Maybe we should start a new category in the archives for ute-conversions. dingleydave posted this nicely-done ’65 Ford at the Cohort, found in Australia. Who better to do one justice? The big Ranchero….
Why oh why can’t F-150s look like this today? Seriously, why not?
I shot a couple of Holden utes for the cohort you might be getting those in Chevy colours soon
I’m pretty sure something is wrong with me. Yes, I know y’all didn’t need to be told. But I think I like everything like this that I ever saw so long as it was done well. Most pickups are underutilized. Car utes will do the same job and get far better fuel economy. By this time I believe I’ve seen them made out of most anything. Even saw a 57 Chev not long ago. I particularly like this.
Maybe it’s just that I saw the mini brougham first. Is this what happens when you wash your eyes with bleach? Does everything then look better? There has to be a 10 step program for this!
That’s beautiful. I can’t exactly articulate why, but it is 100% better than a Ranchero.
I’ve seen this ute before at a car show.
Also over Christmas I saw one of a pair of black 65 Galaxie wagons that used to live in my home town 25-30 years ago, both had tinted windows and matching alloy wheels and were used to tow ski boats.
In 1964 my boss at the taxi cab company in San Juan asked me to transform a retired ’61 Ford into a Ranchero. Had a great time but learned that when using a cutting torch on overhead structures, certain precautions were in order. A hot blob of molten metal dropped into your shoe was not a pleasant experience. And yes, I was wearing the shoe that received the blob. Ouch!
I saw this Volvo 850 ute-conversion was on autoblog about a month ago:
Looks decent, but they should have used coupe doors to make it look right. The sedan doors are too short.
A local Volvo dealer made a “Ute” out of an old 240.
The 2-door Galaxie would not have been sold out here
Looks like a cutdown hearse to me !!!!!!
Check out this post-war GAZ ute in Moscow:
(from this post: http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/13/the-bright-festival-in-post-war-moscow/ )
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