1969 ‘Bullitt’ Dodge Charger Owned By Bruce Willis And Jay Kay Kicks Ass

Everybody seems to love classic Dodge Chargers, including Hollywood celebrities and famous musicians like Jay Kay, who’s decided to part ways with his personal, and really nicely done, example.

Jay Kay actually bought his Charger in 2008 from Bruce Willis, who owned it for ten years and received it as a gift from his first wife Demi Moore.

Enough with the celebrity stuff though, because the real star here is this sweet 1969 Charger.

It’s no ordinary Charger, though, but a ‘Bullitt’ spec model based on the car driven in the famous 1968 movie by Steve McQueen. The car was officially imported and registered in the UK in 2008 and is finished in a deep gloss black paint. The interior is all original and is described as being in perfect condition, as you can also see from the provided images.

This menacing Dodge Charger comes with a comprehensive history file showing that, in 2014, Jay Kay spent £25,000 (about $34,500) to improve the car and make it as perfect as possible, including having the engine rebuilt and upgraded.

Under the hood lies a huge 8.2-liter V8 paired to a three-speed automatic gearbox, providing enough grunt to light up the rear tires with ease and the matching V8 rumble one expects from it.

Since the upgrade, it has covered only a handful of miles and is said to drive superbly for a car of its size. “Aside from the fact that it has been enjoyed by two massive global mega-stars – Bruce Willis and Jay Kay – it is also an unbelievable example in its own right,” said Nick Whale, managing director at Silverstone Auctions.

Set to go under the hammer at the Race Retro Classic Car Sale on February 24, this 1969 Dodge Charger is estimated at between £50,000 and £60,000 ($69,000 to $82,000), plus VAT and commission.

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  • Dr Strangefinger

    Beautiful car!!!!

  • Bash

    Bruce Willis owned and drove this. I did not know this before.

  • Stephen G

    What exactly does “‘Bullitt’ spec model” suppose to mean?

    • Infinite1

      It was a car used in the movie “Bullitt” with Steve McQueen

      • Stephen G

        Wasn’t the car in the movie a stock 1968 SE and isn’t this a modified 1969 (no SE)?

        • Infinite1

          That is correct, it was stock until Jay Kay modified it though but that’s where the Bullitt moniker comes from. I’m not sure why one would call it that

  • Six_Tymes

    i wish the photo galley was working for this, would love to see high res images. by the way, this just now went up on msn

    • JohnCarscoop

      It was a bug, we’ve fixed it now

  • bonzomatic

    I can’t enlarge the images. I’ve tried 2 different browsers. Is anyone else having this problem?

  • Craig

    If FCA were to build a retro-version, how close to the original could they get? Or would it be almost impossible with today’s crash test and aerodynamic requirements, etc.? Still…. it would be fun to see how close a new version of this incredible looking car could get.

  • I kinda sad that someone restore it, this type of car was better off to be preserved or performed sympathetic restoration. And honestly if you see it in the road you will just feel that this is an another Charger.

  • psiqtas

    Wheels combo is a bit awkward…