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I haven’t seen anyone else do this, so here goes, the evolution of the Mad Max XB GT Falcon. The last of the V8 Interceptors.

  • In Mad Max the car is pristine gloss black with flat black accents. It has a (non functional in real life) Weiand blower activated by a button on the shifter, full interior, open headers going to zoomie exhaust pipes behind the doors, MFP badges and a very Monza-like custom nose cone In general, it is one mean looking police car. Max steals the car to avenge his family, killed by a marauding bike gang.
  • In The Road Warrior the car has been through some stress in the wasteland. The interior has been removed, the lower portion of the nose has been removed to clear the desert terrain, the badges are gone, the zoomies have been replaced by straight pipes, the finish is much more distressed and most importantly, the trunk lid and rear window have been removed to make room for two massive fuel tanks, which are armed with a bomb that is later used to detonate the car and kill Max’s persuers. The nose is also smashed off during a chase sequence early on. The Weiand was also, according to some sources, functional in this iteration. 
  • The car does not appear in Beyond Thunderdome.
  • The car is resurrected in Fury Road, almost the same as it appeared in The Road Warrior, though one tank has been removed and the car overall is looking very tired, it is captured by the War Boys early on, and returns later with the infamous Black on Black paint removed, a Ford truck rear end and a second Weiand blower. The fuel tank has also been replaced with propane canisters that are chained below the rear bumper of the car, to make room for a mounted gun and spiked drop chain system. The lower nose has also been reconstructed in a much more rugged and aggressive fashion. Both versions of the Weiand supercharger were functional here.

A restored Australian Main Force Patrol 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor on display in New Washington during Remembrance Day, where relics of allied nations which fell during the Resource Wars on the late 20th century are displayed so that our children and our children’s children may never forget just how close we came to the brink.

“I remember right before the end, when things got REALLY nasty in the Northwest Territory. The five of us that were left in the local MFP branch, including our captain, were out on patrol almost ‘round the clock, only ever stopping for petrol or to report a wreck. After months of that, our top pursuit man got into a row with the captain, screaming about how we were no better than any of the scum we chased down and the only difference was that we had the bronze. He quit soon after. Cheeky bastard stole this special car we were working on on his way out as well. Never really figured out what happened to him, I was busy with trying to get out of Oz myself, you see.”

—Former MFP officer (name withheld), interviewed for the nonfiction bestseller “Maintain Right: Road Warriors, Nightriders, And The Last Days Of The Main Force Patrol” by noted Austrophile George Miller

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