1975 Ford XB Mad Max interceptor
HIGHLIGHTS: – Highly detailed replica of screen car – Comprehensive build in 2017 – 351ci Cleveland V8 engine – 4 speed manual transmission – 9 inch differential – Attention to ensure car is street legal – IFE509 registration like original – Builder estimates 850 hours plus research on car
This 1975 Ford Falcon Mad Max interceptor is an extremely accurate recreation of one of Australia’s most iconic movie cars. 1979, saw the release of the Mad Max film and instantly the “Interceptor” driven by the Mel Gibson’s character ‘Max Rockatansky’ shot to fame. This particular car was built by personnel and contractors to the film industry including Mad Max films. Starting life as a Falcon 500, the car spent 20 years sitting in a garage unregistered prior to the 2017 interceptor transformation. Stripped back to steel and slowly pieced together with the correct flaring and body additions the car is now finished in Black Acrylic paint, just like the original screen Interceptor of the time. The car also features Arcadipane front, Morton and May rims, Rob Max steering wheel, Peterson blue police light, overhead police radio and blower switch on the gear stick. The blower set up is cosmetic only, like in the movie, it is not functional. The pulley is run via an electric motor mounted under the bonnet. This is not to deceive people but rather allow the car to be street legal while maintaining the correct look true to the film. Likewise, the side pipes are hooked up to the exhaust so they shake like they should but are able to be blocked off for registration purposes with a rear exiting exhaust. The car also features a number of GT upgrades to ensure it is correct to the screen car which was built from a GT. The car sits on a set of correct style 15” wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A 225/60/R15 fronts and 295/50/R15 rears tyres.
The Interceptor is running a 351 Cleveland V8 which has been reconditioned and only travelled a few thousand kms since. The engine is paired to a 4 speed top loader manual transmission. The power is fed to the rear wheels via a 9 inch diff which has also been reco’d. Other recent work includes a new Holley carb, new radiator, water pump, clutch and slave cylinder, alternator, starter motor, MSD distributor, tail shaft, seals, wheel bearings. The brakes received new discs and brakes hoses and handling was improved with new control arms, spring saddles, insulators and tie rod ends.
Inside is neatly trimmed with factory style black seat covers and new door cards and carpets. There is an overhead console up on the roof and removable blue siren mounted up on the dash. There is a Kenwood CD and USB media player for tunes while cruising along. The car has been registered in QLD using the same IFE-509 registration as the original Interceptor, while the car is sold unregistered, the plates will be included as part of the sale. The owner tells us he had at least 850 hours of labour into this build without including the countless research to ensure it is as accurate as possible.
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Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast.
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