Double shot of Razor Cola
based Falcon restorer, modifier and parts supplier Cameron Manewell is still pinching himself. It blows his mind he ended up supplying a pair of coupes that starred in Mad Max: Fury Road as the bare-metal ‘Razor Cola’.
What’s more, Manewell was also employed by moviemakers Kennedy Miller Mitchell to build them into recycled versions of the famed Interceptor. As dream jobs go, this was pretty hard to top for a bloke who’d already built many Mad Max replicas over the years.
One of the hardtops Cameron sold to KMM, an XC model, was destined for the drag strip until ‘Hollywood’ called, while the second was an XB that was “laying around” his workshop.
“I got the XC drag car around 2007,” Manewell explains of car in the strip of images at the top of page 19. “It was basically as you see it in the pics, just minus the engine in those shots. It came with an XB GT hardtop motor that we managed to put back into the hands of its matching car – some 20 years after they were separated!
“I fitted my own 351ci 4V solid-cammed Cleveland engine. Shortly after I got it running, I pulled the car apart and blasted the shell before sanding it and clear-coating. It then became a display car for my automotive blasting business, RestoPrep.
“The coupe lived in the corner of my workshop until one of the buyers for Fury Road, Laurie Faen, came to see me about buying a hardtop for the movie. Laurie had been given my name when he started scouting around for cars, as I’ve owned a lot of hardtops, about 65, over the years.
“Anyway, he spotted the drag car in the corner and said they had to have it. They loved the bare-metal look, as it was exactly what they had envisioned for some of the film cars, particularly Razor Cola.
“I had yet to finish the car 100 per cent, so it was yet to run it down the quarter mile, but I gave him a figure that would make the pain of seeing