18.3 gallons