A bit of explaining here.
Believe it or not, Australia made/built its own Chryslers. Originally imported or assembled in Australia, but later and for many years until the end they would be built in Australia! Notably Valiant models.
Only Chryslers? Not quite. One particular model would leak through: the Dodge Phoenix.
Produced by Chrysler Australia from 1960 to 1973, it started out as an Australian-assembled version of the American-built Dodge Dart, positioned above the locally developed Chrysler Royal as Chrysler Australia’s luxury model. It borrowed its name from the top Dart, the Dodge Dart Phoenix, but unlike its American namesake it was offered only as a four-door sedan, and only with a 318 cubic inch V8 engine.
The Phoenix was subsequently restyled in line with the 1961 and 1962 Dodge Dart. For 1963 the new TD2 series Phoenix was derived from the US Dodge 440, and for 1965 and beyond the Phoenix was based on the Canadian-built Plymouth Fury III. Like the 1965 Fury, the 1965 Phoenix featured vertically stacked headlamps. A four-door hardtop body style joined the sedan in 1967. The hardtop was fitted with a 383 cubic inch V8 engine, while the sedan continued with the smaller 318 cubic inch V8. Although the 1965 and later Phoenixes were basically Furys, they did feature the North American style full-size Dodge Polara instrument panel (adapted for right hand drive).
Both the sedan and the hardtop body styles continued to be offered until the final Australian Phoenix was built in 1973.
But no, a ute version was never made (although the Chrysler Valiant itself was available as a ute). A few four-door sedans/hardtops are known to have been customized into utes. This is one of them. Shown off by our favourite "lemon girl" cosplaying as legendary 1968-69 "Dodge Fever girl" Joan Parker. [link]
Caitlin Cooke, 6TEEN © Fresh Animation (nka FreshTV) Inc & NELVANA Ltd.1968 DODGE PHOENIX by Chrysler Australia Pty Ltd (manufacturer, 1951-1980).