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post #1 of 7 (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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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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Well with the reveal of the slow shots car from Kentucky over the last few days the argument can be settled.
That car has an original rear end and still has its GT rear valance.

The Mexican find "jump" car has so little original steel in it that who knows what that had in 1968/69. But as one car did have a non GT valance by movies end, and as that car was the one getting bashed the most, I'm guessing the Mexican one is that car.

So there we have it. Any other dealers claiming the non GT is "just like the movie car", can go well, errr, do something physically impossible.






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Check out the crude welds where the reverse lights were. I heard the owner talk about that in one of the many interviews I watched with him.

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Check out the crude welds where the reverse lights were. I heard the owner talk about that in one of the many interviews I watched with him.
Indeed! Well I guess it only has to be not overly noticeable in passing shots at a distance...

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