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Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

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View Poll Results: What car company invented the Ute?
Genral Motors USA 3 2.31%
Genral Motors Holden 10 7.69%
Toyota 1 0.77%
Ford Motor Company USA 6 4.62%
Ford Motor Company Australia 108 83.08%
Land Rover 2 1.54%
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:59   #1 (permalink)
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The Aussie Ute

Just wondering who knows what car comopany invented the ute as most people get it wrong
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i say holden, was i right?
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:11   #3 (permalink)
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Ford Australia, in may 1934. Lewis Bandt was the man behind it, also the Cortina Mk1 fastback and the 6 XL Falcon convertibles.
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wasnt it some farmer who had a model A or T or whatever, who got sick of putting everything in the car so he thought stuff it ill just cut the back off, and then took it to ford australia and they decided it was a good idea and started producing them.
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im pritty sure it was ford aus.
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Ford Australia, in may 1934. Lewis Bandt was the man behind it,
i would believe this to be correct.

there would have been plenty of home made jobs around but this was the first factory built ute.

my dads first car was a model A cut down into a ute.
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It was definately an Australian invention
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wasnt it some farmer who had a model A or T or whatever, who got sick of putting everything in the car so he thought stuff it ill just cut the back off, and then took it to ford australia and they decided it was a good idea and started producing them.
I think it was the farmers wife. She wanted a car to carry livestock to the market during the week and on Sunday good enough to go to church in.
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Just wondering who knows what car comopany invented the ute as most people get it wrong
More info need here, as there are (were) many different styles of utes produced.

Are you referring to the Coupe Utility of 1934 (Ford), or the Roadster Utility of 1929 (I think....), also Ford, or are you just after a quick stir......???
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More info need here, as there are (were) many different styles of utes produced.

Are you referring to the Coupe Utility of 1934 (Ford), or the Roadster Utility of 1929 (I think....), also Ford, or are you just after a quick stir......???
Just alot of the time I have a hard time convincing people that it was not a holden invention

They assume that holden is Australian and the ute is Australian therefore holden invented the ute

Glad to see that most people got it right

Would like to post this poll on Ls1 and see what the results would be but I am not able to start a thread with a poll for some reason
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