2006 Melbourne Spring Classic Auction - Monday 4th September
1960 Holden FB Sedan
|Engine||In-line 6-cylinder, 161-cid|
This lot is no longer available
The third generation of the Holden was the FB series, replacing the FC in January 1960 just as Ford was about to launch a major rival in the form of a locally-assembled version the Falcon and Chrysler was developing a challenger of its own. In the fashion of the times, the FB had new front and rear sheet metal, sporting a new grille and tail fins along with panoramic wraparound glass for improved visibility. The interior was revised and power brakes were a major improvement, while the trusty 'grey' motor was enlarged to 138-cid and developed slightly more power. The model range consisted of six distinct versions, including the Standard Sedan, Special Sedan, Station Sedan versions of each plus the ubiquitous Utility and Panel Van. The FB continued the success of earlier Holdens, to the extent that left-hand drive versions were built for export and a total of just under 175,000 were built. The FB Holden makes a great classic Aussie car, one that can be enjoyed on a daily basis thanks to its inherent reliability, cheap running costs and plentiful availability of spares. With plenty of chrome, two-tone styling and period details the FB has an abundance of charm and is fast becoming one of the scarcest Holden models.