The fifth generation S197 Mustang was launched in 2005 with well executed retrostyle platform that was the baseline for future Mustang style. Later restyles (mid-cycle restyle in 2011 and generation change in 2015) added additional toughness and horsepower and width and girth to the Mustang…but I think the S197 is the cleanest looking of the post 2005 Mustangs (and I’m not even going to touch the subject of the horrible Mach-E abomination). The design was clean and simple in the V6 models, but got some fancy wings and junk in the V8 GT trim, unless you got the limited Bullitt edition from 2008 or 2009. The Bullitt package was an appearance and power package available only on GT models in dark highland green (or black) and added some serious Steve McQueen cool to the S197. Find this 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt offered for $12,500 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
In 2001 Ford partnered with Warner Bros to release a Bullitt edition of the GT Mustang that featured Dark Highland Green paint, and a subtle de-badged look similar to the ’68 Fastback flown by Lt Frank Bullitt around the streets of San Francisco. The package also added a few MPH here & there with some […]
In 1999 Ford restyled the SN-95 generation Mustang in something called New Edge — a design philosophy that spilled over to other Ford product. In 2001 Ford released a special editions called the Bullitt — a special edition to commemorate the 1968 Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the movie of the same name. Find […]
The SN-95 generation Ford Mustang was the first major update to the venerable pony car after the Fox platform replaced the Mustang II. Technically, SN-95 was just an update on the Fox platform and was internally called the Fox-4, but most folks differentiate the SN-95 from the Fox because it was so aesthetically changed. The […]
The fifth generation S197 Mustang was launched in 2005 with well executed retrostyle design and more power from the available V6 and V8 engines. The design was clean and simple in the V6 models, but got some fancy wings and junk in the V8 GT trim, unless you got the limited Bullitt edition from 2008 […]