Coupe with modification

Like the name says...

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby G Kritty » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:56 am

This coupe definitely must've been inspired by MM2. Not quite the 18 spoke turbine wheels like the interceptor has but still looks the part.
Attachments
8.jpg
8.jpg (41.73 KiB) Viewed 899 times
User avatar
G Kritty
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby G Kritty » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:05 am

I would often see this coupe on my way home from school. It had an number 8 black cue ball for a gear knob. The hole in the bonnet for the shaker scoop looks very much like the hole cut out for the red XA bat car.
Attachments
6.jpg
6.jpg (52.74 KiB) Viewed 899 times
7.jpg
7.jpg (40.75 KiB) Viewed 899 times
User avatar
G Kritty
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby MFP 2020 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:02 pm

I saw MM1 in December of 1980, and MM2 a year and a half later, and they changed my life. Thirtysomething years on and I'm still learning and seeing new things in the movies. I appreciate your willingness to share and I will devour it hungrily. Thanks!
Formerly madmaximages.
User avatar
MFP 2020
 
Posts: 801
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 12:47 am
Location: Surf City Sector, USA

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby G Kritty » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:40 pm

I think it's safe to say the Films have changed many of our lives. Sometimes it's a case of life imitating art literally by accident. Could it be possible that such a movie which is considered to be a cult classic somehow demands a devoted fan to endure physical pain as a way of initiation ? I know that there are fans who have had near death experiences attributed to their passions as though there were a curse. In my case for instance, I was involved in a death defying motor vehicle accident during the course of delivering parts to construct an interceptor replica. I was hospitalized for two years. Not a day went by without keeping the determination. Funny enough, met a nurse and have been with her ever since too. Do you ever wonder where you would be today if Mad Max didn't exist?
Attachments
mel-gibson-lethalweapon-3hgy.jpg
mel-gibson-lethalweapon-3hgy.jpg (73.6 KiB) Viewed 884 times
User avatar
G Kritty
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby G Kritty » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:15 pm

This coupe was unlike any other. A genuine Ford Cobra # 40 of 400. It featured in the April/May 1985 Street Machine magazine . It was labelled the Rattlesnake. It took a very expensive engineer to modify the roof into a T-Top for the multi- millionaire owner. Unfortunately, it was money not well spent because although the T-top roof was nice in theory, it practically compromised the roof''s integrity causing it to buckle under stress. What reader's also didn't know was that this car had a wing spoiler taken from a Ford Mach 1 mustang. No photos of it though.
Attachments
21.jpg
21.jpg (196.68 KiB) Viewed 882 times
20.jpg
20.jpg (40.02 KiB) Viewed 882 times
19.jpg
19.jpg (30.38 KiB) Viewed 882 times
18.jpg
18.jpg (56.3 KiB) Viewed 882 times
User avatar
G Kritty
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby G Kritty » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:35 am

Nice Black XA with drop tank and fishnet Recaro seats.
Attachments
13.jpg
13.jpg (49.1 KiB) Viewed 876 times
12.jpg
12.jpg (36.26 KiB) Viewed 876 times
User avatar
G Kritty
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby G Kritty » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:47 pm

Here's a coupe with rear flares adopted from a Holden A9X Torana. It is my understanding that these are the type of flares not only used on the pursuit cars but also used as the base flares for the rear of the pursuit special. A little chicken wire, some foam and plenty of body filler was applied to the flares giving them a whole new style. If you look closely enough, you could see the edge line of the A9X flare and see that it is almost if not identical to that of the pursuit special's rear flare.
Attachments
15.jpg
15.jpg (39.82 KiB) Viewed 871 times
full car shot (2).png
full car shot (2).png (227.42 KiB) Viewed 871 times
User avatar
G Kritty
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby mack tanker » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:52 am

Nice Pic's Thanks for showing them
mack tanker
 
Posts: 472
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:39 am
Location: USA-Arizona

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby mscar2783 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:43 am

Great info and photos!

Mark
mscar2783
 
Posts: 120
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:39 pm

Re: Coupe with modification

Postby the specialist » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:47 am

IMG_2225.JPG
IMG_2225.JPG (2.05 MiB) Viewed 809 times
IMG_0387.JPG
IMG_0387.JPG (2.52 MiB) Viewed 809 times
G Kritty wrote:This coupe is/was from the Australian Capital Territory. The first I've ever seen with a real functioning blower.

Actually this coupe was mine back in the day. Yes it did have a functional supercharger . Sure I didn't have all the right Movie correct items, but back then in the early 80's they were hard to source and like George , we did what we could to atleast feel the part. These days I live in Southern California and have one of the American Interceptors with me that also has a real supercharger but this one also has a functional Scott Injection system. Also I have the running gear for another Interceptor . It is a 460 big block with port injection and a functional Scott Injection Unit but done to my specifications. You can see some of my videos on U-tube at the moment under CROC CUSTOM or Anthony Convince. Attached is the latest motor for my future Interceptor plus Jeff Butlers Functional supercharged Interceptor. This was the one that was on 'Jay Leno's Garage'. even if it was for only 3 seconds....LOL
the specialist
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:38 am

Previous

Return to Film Cars and Replica Cars

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest