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Old 12-24-2002, 11:09   #1 (permalink)
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Mad Max XB or XC

Was the car in mad max a XB or XC
Someone told me they changed to an XC in mad max 2 but everywhere I go its refered to as a XB
I just want to prove my mate boots wrong cause I am positive it was a XB even though it looks like a XC front in Mad Max 2
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I think it was an XB with a modified front from an XC. I remember an interior shot that confirmed it as an XB when I saw it once.

I'm interested in what they'll use in the next movie.
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Old 12-24-2002, 21:05   #3 (permalink)
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Some American car I recon :(
I want them to us the old XB GT again its still a mad car
might use a BA GT I spose but I recon it would be an american car
yeah thats what I recon I just thought they tryed to make the XC look a bit more like the XB out of mad max
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One of the Interceptors from Mad Max 1 lives near me. It is the real thing too!
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i heard they are not filming here in oz for number 4 they are going to africa?? what says then they don't use some old yank thing. Hpefully they use an old XB again!!!
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Old 12-25-2002, 02:43   #6 (permalink)
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The car started life as a standard 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe. And for the first few years of its life, this is pretty much how it stayed.

Then in 1976, film makers Byron Kennedy and George Miller began pre-production on Mad Max. They needed a vehicle to feature in the film as the black police 'Interceptor' - a high performance, evil looking car.

Around the same time, Murray Smith was hired on as part of the Mad Max crew. One of his tasks was to put together the Interceptor, and he started by acquiring the XB Falcon mentioned above. Then Murray, along with Peter Arcadipane, Ray Beckerley, and various others, proceeded to modify the car to what was needed for the film. The main modification is obviously the Concorde front end, and the supercharger protruding through the bonnet (which is for looks only). The Concorde front was a fairly new accessory at the time, designed by Peter Arcadipane at Ford Australia as a showpiece, and later becoming available to the general public due to its popularity.

The car also received quite a few other, more minor modifications, to complete the package. There was only ever one black interceptor built for the first Mad Max. That now lives in "Cars of the Stars" in London. Their was a 2nd built for MM2 used for the Stunt sceens and then it was rolled and wrecked. It is still in Broken Hill minus 1 fuel tank, whick some prick nicked...

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One of the Interceptors from Mad Max 1 lives near me. It is the real thing too!
Sorry but only 1 exists. And that's in London.
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I was told the Whiteman Park motor museum in the Swan Valley had one of the Interceptor vehicles used in the movie. I have seen it, but it may be a replica.
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The one that was at Whiteman Park is a replica
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