Many things have changed over the 33 years that passed since George Miller's classic dystopian action flick Mad Max hit the big screen, but the blacked out Pursuit Special that served as Max Rockatansky's (played by Mel Gibson) police car remains as cool as ever.
The original Pursuit Special was a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT, one of the most popular sports coupes in Australia at the time. A team led by Murray Smith modified the Aussie coupe into the beast that starred in the movie.
It's popularity is such that even today, many private individuals create replicas of the Pursuit Special like the one that's offered up for sale on the Australian edition of eBay for the paltry sum of AU$105,000 (about US$105,000 or €85,000 at today's rates).
The Mad Max Clone was built from scratch in 2010. Like the original model, it too is based on a 1973 Ford Flacon XB Coupe but features some modern amenities like the LED lights and an infotainment system.
1973 XB Ford Falcon Coupe MAD MAX replica
Full rebuild 2010
Bare metal respay
Everything that could be replaced with new as been changed and the rest reconditioned to new
Motor full rebuild and balanced. Roller rockers, 383 stroker and fuel injection kit. Twin thermo fans with 5 core radiator.
New carpets, seat belts and seats retrimed
New 5 speed tremec gearbox, clutch and pressure plate
9 inch disc brake LSD reconditioned diff
New springs(king spring), shocks, power steering box and pump and reconditioned air con unit,
New front brake upgrade
New Mad Max custom body kit, wheels, blower and idlers, roof radio, sirrens, steering wheel, zoomies, blower gear switch and blue police dash light
2 tv screens fitted to back of head rests, stereo has cd, dvd, gps, digital TV, usb, memory card and extra inputs. Has amps and 2 subs in boot
LED indicators in mirrors and front lower lights are LED indicator and parkers. Rear lights are LED.
Comes with a set of new 295 BF Goodridge tyres for the rear and xc falcon cobra bonet scoop
NSW engineered with cert and rego until 12 May 2013 (not including the blower and zoomies which can't be engineered). Plates included if sold to NSW.
New light and wiper switches, new wiper motor, new brake booster and master cylinder, new 120amp alternator, new lights and lens, new rubbers, new glass all round too much to list.
120 L GT tank.