1953 FX Utility

the vinyl roof makes it unique

I purchase the Ute in 1978 from Graham King who had spent many hours doing the restoration.

This Woomera Red Ute had a 186 motor, 4-speed gearbox, disc brake front end, extractors and a vinyl roof.

Since purchase I have fitted bucket seats, Ford Escort tail lights, steel chrome wheels, replaced the vinyl tray cover and did a respray in 1986.

The car is driven regularly and has full registration. I attend local car shows in Tassie and this is my 10th Nationals.

I enjoy driving the vehicle and think the vinyl roof makes it unique.

Story Credit: Bruce Minty