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Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:12 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Chase Bansi wrote: This would certainly pay for his investment. Even if it is only used in a few cameo "hero" shots with the press release Interceptor doing the dirty work. It would not be difficult to re-dress the original for the new film and still return it to Dezer in excellent condition.

Many of us feel that the BoB Interceptor is THE star of the original films, and it would be appropriate for it to reappear.


The Interceptor as far as i know never had its engine fixed?
According to Bob Forsenkos website it was leaking coolant into the oil?
He sold the car as is....

I doubt it would appear anywhere as its one of a kind and transporting it across the world too many times would just be inviting trouble.

Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:26 pm
by Peter Barton
Chase Bansi wrote:It has been over 6 months since the car has changed hands. It is interesting that the car has changed hands as the new film goes into production.
I have searched the Dezer Car Museum site and they have not posted any pics of the car yet. Enough time has passed for them to take delivery of it. Has anyone been to it's new home to see it yet?


As far as I understand it, it is on public display. I have heard from people that say they have seen it - I have yet to see a picture yet, but will post when I have one. If anyone else heads down there, let us know the status (viewing times, restrictions, location, etc), otherwise I'll post what I get when I receive more.

roadwarriormfp wrote:The Interceptor as far as i know never had its engine fixed?
According to Bob Forsenkos website it was leaking coolant into the oil?
He sold the car as is....


The engine hasn't run in a long time. The biggest issue is that the fuel tank rusted out (no boot lid, open to the elements, etc), and that's not an easy replacement given the steel tanks welded into the boot. I heard stories of Bob feeding it fuel out of a Coke bottle hooked in there for some shows - not exactly ideal. Obviously the car wasn't run regularly for many years. I doubt the engine has any serious permanent issues that it couldn't be made to run again, it just needs a little time and money spent to do it right, not the patch up job(s) that have been done to it up until now.

Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:56 am
by croft007
We need this vehicle back here in OZ.....

Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:16 pm
by Peter Barton
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Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:27 am
by Chase Bansi
Well I guess that put's that theory to bed...

Peter, thanks for the update. It's always good to see the real thing.

Although it's new environment looks "fun" it's not quite befitting THE Wasteland Warrior.
(I hope someday it will return to it's native home)

Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:39 pm
by .MAD MAX.
car is getting some much needed fixes too.... I can't believe what a shitty job that was done by the previous 'restorer'

Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:43 pm
by BlownV8
whos the girl in the leather jacket?
:P

Re: Original Mad Max Interceptor - In Florida

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:42 am
by Sucks_Nitro