Tonneau cover on pickup truck
The first Australian ute (vehicle) was a 1934 Ford Coupe Utility. It included a tonneau.
1910 Buick side-entrance tonneau without tonneau cover
1903 Sunbeam rear-entrance tonneau
Tonneau Cover on an MGA
A Mid-20th Century Tonneau Watch by Helbros.

Area of a car or truck open at the top.

- Tonneau

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Ute (vehicle)

2010 HSV Maloo R8
1970-1971 Chrysler Valiant VG Ute
2017 Mitsubishi Triton cab chassis
1989 Subaru Brumby

A ute, originally an abbreviation for "utility" or "coupé utility", is a term used in Australia and New Zealand to describe vehicles with a tonneau behind the passenger compartment, that can be driven with a regular driver's license.

Altman (automobile)

Early automobile produced in 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Henry J. Altman.

The Ford Model T (foreground) and Volkswagen Beetle (background) are among the most mass-produced car models in history.

In 1909 Altman converted the tonneau body to a roadster before selling the car to a local paperhanger for $200.


Car manufacturer, operating in New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the beginning of the 20th century.

1912 Crane-Simplex car
1909 Simplex at Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Equipped with a tonneau, it could seat 5 passengers and sold for US$5,500 ($0 in dollars ).

Premier Motor Manufacturing Company

Organized in 1903 by George A. Weidely and Harold O. Smith in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Premier Motor Mfg. Company of Indianapolis, Indiana - 1906
1916 Premier Roadster 6-56

Equipped with a tonneau, it could seat six passengers and sold for US$ 5,000.

Collins & Aikman

Automotive manufacturer of cockpit modules and automotive floor and acoustic systems and a supplier of instrument panels, automotive fabric, plastic based trim and convertible top systems.

A modern assembly-line

Its products included instrument panels, fully assembled cockpit modules, floor and acoustic systems, automotive fabric and interior trim, as well as exterior trim and trim set, backlights, well slings, tonneau covers and power actuating systems.

Lancia Fulvia

Automobile produced by Lancia between 1963 and 1976.

Series II Lancia Fulvia Berlina
The V4 engine of a 1972 Fulvia Berlina
Series I Lancia Fulvia Berlina 2C
Lancia Fulvia Berlina GTE
Rear view of a Series II Fulvia Berlina
1967 Lancia Fulvia Coupé
1970 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.6 HF Fanalone
Lancia Fulvia Coupé 3
Lancia Fulvia Coupe 3 rear view
Series I Fulvia Sport 1.3 S
Lancia Fulvia Sport 1600 Zagato
Lancia Fulvia Coupé Concept at IAA 2003
Amilcare Ballestrieri won the 1972 Rallye Sanremo on Lancia-Marlboro Fulvia Coupé HF 1.6
Claudio Maglioli on Lancia F&M Special, a Fulvia HF 1.6 with barchetta body, at the 1969 Mugello Grand Prix

The prototype reprised the lines of the Fulvia Sport, but was built on a 150 mm; the soft top folded underneath a flush tonneau cover.

Cadillac Runabout and Tonneau

The first Cadillac automobiles were the 1903 Model built in the last quarter of 1902.

The Cadillac 1903 Model Runabout introduced in 1902
Tonneau 1903 rear-entrance
Model F 1905 custom bodied open-drive limousine with running boards and full fenders
Model B 1904 Tonneau rear-entrance (C front)
Model C touring car 1905 rear-entrance tonneau, surrey top
Model E Runabout 1905
Model F touring car 1905 side-entrance tonneau
Model K runabout 1907
Model M touring car 1907
Model S runabout with dickey seat

The 2-seater runabout cost US$750 ($0 in dollars ); an optional rear entrance detachable tonneau cost $100 and doubled the occupant capacity.

Lenawee (car)

American automobile manufactured by the Church Manufacturing Co of Adrian, Michigan from 1903 to 1904.

Lenawee 9 1/2 HP Rear-entrance tonneau 1904
Lenawee 9 1/2 HP Rear-entrance tonneau 1904

It was a left hand drive, which was unusual at the time, and had a five-seater tonneau body powereded by a horizontal single-cylinder engine beneath the front seat.

Ford Model A (1903–04)

First car produced by the Ford Motor Company, beginning production in 1903.

Ad for the Model A from a December 15, 1903 newspaper

The car came as a two-seater runabout for $800 or the $900 four-seater tonneau model with an option to add a top.

Cannon (automobile)

Automobile manufactured in Kalamazoo, Michigan, by the Burtt Manufacturing Company from 1902 to 1906.

They made several different tonneau models, with both two- and four-cylinder engines, up to 6.5L displacement.