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1938 Ford Australian Utility (UTE)

999,999 MILEAGE
Utility (UTE) Unique to Australia BODY TYPE
'38 Ford 85 HP 21 stud ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1938 Ford UTE 81A Description:

1938 Ford Australian Utility (UTE). The UTE is unique to Australia.As far as I know there are only 3 of the ’38 Models in the US.I found this one in Canada.The chassis were built in Canada and exported to Australia where the bodies were built and the final assembly was done.

This is a restoration in progress and is a Right Hand Drive.


  • A clear New Mexico title in my name with the original Canadian VIN
  • A new 21 stud engine (From Dennis Carpenter reproductions) It is my understanding that this engine is new but due to long term storage issues they had to be reworked. The over/under sizes are listed on the tag shown in the photo
  • The correct aluminum “Made in Canada” heads (2)
  • US made iron heads for spares (2) and one (1) US made aluminum head
  • Used intake manifolds (2) aluminum
  • Re-manufactured distributor by Dennis Carpenter
  • Carburetor re-manufactured Stromberg 97
  • NOS radiator in original box
  • Radiator fan
  • Correct air cleaner
  • Water Pumps new reproduction (2)
  • Rebuilt oil pump by Dennis Carpenter
  • Rebuilt Starter and new starter drive & 1 used starter
  • Clutch pressure plate and disk. New or re-manufactured
  • Used fly wheel with pressure plate & new ring gear
  • Some gaskets
  • LHD dome muffler - slight modification for RHD
  • The original frame (unusable), with the Canadian VIN (You will need this for the VIN number) Includes the transmission and rear axle (last photo)
  • Two additional frames for parts, or to use
  • NOS Front spring
  • Many rear springs (used) to select from
  • Correct shocks including the correct front Canadian links. I also have the rear links but thy are too long and will need to be shortened 1/4-3/8 inch on each end. Also, if you want, I have the tooling I used to reproduce these.
  • Cowl vent door - used - very good
  • NOS gas tank.
  • Extra rear fenders (mostly US made). The rear UTE fenders are very similar to the US Ford '35 fenders. Two of the included fenders are '35 and are either NOS or very early take offs. One of the included fenders is a NOS or early take off sedan delivery. There is one '35 used sedan delivery while the rest are used mostly the ones that came with the UTE
  • Original front fenders for parts if needed
  • Pair fender skirts
  • Original hood.
  • Hood side panels - used
  • Five (5) powder coated wheels with new tires and tubes and 2 used tires
  • Reproduction (Bob Drake) reproduction bumpers - the UTE had only the front bumper but a rear could be added if you want-used front front bumper arms are included
  • Re-chromed bumper guards.
  • Material to finish re-skinning the tailgate is included
  • NOS brake drums -two piece type (4), used hubs (4) relined shoes (4 wheels), NORS cables, and miscellaneous small parts
  • Used brake backing plates
  • RHD steering column and gear box with new bushings
  • Spare RHD steering gear box
  • Reproduction '38 STD steering wheel
  • Correct RHD wiring harness from Australia
  • Lot of instruments and gauges
  • New battery box by Bob Drake
  • A generator
  • A Correct 1938 Radio
  • '38 Standard horns
  • Headlight (Bob Drake) assemblies (2) including hardware and lens (4) only one reflector, and one complete Headlight assembly.
  • Reproduction (Bob Drake) tail light assemblies (2)
  • Some light bulbs
  • RHD dash (2)
  • A seat from a US ’38 Ford Tudor
  • Window channel kit (Bob Drake)
  • Window regulators NORS or very good used
  • Set of window glass (from A US coupe) may need some slight modification to fit the UT.E
  • Window garnish - all windows
  • Under seat heater
  • Reproduction glove box - will need slight modification to fit RHD
  • Many, many, more miscellaneous parts – too many to list
  • 1928-1938 and 1939-1941 Ford Canada Chassis Parts books. These are necessary to reference RHD parts (usually noted by an "F" in the part number
  • A CD with all of the UTE photos I’ve collected.This is the resource on how the many parts fit.
  • About $20,000 invested. Buy it now for $7500 for the UTE and parts. Best offers given serious consideration.

Parts alone are worth more than the buy it now price price.

Sold as is - with no returns - be sure this is what you want and the condition is acceptable before bidding. Photos are part of the description.Questions gladly answered. Please ask questions PRIOR to bidding.I don’t do phone calls please don’t ask.

I am sorry about this but I was burned once on a cashiers check. My bank must verify Cashiers checks or they must clear the same as regular check.

$500.00 non refundable deposit due via PayPal in 48 hours

The UTE and all of the parts must be removed no later than May12, 2018


Item location:Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Model:UTE 81A
Type:Utility (UTE) Unique to Australia
Engine:'38 Ford 85 HP 21 stud
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear