G.M. Holden Production: FB Holden to EK Holden

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Holden Production FB Holden to EK Holden

G.M. Holdens Ltd.

Models of FB Holden:
Standard Sedan / Special Sedan / Standard Wagon / Special Wagon / Utility / Panel Van.

Models of EK Holden: Standard Sedan / Special Sedan / Standard Wagon / Special Wagon / Utility / Panel Van.

Excerpt from FB Holden Review...



Released in January 1960, just two weeks before the arrival of Ford's XK Falcon, the FB Holden directly reflected the changing taste and style of the 60's. Immediately evident was the incorporation of real "fins" to the design rather than simple chrome additions to the rear guards as seen on the FJ and FC. The design was 140mm longer than the previous model, and suffered a resultant power to weight ratio disadvantage with the outgoing FC. To cope with the extra weight, Holden used heavier rated coils in the front suspension, widened the rear leaf springs and upgraded the brakes.

Excerpt from EK Holden Review...



As was the case with the previous 2 body shapes, the FB Holden was facelifted in 1961 and released as the "EK". The list of refinements included revised interior trim, new exterior badges and mouldings (the rear-side colour flash of the FC and FB was deleted), a new fresh-air/heating unit, a new ventilation air intake located forward of the windscreen and a new grille with eight vertical bars instead of six. Parking lights were incorporated into the top grille bar. At last the old "vacuum" wipers were replaced with electrically operated units, which were indeed far superior if not far safer! Most noteable was the availability of a new "Hydramatic" 3 speed automatic transmission.

Also see:
FB Holden Specifications / EK Holden Specifications / Holden Car Brochures
Standard Sedan
Jan. 12 1960
1110
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174747
Business Sedan
Jan. 12 1960
1142
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Special Sedan
Jan. 12 1960
1173
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Standard Wagon
Jan. 12 1960
1205
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Special Wagon
Jan. 12 1960
1268
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Utility
Jan. 12 1960
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Panel Van
Jan. 12 1960
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Standard Sedan
May 2 1961
1106
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Automatic + 119 Pound
150214
Special Sedan
May 2 1961
1169
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Standard Wagon
May 2 1961
1200
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Special Wagon
May 2 1961
1263
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Utility
May 2 1961
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L6
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C.I. Holden "Grey" motor
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Panel Van
May 2 1961
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