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The Iconic MAD MAX INTERCEPTOR: A V8 Pursuit Special

A Movie Legend Comes to Life

The MAD MAX INTERCEPTOR, also known as the V8 Pursuit Special, is a mesmerizing automotive icon that has left an indelible mark on the silver screen. Driven by Max Rockatansky at the climax of “Mad Max” and featured in the first half of “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” this high-octane machine roared its way into the hearts of fans worldwide. Owned by Andy Cohen of the TV show “Junkyard Empire,” this legendary vehicle brought its raw power and menacing presence to life at the event.

A Modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe

The V8 Interceptor’s roots can be traced back to a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe, originally designed as an Australian car. However, its destiny changed forever when film makers Byron Kennedy and George Miller sought a high-performance, sinister-looking vehicle for their movie “Mad Max.” Murray Smith, part of the Mad Max crew, took on the task of transforming the XB Falcon into the fearsome Interceptor we know today. The most recognizable modifications include the striking Concorde front end and the supercharger protruding through the bonnet, which added an unmistakable visual flair to the car.

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An Automotive Marvel in Film and Beyond

During the first “Mad Max” film’s production, only one black Interceptor was built. Following the movie, the car underwent further modifications to transform it into a standard road car. After its screen debut, the V8 Interceptor continued to dazzle audiences as it toured around Melbourne, making appearances at shopping centers and car shows to promote the film. Its menacing aura and iconic design made it an unforgettable part of automotive and cinematic history.

From Silver Screen to Real-Life Marvel

Whether the MAD MAX INTERCEPTOR showcased at the event was an authentic movie prop or an expertly crafted replica, its presence was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The thrill of seeing this automotive marvel up close, with its distinctive modifications and legendary reputation, left attendees captivated and reminiscing about the adrenaline-pumping action of the “Mad Max” films.