If you aren’t careful, there’s a lot going on that can get you down at the moment. Be it the global pandemic, climate change or anything else that takes your fancy, the end of days feels like it might be on its way. So on the off chance the apocalypse is actually right around the corner, a fleet of cars from Mad Max: Fury Road is hitting the auction block, perfect for surviving the inevitable breakdown of civilisation.
In an unusual opportunity to own a piece of cinema history, a collection of 13 cars that were used in the filming of the dystopian flick, are being sold at auction by Lloyds this week. The cars on offer aren’t simply dummy cars that were used in the set background, but the actual cars driven by the main characters of the post-apocalyptic movie.
The 2015 release was the fourth instalment of the Mad Max films, starring more than half a dozen Hollywood heavyweights, including Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, and more. But while the film was full of star power, it was also packed with the horsepower of some pretty epic driving and car chase scenes.
The cars used in the film are a curated blend of models from the 1950s to the mid-70s (the first Mad Max was released in 1979), offering a treasure trove of steam-punk inspired vehicle modifications. Included in the sale are the War Rig (the prime mover with a tanker trailer), the Doof Wagon (which looks to be a modified firetruck), the Interceptor (a 1973 XB Falcon Coupe) and the Jag Flamer (likely a vintage Jaguar Mark VII).
It’s certainly an eclectic collection of cars, no less with their creative post-apocalyptic modifications, and an exciting one for the local Australian motoring scene. So if you’re confident in a breakdown of law and order sometime in the near future, you can register to bid below. The auction will take place online this Sunday the 26th of September, beginning at 7 PM AEST.