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2018 Bullitt Rumor De Jour...

I came across the two paragraphs below on another forum...

"So I just got a tip from an anonymous source...I was told to keep an eye on "Ford's Facebook pages this week" for a Mustang live stream event. I asked some follow-up questions and was told where they got the info (won't reveal for privacy reasons but it's a credible source that would know). They told me it'll be a Facebook Live Event that is being held in California and said they were 99% sure it's on Tuesday (not sure what time).

The embargo and online reveal from the media outlets might be earlier depending on when the embargo actually ends but I'm pretty confident what I described above will be Ford's "official" reveal of it. Why California and Tuesday I have no clue, none of this makes sense still but if true at least we don't have much longer to wait."


Thinking about this... If Ford were just going to unveil the standard 2018 Mustang, which is receiving a facelift, why wouldn't they have done it at NAIAS, when all of the media was in town last week? It would have been the perfect opportunity to show a new product in front of thousands of people that have a lot of reach.

Now the fact that this rumor has this unveiling somewhere in California has me thinking San Francisco and Bullitt. My guess is IF there is validity to this rumor, that Ford will show the new standard Mustang and Bullitt at an event in San Francisco.

On top of this, Shelby American has announced they will be unveiling a car on the Ford Performance booth at Barrett Jackson auctions on Thursday. There has been some confusion as to whether this unveiling is going to be a Shelby American post-title car, like a Super Snake or something to that effect, or a Ford Production vehicle, like the GT350, or perhaps a new GT500. Their posts on social media have also included suspect messaging like #50years, #Snakebit and #thelegendreturns.

With the new facelifted 2018 Mustang coming in the very near future, I can't imagine Shelby would go through the trouble of launching a new version of the, now, 'old' Mustang, so my guess is IF there is validity to this rumor of a Mustang event happening tomorrow in California, we will see the standard 2018 Mustang (EcoBoost/GT) AND a new Bullitt unveiled tomorrow and then we will see a new GT500 unveiled on Thursday!

We will find out soon enough!

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This. But really, I think it makes sense as a final send off to the Bullitt name. 50 years. Sadly I just bought a new commuter car, so the chances of me getting one are pretty slim. I know alot of people say no one knows what the Bullitt is anymore, but plenty of people I work with are prime Mustang buying age (40-60) and know what it is. Ford would almost be dumb not to make one, with all of the cool special versions the other companies are cranking out.

Dodge has SRT, Scat pack, hellcat, T/A, now the Demon.

Could be a Mach 1 though haha.

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This. But really, I think it makes sense as a final send off to the Bullitt name. 50 years. Sadly I just bought a new commuter car, so the chances of me getting one are pretty slim. I know alot of people say no one knows what the Bullitt is anymore, but plenty of people I work with are prime Mustang buying age (40-60) and know what it is. Ford would almost be dumb not to make one, with all of the cool special versions the other companies are cranking out.

Dodge has SRT, Scat pack, hellcat, T/A, now the Demon.

Could be a Mach 1 though haha.
I'd guess Mach 1 will come in 2019 as yet another 50th anniversary car.

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I think the other reason they'd be dumb not to... they have just about everything they need. I'm sure there will be some one of pieces to make, but then they get money for selling them after market too.

De-badge, paint it green, 5 spoke wheels, Ford performance pack, BOOOOOOM

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What forum did you find that statement in?
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This was posted by the member "Bullitt" on Mustang6G so as a fellow Bullitt Owner he could just be hoping it happens as well and reading into it. It would be great if it happens but lots of things point to the Mach 1. I guess we will just have to wait and see. I love my 09 though so I'll be hanging on to it. But if the did drop one you bet I'll be test driving it for kicks!


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Geez, I sure HOPE it isn't so. Last time a new Bullitt came out, some of the guys had to get THERAPY DOGS! It wasn't pretty. There were '08 Bullitt owners hung in effigy. There was crying, screaming and the gnashing of teeth. Terse words flew like bats from a cave. I was personally hit repeatedly in the head with NEGAN'S BAT and buried under an avalanche of red squares! It was ugly. God, I hope it isn't true!
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Or maybe they are going to release a Sonny and Cher Edition with Shag Carpet on the Dash, like the ones George Barris created for them in the 60s, that were offered at the last Barrett Jackson Auction.
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Looking back on it, I can agree with the premise that just perhaps Sonny & Cher were a bit over the top in their automotive selections.

An '18 Bullitt? Anything is possible, I suppose. But I do keep in mind that the '08-'09 models were dogs as far as sales numbers are concerned. Ford does prefer to sell many cars...
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