2019 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
Lot
39

1958 Holden FC Special Sedan

$20,000 - $25,000

No Reserve

Specifications

Engine 138ci six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Engine No. L524142
Chassis No. FC41792S
Body Work Sedan
Colour Two-tone Blue
Interior Blue
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Drum/drum

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Description

The Holden was Australia's own car of the 1950s, the relatively compact six-cylinder sedan finding a happy medium between the smaller British and larger American cars and proved immensely popular with local buyers. The original design was restyled in 1956 as the FE series and this in turn evolved into the FC in May 1958, a mildly face-lifted model whose exterior changes were limited to additional chrome strips on the sides and rear wings, along with a new grille. Underneath the bonnet, the FC retained the sturdy six-cylinder engine, but compression was raised to 7.0:1, and a new camshaft and dual throat Stromberg carburettor provided better performance and smoother operation. A larger fuel tank and minor tweaks to the suspension completed the package and the FC was again sold in sedan, station wagon, utility or panel van configurations. With classic 1950s styling inside and out, sturdy mechanicals and sadly, increasing rarity, the FC Holden is an excellent proposition as a classic car that can be enjoyed on a daily basis.

History

Fabulous ‘50s Holden FC-model Special Sedan
Outstanding condition throughout
Stacked with NASCO accessories
Minor improvements for modern driving
No Reserve
 
Here we have a fantastic example of a beautiful restoration that includes a few niceties to make this 1958 Holden FC-model Special Sedan properly useable in today’s traffic. It’s finished in a very attractive combination of two-tone dark and light blue, and the paint is in great condition, as is the external chrome work. Inside, the vinyl trim has been redone correctly to match, with only a trio of extra gauges fitted below the stock dashboard as a variance from standard. It sits on steel wheels with hubcaps and whitewall tyres, and the overall visuals are excellent. That’s aided by just about a whole catalogue of NASCO accessories … sunvisor, driver’s wind deflector, door handle scratch plates, rear venetian, twin exterior mirrors, wire mesh headlight protectors and mudflaps. Under the bonnet it’s just as clean but a couple of the improvements are evident … the 138ci ‘grey’ motor now wears extractors and a 2in exhaust system, and a power servo added to the drum brakes. It’s in superb condition even in the boot, it’s arguably one of the best example we have seen in a long time. For a Holden enthusiast this is a special opportunity to purchase a less than common model that needs nothing. The FC will be offered for sale unregistered and with No Reserve.
 

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