Originally Posted by 5656
In one part of the movie, it looks almost like one of them had the optional GT panel installed, which had horizontal ribs. ...
OK, this is what I was talking about
See the original panel in the taillight area, and note it's all body-colored, including the taillight trim.
Here's something aftermarket that does a fairly cheesy job of recreating the look on newer Mustangs.
Look at the movie Mustangs, and you'll see one was a GT, the other was not
(as evidenced by the rear valance, which the GT got the notches for the exhaust tips, no backup lamps, and no "nerfs" for the rear bumper). AFAIK
, the 390 was only available on the GT, and if so, the car that was thrashed in the chase scenes, being a "paint to match the GT" body-double, was almost surely powered by a 302 4-bbl or 302 High Performance - a hottie in its own right that could outhandle the WAY nose-heavy 390.
Honestly, I am not sure if the GT was a 390 or a 302 - can anyone confirm this?
I think I need to watch the movie again to see it clearly.