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How can you tell if a car is a real GT?? I have a friend who buys & resells cars, and he claims to have a GT. It has trumpet exaust,fog lights, GT gas cap etc... but all that can be changed. Is there any real distinguating marks?? Thanks!!

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We've said it before..... you really can't if the person has done their homework, started with the right car and did everything.

You can determine if the car was not an original GT by checking for all the stuff that should be there, and lloking for the things that should not be present on a GT

What should be? All those pretty exterior items, the support items for thos eparts (holes in the right places...) and those hidden things like a factory dual exhaust car (supports in the rear frame rails, correct location of the brake lines, correct rear shakles...)

What shouldn't? Anything related to a single exhaust car, holes for emblems in the quarter panel or front fenders... and so on

And of course the correct month of production... since 65 GT's were built for such a short time. Over all I would estimate that at least a quarter of ever 65 GT I've seen through the years were owner fakes :(

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Sorry but buck tags were not used on Dearborn cars in 65. You list of other items should be very helpful to the person asking the question though

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