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1949 Ford Ute

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$32,800

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1949 Ford Ute

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1949 Ford Ute

Highest Bid: $32,800 (USD) by: jyohoff

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Chassis/VIN:

A8A671470

Location:

Van Nuys, California

Odometer:

4,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

7017531

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Dealer

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $32,800 (USD) by: jyohoff

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

A8A671470

Location:

Van Nuys, California

Odometer:

4,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

7017531

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Dealer

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1949 Ford "Ute" Coupe was professionally restored under prior ownership and features refinished brightwork, replacement bed planks, a Vintage Air HVAC system, a modern stereo, and a Flowmaster exhaust system. The Ute was a creation of Ford's Australian branch that predated the Ranchero and El Camino, but was never imported to the U.S. This example is powered by a General Motors 350ci V8 paired with an automatic transmission and finished in Candy Cinnamon over a cream vinyl interior. The seller purchased the vehicle on ClassicCars.com approximately one year ago and is selling because it is not being driven. The Ute is now offered with documentation and a clear California title in the seller’s name.

The body was professionally resprayed in Candy Cinnamon and the trim was refinished under prior ownership. Exterior features chrome bumpers, a “bullet nose” front grille, a hood ornament, and dual exhaust outlets. The wood planks and stainless-steel hardware in the bed were refinished previously as well. The seller reports the existence of some small stone chips in the hood but notes that the body is free of rust.

Body-colored 15” steel wheels with chrome trim rings and Ford-branded hubcaps are wrapped in 215/70 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires. A full-size spare is located in the bed. The truck has been configured on a later-model General Motors subframe and is equipped with power steering.

The vehicle was converted to left-hand-drive under prior ownership and the interior was refinished in cream vinyl with matching door panels and brown carpet. Amenities include a replacement body-colored dash, a Vintage Air HVAC system, and a modern head unit with a CD changer mounted behind the seats.

Instrumentation is framed by a two-spoke steering wheel and consists of a 100-mph speedometer, inset gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and voltage, and an additional VDO gauge for coolant temperature mounted near the steering column. The 5-digit mechanical odometer shows approximately 4k miles, which represents the mileage since the restoration. True mileage is not known.

The General Motors 350ci V8 was installed under prior ownership and is equipped with Cadillac valve covers, a Cadillac air cleaner, an Edelbrock carburetor, and a Flowmaster exhaust system. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a General Motors 10-bolt rear end.

The sale includes records from the previous owner.

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Comments & Questions

May 12, 2021
11:26 AM
Seller

Take advantage of this steal!! This car sold for 50,000 dollars 5 years ago on the same platform! Anyone that gets this car below that is winning in the long term. Once again we are SO CLOSE TO RESERVE!!!

May 12, 2021
10:49 AM
Seller

Here's two cool 50s ads featuring the UTE!

May 12, 2021
10:44 AM
Seller

Don't sleep on this opportunity! Only about 5000 of these beauties made it off the production line in Australia. We are SO close to reserve!!

May 11, 2021
12:44 PM
Seller

Here is some more info and fun facts on the UTE! https://journal.classiccars.com/2016/02/05/pick-day-1949-ford-utility-coupe/

May 11, 2021
11:21 AM
Seller

Thanks for all the bids everyone!!

May 07, 2021
02:44 PM
Seller

@zz5w6f – is the motor a Cadillac or a is it a 350 chev with caddy dressup? ...

Hi! It's a Chevy 350 with Cadillac valve covers, and a Cadillac air cleaner.

May 07, 2021
09:31 AM

is the motor a Cadillac or a is it a 350 chev with caddy dressup?

May 05, 2021
01:11 PM
Seller

Hey Everyone, Hope everyone had a good weekend! Super excited to auction off our very rare Ford UTE! If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask!

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