Mad Max

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

has it that the pro­duc­ers of the orig­i­nal Mad Max movie built up an AMX as a MFP In­ter­cep­tor car (yel­low with blue and red mark­ings) but an en­gine fire dur­ing pre-pro­duc­tion saw the AMX deleted from the fleet of movie cars. It’s thought that AMX No.15 was that car.

The cur­rent owner, New Zealan­der Doug Kin­ney, doesn’t know if the Mad Max story is true or not but he reck­ons it’s a great story so will build it re­gard­less.

He bought this car in July 2013 af­ter com­ing across it on the net, flew across the ditch and drove down to Nowra where the car had been stored for 30 years in a shed not far from the sea. It had been stripped back to bare steel and given a coat of thick brown paint which is prob­a­bly what stopped it be­ing eaten away by rust.

The car was shipped back to New Zealand where, con­sid­er­ing its con­di­tion, the owner de­cided to go with the Mad Max theme.

All the panel work has been fin­ished and the en­gine, com­plete with su­per­charger, is ready to be in­stalled. We hope to show you how it looks in the near fu­ture. Doug al­ready owns an­other AMI AMX, bought in May 2014 from a guy in Ade­laide who picked it up as a rolling shell some 20 years ago. This is No. 2 in the se­ries.

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