I can't make out a name where the badge used to be at the back of the bonnet either. My first impression was French styling even with it being right hand drive.
The whole ute is well buried in those racks, it is not meant to escape by itself.
Austin A40 Ute Date when launched 1948 discontinued finished 1956 Total produced 61,808 Engine 1200cc 40bhp at 4300rpm Max torque 59lbs /ft at2,200rpm.Length 13ft 4ins Width 5ft 1.5ins Height 5ft 6.7ins Weelbase 7ft 8.5ins Track front 4ft 0.7ins rear 4ft 2.7ins Price ex Works standard colour (May 1953) 487 Pounds
Swanny wrote: The Austin A70 Hampshire were bigger but I don't think they came out of factory in a ute version the Estate version were built by coach builders as shown
I have been looking at A40's and A70's just now and there are ute versions, called Hampshires I think, but the guard flows through the door a lot higher on the A70 than the A40. I can find a couple of A40's with matching grille so maybe that is what it is and maybe my neighbour has A30's
From 52 to 55 they appear to have the same grille and only one light under the headlight.