|On behalf of its current owner, TrueWest Imports has been given the opportunity to sell a “Project” 1946 Australian made Ford Ute that is located in the United States. It is in a dry State of America, remains Right Hand Drive and has always been garaged by the owner who has owned the Ute for 27 years.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite the description in the ad (no options to place "no engine") the ute DOES NOT with an engine or gearbox.
The Owner started the project on this Ute but, due to health problems, he is now unable to finish it. That is the sole reason for selling.
The frame and all sheet metal have been sand-blasted and are in grey primer. It has the “normal” rust to repair but, according to the Owner, it is not that bad. It has a good floor and needs spot replacement on both front fenders. There are some small dents in the rear corners of the bed but all in all it is in very good condition (metal wise) given the age of the Ute and having been used for the purpose for which it was built. The wood in the bed needs to be replaced.
In addition, it has:
- a 4 inch dropped axle;
- Volvo model 122 disc brakes;
- 1957 Ford 9 inch rear end;
- Front and rear springs have been reconditioned and the eye on the front springs has been reversed and some
leaves have been removed;
- "Pete and Jake" steering adapter;
- Very good replacement tailgate;
- 15 inch slot aluminium wheels;
- New aluminium 3 core radiator set up for
Chevrolet inlet and outlet;
- All parts to put the vehicle together –
glass, garnish rails, stock 1941 dash, stock
Kangaroo leather seat that needs to be re-
- A set of doors from a 1946 Ford sedan
(which are identical to those used on the
Ute) that have not been sandblasted or
The asking price for the 1946 Australian Ford Ute Project is US$10,000. This does not include the cost of export from the US, shipping and Australian or New Zealand import costs. These can be provided upon request.
In 1946 only 1,735 Ford Utes were sold in Australia and fewer than 30 were exported to the US. Only 6 are believed to be currently registered in the US.
For additional photographs of this project, please visit http://www.truewestimports.com/listing/australian-1946-ford-ute-project/
This Project, once completed, will ensure that the new Buyer will have a very unique and rare vehicle that will be the envy of friends and on-lookers alike.