The original car used in and upgraded to post-apocalyptic standards in both Mad Max and The Road Warrior has hit the market from the Orlando Auto Museum in Florida.
The JG66 XB Falcon GT has a rich history in genre film and is probably the most recognizable Aussie vehicle. Back in 77′ Max Rockatansky’s Interceptor was sent to Graf-X International to make it the mean screen ready beast that it was in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. It also turns out that the famous blower attached tot he top of Max’s engine didn’t actually work. The guys at Graf-X International say that part was just movie magic.
Movie magic is right. Both George Miller’s Mad Max and Mad Max 2, are all time classics in the genre and the reason that the Aussie born Falcon GT is as recognizable as it is today.
After filming, The Road Warrior the interceptor was left and forgotten in an auto yard. Most people thought the car was destroyed in the final moments of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. That was until mega, fan Bob Fursenko learned the cars rich history in an old issue of Street Machine Magazine. Fursenko, restored it mostly to what it was on screen after taking it from the auto yard.
After spending sometime at the Orlando Auto Museum rubbing elbows with other famous on-screen vehicles like the Batmobile, the owners have decided to put it up for sale. Although, no price is listed. Mad Max’s Interceptor is marked as ‘Price on Application’. So, my guess is that it is going to go for more money than I will ever see in my life.
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