1971 Geelong Double Cab

21 10 2014

Here comes an early bay flat bed truck, spotted in April 2014 in Geelong, Australia. The registration sticker calls it a “Volkswagen double cabin ute” – ute being a very ‘stralian term for a very ‘stralian invention: The front of a normal sedan car (usually a big Ford or Holdon) fused to the cargo bay of a pick-up truck. The point being, you can take the wife to church in her Sunday best and still get the sheap to the market on a Saturday. Will add a photo of a contemporary ute below for those who have never seen one before. This old lady here has certainly seen better times. ”Rat look” springs to mind, and I have started to like the idea of not over-restoring old cars.  “Rat look is the poor man’s restoration” was a comment by a Geelong panel beater, and I can see his point as well. But at least someone has taken up the battle against rust, and cars probably die slower in the hot Australian climate than in Germany.

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Holdon Commodore Ute

Holdon Commodore Ute

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