*UPDATE* I traded Jacqi in April of 2011, along with my ’05 Cooper S, for a 2009 E90 M3. So this car is no longer for sale.

Well it’s come time to do something that I’ve dreaded for years now. The time where I sell my beloved Bullitt. If you know me, or know RawAutos well enough, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with this car. I’m a nut about her.

I originally test drove the car I purchased in June of 2008, and then was invited up to a Ford press event in Dearborn, Michigan to drive the Bullitt and other Ford products around their test track. It was a done deal once I drove the Bullitt around the handling course and then the test track. It was the best car I’d driven in a long time. It felt just right. Except I wasn’t so sure that I could own a Ford Mustang…

I was then bad mouthed, banned and pressured into telling everyone that I made it up when I reported that the 2008-09 Bullitt was the basis for the 2010 Mustang GT (I was the first to do so). I was called all sorts of horrible names by some of the biggest Mustang forums around. But I stuck to my guns, and after the 2010 GT was released, it was revealed that the Bullitt actually was a full 2010 GT underneath. Gee, I wonder what those naysayers were snacking on after that information came out? I’ll give you a hint, it rhymes with “pit burger”.

On August 21, 2008, after much tossing and turning, I traded my 2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed6 for the number 5,434th 2008 Bullitt Mustang ever produced, and shortly thereafter, I wrote a full ownership review of the car. Her name is Jacqi, after Jacqueline Bisset, the hottie that played Steve McQueen’s girlfriend in the movie Bullitt.

The car is completely stock, except for an 8-inch shortie antenna, and the only options on the car are Sirius satellite radio and HID headlights. She has a little over 42,000 miles on her, and she’s been serviced every 3-5,000 miles, as well as garage kept for most of her life.

Why am I selling, you ask? Well, as much as I love Jacqi, I’ve realized that I’m not the one to be able to take care of her anymore. I no longer have a garage space for her to be kept safe, and I don’t want to drive such a great car every day because of the collectible value. But at 24, going on 25, it’s extremely hard to not drive a car like this nearly every day. So I’m giving her up, as well as my 2005 MINI Cooper S, for an E90 BMW M3. The M3 is a car I wouldn’t be afraid to leave outside in the elements, and plus it’s a sedan. I tend to charter a lot of people around, as well as a lot of my own crap, so 4-doors and 5 seats just makes a lot more sense for me.

The car is currently averaging 23 mpg between mixed city and highway driving. She’s never been tracked, and I just put brand new, OEM size Pirelli P-Zero Nero All Season tires on her a little after 41,000 miles.

Jacqi needs a good home, folks. I’m not going to give her up to just anyone, though, because I’ve kept her stock and in great running order. I expect the next owner to do the same and not do crazy and ridiculous modifications to her. She’s perfect as-is.

The price for said car? I’m looking for $24,000.

So if you’re interested, please contact me via e-mail at josh[@]rawautos.com.

Thank you for reading this, and I hope someone out there will make a great owner for my baby…