Since the 2001 Mustang Bullitt came to market, a hotly debated topic that still goes on today is regarding the choice of colors other than green. While it is true that Team Mustang wanted to produce all units in dark highland green, there was debate internal to Ford Motor Company well before the car was ready for production. The concern from marketing and dealers was that a low volume car in a single color would limit sales. As history has shown, there probably is some truth to that!
I've talked to owners of black and true blue 2001s, black 2008/09s, and black 2019s, and they've all said they wanted their Bullitt in the chosen hues. I've also talked to the owner of the ONLY 2019 Bullitt in Kona blue, and he appreciates the car's appearance with it.
Someone in a Bullitt online group remarked that Steve McQueen was turning over in his grave because of non-green Mustang Bullitts. I say he would likely appreciate there are enthusiastic owners of a car done in tribute to the original one he drove, even if it's a Bullitt of another color.
The next time you see an owner of a non-green car, thank them for being part of the tribe!
about the Author
I am Tony Alonso, a long-time Ford Mustang enthusiast who owns a 2001, 2009, and 2019 Bullitt Mustang. Desperately seeking a 1968 Mustang fastback in Highland Green with no ornamentation and a fantastic exhaust sound...