1981 “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”/ 1974 Ford Fairlane ZG aka Cop Car

Modified 1974 Ford Fairlane ZG commonly referred to as the “Cop Car” is one of the marauder vehicles in 1981 post-apocalyptic action film “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”, directed by George Miller. This vehicle is visible in the Mack truck chase and the Tanker chase scenes. In its final moments it receives two molotov-cocktails to the bonnet, which set the car on fire. The car then jumps off the road and rams into a dune buggy.

1974 Ford Fairlane ZG, Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 1981

1974 Ford Fairlane ZG with plenty of modifications, mostly in the front end of the car. The grille is from a 1947-48 Buick, the front bumper is 1959 Buick. The size of the grille required the headlights to be modified as well, from double headlights to single headlight setup. The bonnet appears to be from a Ford Falcon XA. Wheel arches were cut to accomodate bigger and wider wheels.

1974 Ford Fairlane ZG, Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 1981

The car is also fitted with a number of police lights, two red installed on the rear parcel shelf and a single blue one on the roof, set right alongside two airhorns and a loudspeaker. A number of anntenea is installed on the 1974 Ford Fairlane ZG as well, leaving no doubt that it is in fact an ex-police vehicle.

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