Survive the post-apocalypse with attitude.
The last Ford Falcon rolled off the assembly line in Australia back in 2016 and its longtime foe, the Holden Commodore, met its end only weeks later. These two rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered Australian muscle sedans are not being replaced. Sadly, the Holden brand has been shut down entirely. But their place in automotive history is secure. The Falcon has also become a pop culture icon thanks to the 1979 apocalypse movie "Mad Max". The Falcon XB Interceptor Pursuit Special is one of the most famous movie cars ever and there have been countless replicas made over the years. This one is by far one of the best.
Set to cross the stage at Mecum's Kissimmee auction next month is this 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor. It started life out in Australia and was later shipped to the US.
The modifications were reportedly done in its homeland. Like Max Rockatansky's movie car, this one looks ready to take on motorcycle gangs everywhere. It's also fully street legal in the US. With right-hand-drive and a column-mounted tachometer, power comes from a supercharged 351 cubic inch V8 with customized valve covers designed to look like overhead cams, a functional Weiand blower, dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors, a four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, and Zoomie-style headers.
Movie buffs will also notice the perpendicular jump seat built into the passenger-side door. Other cool details include the overhead console, blue police light, messed up seat upholstery, and a red button on the shifter.
One of the best things about this car is that the more bangs and scratches it gets, the better it looks. But chances are nobody is going to mess with its next owner, assuming they're familiar with Mad Max's fury. Mecum estimates the car is worth somewhere between $15,000 and $30,000, a pretty reasonable figure considering the only other V8, RWD car from the Blue Oval, the Ford Mustang GT, only begins at $36,120.
With its supercharged engine and totally badass looks, it's highly likely more than one potential buyer will place a bid.