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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1935 Ford roadster ute

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Restored one-of-six 1935 Ford roadster utility for sale on From the seller’s description:

This 1935 Ford Roadster Utility “ute” is one of only 6 manufactured that year. From a contact in Australia we found out that approximately 385 “utes” were manufactured by Ford Australia in 1935. Of that number , only 7 were Roadster Utility. One was the #304 Well Side and Six were the #302 Straight Side .

The history of the Ford Utes came about as a result of a 1932 letter from the wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia, to Ford Australia, asking for a vehicle to go to church on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays. In response, Ford designer Lew Bandt developed a vehicle based on the client’s request and the model (called a “coupe utility” at the time) was released in 1934. A convertible version, known as the roadster utility was produced in limited numbers by Ford in the 1930s. Production ceased in 1938.

This car has been restored to exacting standards

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West Frankfort, Illinois
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