Mad Max’s distant fleet for sale in Australia
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If you need a commute quick enough to get past the apocalypse, a rare auction in Australia sells a menacing fleet of “Mad Max: Fury Road” vehicles for any aspiring desert warrior.
Whether you’re a potential marauder or just want to raise your eyebrows at the drive-thru window, the sale of 13 vehicles from the 2015 dystopian blockbuster has the goods.
“The first time I saw them I’m pretty sure I heard one of the cars say, ‘I need to be driven angry,'” Conservative Geoff McKew told AFP. Lloyds Auctions in Sydney.
Among the vehicles is the gigantic War Rig – a massive tanker driven by Charlize Theron’s character, Furiosa – and the Razor Cola, which took on Tom Hardy’s “Mad” Max Rockatansky.
With deals closing on Sunday, the current owners will only sell all 13 sets in a bid to preserve a piece of movie history.
“They shouldn’t stay in storage; they should be out there and get the respect they deserve,” McKew said.
While they certainly wouldn’t go “on the cheap”, it was difficult to put a price on the fleet, he added.
The vehicles are part of an armada of savage machines that burst onto screen in the award-winning film Fury Road, the fourth film in George Miller’s Mad Max franchise.
The film’s success bolstered the cult status of the Australian action series and its lead character, first played by Mel Gibson in 1979.
The sale has generated interest around the world, including at casinos in Las Vegas and the Burning Man Festival, McKew said.
Unfortunately, none of the cars are street legal.
But McKew doubted the police were bold enough to stop a ride like the Gigahorse, molded from two 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and barely fitting into its temporary home in a Sydney warehouse.
“When I first saw it start, I wasn’t sure if I was having a heart attack or a bowel movement,” he added.
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