This is what I know about this particular 1950 Ford Prefect
Ute.... It was originally sold in the summer of 1950, at Fischers Motors,
Nhill, Victoria, Australia. The original owners was the Batty family, who
lived in Boardertown, South Australia. On August 10, 1950, they back-ordered
the tool kit for this Ute, and was picked up (see ancient invoice). In 1978, the husband apparently passed
away, and his wife Evelyn, re-registered it in her name.
In 1984, the Ute was sold to Terry Brooks of Melton, Victoria, who began
a restoration job. By 1987, he had lost interest in the project and sold
it once again to Pauline Filbey (Woodvale, Victoria) and Kevin Gilbert (who
later married). Kevin did a quick restoration job between '87 and '94, and
eventually took it to the Bendigo Swap Meet in November, 1994, where I saw
the Ute, and purchased it.
From November 1994, until October 2003, this truck was stored at Peter Jackson's
shop, waiting for a decent deal on shipping. Finally, thanks to Peter, the
car was shipped to California. And things began to happen during December