In 1979, George Miller’s End Time Trilogy drew a picture of a dystopian future in which civilisation is collapsing and sadistic rock gangs are ready to kill for a drop of petrol. Motorised gangs rule the streets, murders and hold-ups in the open are the order of the day. The local police (MFP – Main Force Patrol), no less brutal, wage an almost hopeless war against marauders and biker gangs. Ex-cop Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) ensures justice in this post-apocalyptic world. After a motorbike gang takes his family away from him, he sticks out as a one-man army through the “Wasteland”. The young Gibson plays the leading role in the first two Mad Max films, but the real star is his vehicle is the 600 hp Ford Falcon XB “Pursuit Special” V8 Police Interceptor. Better known as “The Last V8”. The police car of the Main Force Patrol.
The V8 Interceptor, also known as a Pursuit Special, is driven by Max Rockatansky at the end of Mad Max and for the first half of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
The original movie car is based on a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT coupe, which was modified to become a police interceptor by the Main Force Patrol. The original vehicle also makes an appearance in Mad Max: Fury Road and is later modified into an off-road bare metal version called the Razor Cola.
In George Miller’s Australian cult film “Mad Max 1” from 1979, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) drives the black Ford Falcon with 600 supercharged horsepower (The last V8) as an MFP policeman.
This original 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupé was imported from New South Wales/Australia in 1998. It was discovered by the seller as a base model in 2007 in Berlin. He purchased the Falcon and built up a movie correct car for the next 3 years. The add-on parts were made by the Mad Max specialists from www.madmaxcars.com in Seattle/CA. The Weiand Blower with the Scott Intake came from Australia.
During the rebuilt the Car was repainted in matt and glossy black as the original Car. It received a new brake master cylinder, upholstery, carpets, door trim, poly bushings on the front axle, springs in front, shock absorbers. Exhaust (Zoomies) with electric flap exhaust.
As the built-up of the Car is now almost 10 years ago, the Car shows small signs of usage.
There are some light paint bubbles in places on the hood, some of the cockpit electrics created there own way of life, ignition key got stuck in the lock, seat adjustment is difficult. The Weiand Compressor is not functional (like in the movie), but it is prepared for electrical activation
The car has been approved by the TÜV in Germany via an individual acceptance test and has a H-registration (Historical Vehicle Registration) since 2010.
The look of the whole Car is aimed at the condition of the Police Interceptor in the first part of the Mad Max trilogy.
It is the only known and street legal Mad Max Recreation in Europe.
Here are the main Specs:
- German Registration and Road Legal
- TÜV till 07/2022
- original 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupé.
- Right Hand Drive
- 351 cui Cleveland V8
- 750 Holley Double Pumper
- Engine Rebuilt by Ford Australia (2001)
- 350 PS
- ectronic Fuel Pump
- Arcadipane Front GFK
- Hood Pins
- BMW Headlamps
- Wheel Arches GFK
- Spoiler GFKRoof Spoiler GFK
- Weiand 6-71 Blower (non functional)
- Original Blower Switch
- Scott Injector Hat
- MFP Sticker Set
- Octuple Zoomies Exhaust (electronically connectable)
- 7×15 and 10×15 Cragar wheels
- BF Goodrich 235/60-15 and 295/50-15Ford
- 3 Spoke Steering Wheel
- Blue MFP Beacon
The Car is said to be Rust Free and ready for the next Pursuit.