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Vehicles from Mad Max Fury Road are Going to Auction

Posted September 13, 2021 7:14 AM by dstrohl
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For his 2015 masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller envisioned wall-to-wall non-stop automotive mayhem. Mutant vehicles filled the screen, reflecting the toxic environment Miller wished to portray and serving as personality extensions for the characters associated with them. Much of the press surrounding the film centered on the vehicles, essentially transforming them into central characters. Thirteen of those vehicles have now resurfaced, not for filming the anticipated Furiosa-focused sequel to the movie but for private bids as part of Australian auction house Lloyds's Grand Carmada Event.

Miller's crew dedicated to the mutant vehicles - led by production designer Colin Gibson - reportedly built as many as 150 different vehicles for Fury Road, all of which were required to run, drive, and perform the specified stunts without the aid of CGI. That proved easier said than done, especially once filming relocated from Australia to Namibia. Many of the 150 proved unreliable or were deemed deathtraps unsuitable for filming. Many more met their demise in the process of filming the explosions and crashes and other destruction. In the end, just 15 reportedly survived the film and went on to make promotional appearances at, among other places, the Sydney Opera House.

Included in those 15, and in the 13 that have come up for sale, are some of the most noteworthy vehicles from the film, starting with the Gigahorse, a vehicle meant to express Immortan Joe's disproportionate wealth. Atop its custom-raked chassis sits two 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Villes, towering fins and all, and under its hood a pair of supercharged 502 cubic inch Chevrolet big-block V-8s generated an estimated 1,200 horsepower to turn the dually 70-inch tractor tires.

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09/13/2021 3:48 PM

I'd love to see someone cruising the Tastee-Freez in that beast.

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09/13/2021 10:00 PM

Is the bungee cord suspended guy with flame thrower guitar extra or what?

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This guy needs a new tailor.

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Also a new face!

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09/14/2021 9:37 AM

Gosh, it looks like you would have to sit in the top one to see over the engine. I would imagine 3 MPG if you don't stomp it at all.

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When gasoline is outlawed, only outlaws will have gasoline...and plenty of it...

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09/15/2021 2:06 PM

I get the feeling that those who want to form the energy policy thinks that everyone lives in the city and an EV is the only thing anyone could possibly need.

600+ horsepower combines ain't gonna run on batteries.

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09/21/2021 2:42 PM

"Promotional appearances at the Sydney Opera House". Ha! Now I believe the rumour that it's not actually an Opera House. Do you think those beer swilling, crocodile wrestling Aussies really give a sh*** about opera? It's an exhibition space for rat rods.

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It really is a cool looking building though.

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