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Ford is making a single Mustang Bullitt in blue

by Ben Hsu

The company will raffle off the car for charity.









Ford is creating a one-off Mustang Bullitt in Kona Blue to donate to charity. It is guaranteed to be the only one of its kind.


Why? Since the first Ford Mustang Bullitt debuted in 2001, the only colors offered have been either black or Highland Green. It makes sense, since the special edition was inspired by the hero car from the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt, a 1968 Mustang fastback finished in -- you guessed it -- Highland Green. The pursuit sequence against a black Dodge Charger was for decades considered one of the greatest car chases ever filmed.


All Bullitt edition Mustangs are powered by a 480-horsepower V8 and a six-speed manual transmission with a retro cue-ball shifter. All come with black wheels exclusive to the Bullitt as well. However, in this case the Kona Blue example will also feature one other deviation, blue stitching on the seats.


It's rare for a factory to produce a one-off car like this, and Ford likely realizes that collectors go nuts for this sort of thing. That's why the company is raffling off the car for $10 a ticket, with 60,000 tickets in total. Proceeds for the sale will be donated to a fund for juvenile diabetes research.


Before the car is sold and tucked away into the garage of a collector, though, the public will have a chance to see it when it debuts at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this weekend.