The original Mad Max Interceptor is quite simply the most famous Australian muscle car ever built. That’s most certainly the case internationally and probably rings true domestically too.

Before we speak to the men who designed, built and drove the original Interceptor – and track the car’s film career while exploding some myths – we need to ask why the black XB Ford Falcon GT-based police prototype attained its lofty status globally. To do so we must first investigate what’s behind the original movie’s cult status.

When it comes to flicks, Australian Muscle Car is, well, hardly a world authority. So we went searching for more expert opinion.

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This article appeared in Australia MUSCLE CAR Magazine Issue 81