If you’ve been keeping up with Kevin Costner’s most recent HearHere sit-downs with us, then you’ve seen the gorgeous classic car sitting in the background as he chats. Sharp fans of Costner’s will recognize this iconic sportster immediately: it’s none other than the Bull Durham Mustang!
Specifically it’s a green 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 convertible, and it’s an absolute beaut’. In the latest clip from their interview series, Costner tells the story of how he came into possession of the legendary Hollywood muscle himself.
“#[email protected] almost walked away from a chance to buy his car from #BullDurham but ponied up to purchase this iconic #Mustang,” his travel app company HearHere posts to their Twitter Friday.
“If you had the chance to buy any #iconiccar from a movie, which one would you choose?” they ask. Well, we know the answer for the Yellowstone star – because he bought it!
“My most famous car is the one that’s sitting right behind me: the Bull Durham car,” Costner reveals, grinning. “I bought it just after shooting that movie.”
“It cost $14,000 for the production to buy, $3,000 for them to fix up,” he recalls. Did Costner purchase it for the total $17,000, then? Nope!
“So for $21,000 I bought it,” he smirks. And before you think “wow, this guy’s pretty bad at math…” the Yellowstone lead simply wanted the gorgeous Mustang badly enough to pay what production wanted for it.
“I almost walked away from it, but then came to my senses,” he smiles of the somewhat-off deal. “I don’t know…You decide if it was a good trade! I’ll let the public think about that one,” he laughs with a wave.
Watch ‘Yellowstone’ Star Kevin Costner Gush Over His ‘Bull Durham’ Mustang Convertible
Kevin Costner was certainly famous enough to finagle a better “trade” at the time he starred in Bull Durham if he wanted it. The film, which released in 1998, was another smash hit for the icon, earning well over its budget and cementing the Field of Dreams legend as the tour-de-force sports movie lead.
In fact, Bull Durham‘s baseball-centric tale was named the #1 Greatest Sports Movie of all time by Sports Illustrated. So if you’re going to keep a car from a film, this one’s a damn good bet!
Watch the Yellowstone star grin from ear to ear as he discusses the classic Mustang for yourself below, courtesy of HearHere: