Aussie utes - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Aussie utes 2021 market review

If you wanted to be a successful carmaker in 1940s-60s Australia, utes were a must-have for your model range. Thousands were sold and plenty survive but the ranks are thinning.

This year saw just one of the clever Austin 1800 utilities sold but a good selection of older A40 pickups, with ‘projects’ below $4000 and excellent restored examples around $15,000.

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For something to carry a serious load at decent pace, consider 1940s-50s Chev utes at $20-25,000 or a V8 Ford Mainline, although those can exceed $40,000.

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Other Brit-based offerings included four or six-cylinder Vanguards at around $10,000 or 1950s Vauxhalls, also with four or six cylinders, that can reach $15,000.

Austin A40-A50 $13,660 [5]

Austin 1800 $4700 [1]

Chevrolet 1946-54 $22,100 [5]

Ford Mainline 1952-59 $33,625 [4]

Vanguard 1948-63 $12,750 [4]

Vauxhall 1951-57 $16,500 [1]


[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2021 Aussie Family & Sports Car Value Guide.



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