And it will only cost you 25 dollars.
The Ford Mustang Bullitt, unveiled just over a year ago at the Detroit Auto Show, stole headlines throughout 2018. Clad in Dark Highland Green paint, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt emulated the original Mustang fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in the 1968 film "Bullitt” and was featured in one of the most iconic chase scenes ever, pursuing a Dodge Charger through the hilly streets of San Francisco.
The 2019 Bullitt’s production celebrated the film’s 50th anniversary, but it also coincided with the rediscovery of one of the two original Mustangs used in the film, which Ford trotted out at the Detroit show next to its modern tribute. The owner, Sean Kiernan, has no plans to sell the legendary vehicle, even though it could fetch up to $4 million.
However, while the car is off limits (and let’s face it, probably too expensive for any of us), you might still be able to get your hands on a very small piece of the Bullitt Mustang for a mere $25.
Kiernan has taken an X-Acto knife and chipped a minuscule piece of paint off of the unrestored Bullitt, and this little piece of automotive and cinematic history will then be incorporated into a one-off watch. The custom watch housing the 1-gram paint chip is set to be raffled off to raise money for Drive Toward a Cure, which is partnering with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to spread awareness and contribute money towards research into Parkinson’s disease.
While the paint chip is the star of the show, the watch itself is no slouch. Crafted from aluminum, the 46-millimeter case features sapphire crystal on both the front and back, as well as artwork courtesy of Nicolas Hunziker displaying the Bullitt Mustang on the watch face. The artist also designed a custom storage box, coating it in the Bullitt’s unique shade of green and adding a impressionistic depiction of the ‘Stang. The watch is valued at $35,000, according to the charity.
Raffle ticket sales began in October and are limited to 1,968 tickets, in reference to the original Mustang’s model year. A winner will be announced at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, on January 27. The raffle is due to raise $50,000 for Drive Toward a Cure. With ticket sales wrapping up this month, you’re going to need to act fast if you want to get a piece of the Bullitt Mustang while also helping an honorable cause.