The Paint: PPG “Hot Chocolate” and “Golden Tan” Base/coat, clear/coat
The Engine: 302 CID from a '90's Mustang GT, (60K miles), polished intake, headers, electronic ignition.
The Transmission: Ford Automatic with overdrive, column shift
The Differential: Ford 9” with Auburn limited slip, Richmond gears, 4.11:1 ratio
The Chassis: Streetrodderstuff.com custom tubular chassis incorporated into the factory original frame
to include Heidt’s independent front suspension, stainless brake lines.
The Bed: The wheel wells are quilted maple, book matched. The bed sides and front are maple tongue and groove. The benches are Oregon White Oak. All of the wood used throughout the truck was harvested, milled, and finished in the original style by the owner of the truck.
The Roadster top is “Light Chocolate”. A canvas style with white oak appointments, and a glass rear window, and is excellent.
Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes, polished calipers
The Interior: Two-tone Buffalo hide leather seating with buffalo hide matching door panels, matching carpeting and headliner. Quilted maple door panel inserts, burl maple book matched.
New electronic full custom instrumentation, and lighting.
Easy access fuse block with updated style fuses
Banjo style wood steering wheel
16” Spoke steel wheels with bright “V8” hubcaps, and beauty rings, and Goodyear radials, the spare is an original for display.
Nice sounding dual exhaust.
To state that this Ford Australian Ute is very rare, and quality built would be a huge understatement!
This particular Ute was built by Ford Geelong in Australia in 1934. In 1978 this truck was driven 400 miles across Queensland Australia where it was placed on a ship in Sydney and made it's was to the United States. Portland Oregon to be exact.
As I understand it, there may be one, or possibly two other Roadster Utes in existence, but information on those, if any is scarce.
This particular Truck sat for 20 years or so after being imported to the US, and therefore needed restoration. The Physician that had the Ute imported here, never found the time to restore the truck and sold it to it's current owner who worked tirelessly, and diligently over the course of 15 years to bring this Ute to it's current condition.
Make no mistake, this truck has had an extensive restoration with most all of the work being either performed or consulted by a professional Hotrod shop.
This Truck is truly one of a kind, and although finished in a traditional Hotrod form, it does drive, and perform much better than it would have in it's old stock configuration.
The truck is comfortable to drive also, and all functions and accessories work as they should.
The truck is accompanied by some nice provenance as well, including a photo album of the entire restoration, and receipts of the professional work performed.
This Truck is ready to drive and show, and is sure to be a big hit at the car shows.
Cars and trucks of this era are highly sought after, especially all metal Roadster’s with updates and quality to make them enjoyable to drive in today’s world.
A fine rare truck!