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XB V8 Interceptor

“She the last of the V-8s. She sucks nitro.”

“Pursuit Specials are unique, undercover police cruisers which also serve as interceptors. At the opening of the first movie in the series, the only Pursuit Special is a 1972 HQ model Holden Monaro, which is rusty and used. It is stolen by the Night Rider, a member of a motorcycle gang called the Zed Runners (also known as the Acolytes),while escaping police custody, and is later wrecked.

Pursuit Special, when the term is used, generally refers to Max’s more famous V8 Interceptor Pursuit Special, a 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT 351, commissioned at great expense by Police Commissioner Labatouche and the Main Force Patrol’s (MFP) commander, Fifi Macaffee. Assembled by the MFP’s mechanic, Barry, it features port exhaust pipes and a Weiand “blower” supercharger (nonfunctional film props). When Max’s family is murdered by the gang, he steals the Pursuit Special from the MFP garage and goes on a vengeful rampage.

In Mad Max 2, set roughly five years after the events of the previous film, the Pursuit Special has suffered from the effects of the desert: it loses the front end early in the first chase sequence of the film (as Max forcefully rear-ends a raider vehicle), the car is rusty, and the tires appear to be in a poor state. The car itself has been modified, presumably by Max: the rear window and the boot lid have been removed to make room for two huge fuel tanks. (With a capacity of over 150 L (40 US gal) of petrol, these would have significantly improved the vehicle’s endurance.) The car only appears at the beginning of the movie, where Max escapes a group of raiders, then rescues a mortally wounded member of an oil rig settlement; and then again later, when it is destroyed during Max’s failed attempt to escape the settlement.”

– Pursuit Special, Wikipedia]

40.5cm x 50.8cm |16" x 20"

Museum-quality posters printed on thick archival matte paper.

  • Paper thickness: 0.26mm | 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 189 g/m² | 5.57 oz/y²
  • Opacity: 94%
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Paper is sourced from Japan

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It's advised to either reverse roll, or press with heavy flat object overnight. The edge of the paper may have a visible border to ensure correct trimming by the printer. You can trim this border with a sharp blade, or leave it if your frame has a matboard.

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