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One of the more unusual entries in this past weekend’s Antique Automobile Club of America 2014 Eastern Spring Meet, which was held at UB’s North Campus, was this 1952 Chevy Ute. In Australia, where this Ute originated (notice that the steering wheel’s on the right) they were officially called a Chevy Styline Coupe Utility. But ute is the nickname given to these car-based trucks which we Yanks remember as El Caminos and Ford Rancheros. The ute body style Down Under goes back the the 1930s, and there are variations of it still on sale today. As a matter of fact, here’s a link to the 2014 Holden VF Ute — think of it as a Pontiac G8 El Camino (because that’s basically what it is!). 

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