When cars get this expensive/valuable I know there are two schools of thought, but I hope whoever buys it restores it. It would be really cool to see it exactly how it was on the big screen when the movie was first released. Also, I hope it ends up in a museum somewhere instead of stashed away in a climate-controlled warehouse.
Hammer fell (after an interminable time on the value) at $3.4m - or about $3.75m after fees. That's some 50% higher than the world record for a Mustang, previously $2.2m for a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, at Mecum KIssimmee 12 months ago.
I'm not sure whether that's an absolute steal for a completely unique piece of motoring and film history, or eyewateringly expensive for a beat up (the owners restored it, but kept it faithful to the period and the film) old green Mustang.