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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2016, 09:14 PM Thread Starter

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Cool Who deletes the GT rear valance?

From time time I see used car dealers flogging their so called Bullitt replicas, often claiming a movie correct car didn't have the GT rear valance they were sold with when McQueen's production company took delivery. Now I've freeze framed lots of scenes from the movie, and most of them show the car having a GT rear valance with the exhaust cut outs. For sure the reversing light holes are gone, but in most shots the valance is definitely the OEM GT version. Only towards the end of the chase can I find a non GT valance fitted....

So I'm just wondering, who here has the GT version and who doesn't?
Maybe a poll?

As mine is an original numbers correct 68' S code, I'll be keeping it's GT valance. But would be interesting to know what others think.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2016, 08:03 AM

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I have the GT valance. My car is a J code so maybe not comparing apples to apples, but close enough. I personally think the GT valance is a better look.
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I have the GT valance. My car is a J code so maybe not comparing apples to apples, but close enough. I personally think the GT valance is a better look.
I agree, I think it looks better and as the majority of the movie chase scene seems to show the OEM GT rear valance, that's what I'm using.

I did read somewhere that the only reason a few shots have the non GT version is that they had bashed the OEM GT one in during a stunt, and the only one they could find in time was a non GT one. So that's what they used for the final chase scene shots. I guess it makes it cheaper for guys building a non GT fastback into a "Bullitt" as well, and so the myth that a non GT version is "correct" gets started, even though as a percentage of film footage wise, it arguably isn't.

And as we know, 2nd hand car dealers are not exactly known for their honesty when describing product...
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And as we know, 2nd hand car dealers are not exactly known for their honesty when describing product...
Yes indeedy...

It's all about getting the sale and, depending on the dealership, honesty might not be their #1 trait.


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