Post by Steam McQueen on May 12, 2019 15:34:14 GMT -5
- The IMCDb lists the Pursuit Special as a 1973 Ford Falcon GT 351 [XB] for both movies, Mad Max (1979) and The Road Warrior (1981). In the movie world it's the same car, right? Max gets his same Pursuit Special back in the 2nd movie .
This first one was for sale at Volo last year. It's a 1975.
Estimate $85,000 - $95,000. This is an original Ford Falcon 500 XB Coupe VIN # JG65RC67417K with a factory 4-speed and 302 Cleveland. We purchased the car in 2012 and have been displaying it in the museum since.
This one is also a 1975 Falcon and is currently on daBay Australia, Buy It Now is $74,000 USD.
One of the exterior ways to tell they're going with The Road Warrior is with the gas cans in the trunk ...
It features all The Road Warrior correct modifications including the mock-up engine supercharger, huge rear mounted fuel cells and jerry cans, the machete and bullet pouches in the driver's door, the roll cage, dog seat etc. Even the car bomb is faithfully reconstructed and mounted under the left rear quarter. The car is powered by a 351 Cleveland V8 with C4 auto gearbox.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 13, 2019 19:24:15 GMT -5
- There was at least one stunt car which was destroyed, the real-deal screen used Pursuit Special did survive and is now in Florida. Luckily a fan found it in the mid-80's, about 4 years after The Road Warrior was released, and he saved it. Apparently it was here the front end was changed a bit. It then went to the UK in 1992 then to the Dezer Collection in Miami in 2011. I think this pic is mid-80's and it may not have been getting the respect it deserved.
^ Those are the original gas tanks from the movie.
It had a $24,000 restoration and represents the way it was seen in The Road Warrior. Although MUCH shinier lol.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 14, 2019 13:14:40 GMT -5
^ Nice Torino. A fan of the movie gone wild. I wonder if the steering wheel has been moved to the other side yet?
This one sold on daBay Australia 4 years ago for $51,100 AUD which would be $35,500 USD today. It's not an XB GT it's an XA GS with XB quarters! Listed as a 1973.
5.8 liter (351ci) Cleveland Motor, rebuilt 8,000 kilometers ago with 2 stage cam and GT crank. Motor requires no pollution reduction restrictions. Blower setup as per film with on/off functionality. 4 barrel carburetor with Large air cleaner (hidden) 671 Blower casing conceals the carburetor and air cleaner. Blower is operated by diff-splitter switch on gear stem and achieved via clutch motor setup. Blower will match engine RPM via timing wheel when engaged.
Post by Steam McQueen on Jun 18, 2019 12:45:55 GMT -5
- Price drop to $69,000 which as far as I know is USD, the car is still in Australia.
This actual car was commissioned by Shaun Gladwell in 2007 for filming for the Venice Biennial International art exhibition with funding from the Australian Arts Council.
The car is powered by a 351 Cleveland V8 with C4 auto gearbox and features power steering and the A/C system that powers the blower belt. When you flick the switch on the gear stick the blower is engaged and drives the blower pulley.