AS AUSSIE AS A MEAT PIE AND THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
What on earth happened to them all? There was a time when sights like the two workhorses you see here littered our roads – locally made chrome bumper utes as far as the eye can see. Not anymore.
Actually, we have a pretty good idea what happened to them. What little is left of most of these utes went to the tip, or have quietly rotted back to their elemental components under a tree, in a paddock somewhere. That's because there was a time when they were just tools. Wear it out, move on and buy another.
Of course over the years we've seen them grow way past the humble role of carting bricks and sheep. They became high-performance toys, more glamour than gumboots, and over the years have morphed into treasured classics.
While their numbers have dwindled, there is still a reasonable selection on the market at half way reasonable prices. Let's have a look, shall we?