Made for Movie Lone Wolf on Ford F-100 Chassis, Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 1981

1981 “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”/ Lone Wolf

The Lone Wolf is a marauder’s vehicle captured by the Compound and later driven by Papagallo in the final chase of “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”. It was a a custom made for movie vehicle based on Ford F-100 chassis built from scratch.

Made for Movie Lone Wolf on Ford F-100 Chassis, Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 1981

The Lone Wolf machine was originally the marauders vehicle, but after a failed attack on the Compound this vehicle was captured, fixed and driven by Pappagallo in the final chase scene.

The production team for the third installment of Mad Max re-acquired this vehicle and modified it heavily. A closed canopy was added, along with fenders, air filter, methane tank and piping of sorts. All of which was meant to give the impression of running on methane and adapted to harsh desert-like environment alongside fitting into the rest of the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome vehicles. Being heavily disguised, this vehicle was given very little screen time, usually hidden way in the background just in case.

Custom made car Lone Wolf equipped with two Ford 351 engines. Only the front, turbocharged engine drives the vehicle. The rear, supercharged engine is installed backwards and not connected to anything. The vehicle is also equipped with two truck fuel tanks, rightfully so due to massive fuel consumption. It is a single seater with an open canopy, lacking any doors. The vehicle is capable of carrying a passenger, either sitting on a fuel tank or standing behind the driver seat. Cast and crew members whom had driven this vehicle regarded it as very heavy and difficult to handle.

After the filming of “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”, the vehicle was displayed at the “Village Grand Prix” go-cart place at Blacktown in Sydney’s west. Right after The Road Warrior, displayed at “Village Grand Prix” go-kart place at Blacktown, south of Sydney.
After the filming of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome the vehicle was put on display at The Melbourne Motor Show in 1985. Unfortunately the vehicle was destroyed.

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