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Mecum Auctions: 22 Fords to Buy Instead of the Bullitt Mustang for $3.74 Million

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As we watched the war between two anonymous telephone bidders for the 1968 Mustang used in the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt cross the $3-million mark, we wondered just what we could have bought at the very same auction with that kind of cash burning a hole in our off-shore bank account. When the gavel dropped at $3.4 million ($3.74 million with fees), it took us a few seconds to pick our jaw up off the floor, but then the idea started to really grow as we went back through the photos we’d taken earlier in the week at the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida.

Just what would a person do with $3.74 million in the bank and a bidder’s number at such an auction? Obviously, you could buy one sorta-rough Highland Green Mustang that was used in a movie and driven by the “King of Cool,” Mr. Steve McQueen himself, or you could fill your garage/shop/old Wal-Mart building with dream rides that any collector would be envious of. We’re not nocking Bullitt for what it is, or even arguing quantity over quality here. No, we’re just thinking how cool it would be to have a really nice collection covering rare high-end to cool drivers you wouldn’t mind putting some mileage on.

We’ll work our list from highest auction price to lowest here. Coming in at the top is a 1967 Mustang Eleanor. Not just any E-car mind you, but one of the original 11 cars used in the film Gone in 60 Seconds and recently completely restored by Cinema Vehicle Services that built the original movie cars! Your Mustang collection isn’t complete without an Eleanor!

We’ll work our list from highest auction price to lowest here. Coming in at the top is a 1967 Mustang Eleanor. Not just any E-car mind you, but one of the original 11 cars used in the film Gone in 60 Seconds and recently completely restored by Cinema Vehicle Services that built the original movie cars! Your Mustang collection isn’t complete without an Eleanor!

To that end, we looked at the Mecum website and searched for our favorite Fords we spotted and tallied up their sold-at-auction prices to see just what our imaginary $3.74 million would get us. Log into the Mecum site and have some fun with it and build your own dream collection. What would you be buying to create your collection instead of Bullitt? Let us know at HOTROD@HotRod.com

Bullitt Mustang Mecum Auctions: $3.4 Million Budget for Dream Ford Collection

  • 1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor”: $852,500
  • 1966 Ford GT40 Ken Miles Hero Car: $484,000
  • 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition: $429,000
  • 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429: $231,000
  • 1972 Ford Pinto Glidden Pro Stock: $220,000
  • 1966 Ford Fairlane R-Code: $209,000
  • 1970 Ford Mustang Restomod: $159,500
  • 1977 Ford Bronco: $148,500
  • 2015 Ford Shelby Super Snake: $132,000
  • 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby G.T. 350: $126,500
  • 1970 Shelby G.T. 500: $121,000
  • 1971 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler: $104,500
  • 1967 Sunbeam Tiger: $82,500
  • 1932 Ford Roadster: $73,700
  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H: $72,600
  • 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner: $61,600
  • 2017 Ford Shelby GT350: $57,200
  • 1950 Ford F1 Pickup: $39,600
  • 2001 F-150 Lightning: $38,500
  • 1987 Saleen Mustang: $33,000
  • 1956 Ford Thunderbird: $33,000
  • 1930 Ford Model A Roadster: $30,800
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