The Car: 1971 Holden HQ Monaro Coupe Nightrider's Pursuit Special
Color: Dark "Nightrider" Blue with Red Pinstripes forming MFP logo on boot lid spoiler
Interior: All standard HQ trim in correct movie color "Buckskin", New headliner and seat upholstry, New carpet
Details: 327 small block chev - rebuilt - with a little bit of work, 4 barrel Holley, Edelbrock manifold, rocker covers and air cleaner. Headers / extractors. Electric fuel pump, dual electric thermo fans. Movie correct twin dual trumpet exhaust. Turbo 400 transmission freshened up with new converter and flex plate, B & M ratchet shifter 10 bolt rear with 308 Highway Gears. Manual Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes. Dual Bonnet scoop, front spoiler, rear spoiler, wheel flares, boot aerial, Chrome Sunraya wheels, 295 Tires in back. Dash mounted blue beacon. Glovebox and Boot lid signed by actor Vince Gil - "The Nightrider"
In the Sellers own words:
"This is one of only two existing HQ Holden Nightrider Monaro replicas in the world, and is thought to be the most movie correct.
Aesthetically correct inside and out, the engine and transmission being the only difference to what was used in the original Mad Max movie. The original car (scrapped) was a six cylinder with a manual gear box. This vehicle features a small block V8 engine and a turbo 400 Trans with a T-bar Automatic Transmission.
Close to completion about 15 years ago, this car sat in a barn for nearly a decade. This barn's location just happened to be literally a stones throw away from the intersection in little river where the opening of the chase scene was filmed. Purchased about five years ago it was finished just in time for the Clunes reunion where it made its debut. It was also at the 40th reunion.It has appeared in music video clips and countless fund raisers and charity events of all types.
You can see it in action in the video for "MFP" by The Dark Clouds, here:
The engine and transmission had been rebuilt and the car performs flawlessly. It sound and looks like the pursuit special that it is. Every where it goes it demands attention regardless whether you’re a Mad Max fan or not. It is a pleasure and a thrill to drive.
Most of what this car is, is self explanatory but what you don’t see was fully rebuiltwith a detailed undercarriage and engine bayand again apart from the engine, transmission and T-bar AT the vehicle is movie correct. The only other exception is the roof mounted RVS Radio prop which can be easily obtained from Mad Max Cars.
If you are looking for a pretty little shiny show car then don’t bother wasting our time. This is a purpose built, rough and ready, Night-Rider’s, Pursuit Special, movie correct replica vehicle.
Here is a short video with some close up shots of the exterior: