It could go down as the ultimate barn find.
One of two Ford Mustangs used in the 1968 blockbuster film Bullitt has resurfaced after decades in the garage of its private owner.
Driven on location in San Francisco by actor Steve McQueen in the classic thriller that includes some of the best car stunts ever conducted by Hollywood, the car was later used as a daily driver before being parked in a garage for decades.
Early this year it was wheeled on stage at the Detroit motor show as a precursor to the limited-edition modern-day Mustang announced for US buyers.
As for Australia, we’ll get an updated Mustang mid-year, complete with a more powerful V8 and new 10-speed auto.
By the numbers
2017 car sales
- Total new vehicles sold: 1,189,116
- Top selling car: Toyota Hilux (47,093)
- Market make-up: Cars (37.8 per cent), SUVs (39.2 per cent), light commercial (19.9 per cent), Heavy commercial (3.1 per cent)
Source: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries