Classic Car Catalogue

Ford Australia 1934

wb: 117 in. V8 cyl.
85 hp


In 1934 the company released the world's first Coupé utility. The inventor was Ford engineer Lewis Bandt. During the Depression, banks would not extend credit to farmers to purchase passenger cars- in the belief they were unnecessary luxuries. However, they would lend money for the purchase of "working" vehicles. The Coupé utility fulfilled the need of farmers to have a workhorse which could also be used "to take the wife to church on Sunday and to the market on Monday".