Holden FE Technical Specifications

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FE Holden Technical Specifications


FE Holden Sedan
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1956 - 1958
  • Number Built: 155,161
  • Price at Introduction: £1142 ($2284)
  • Models:
    • Standard Sedan
    • Business Sedan
    • Special Sedan
    • Standard Station Sedan
    • Special Station Sedan
    • Panel Van
    • Utility
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • Sedans - July, 1956
    • Utility - February, 1957
    • Station Wagons - March, 1957
    • Panel Van - May, 1957
  • To Identify:
    • New body with hatched grille and hooded headlights
    • "Holden" badge mounted front centre of bonnet
    • Model name on rear quarter panel
    • One piece windscreen
    • wrap-around front and rear bumpers
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 176.0 inches (4470mm)
    • Total width: 67.0 inches (1702mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 61.0 inches (1549mm)
    • Wheelbase: 105.0 inches (2667mm)
    • Front Track: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
    • Rear Track: 54.5 inches (1384mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 2380lb (1080kg)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 9.5 gallons (43.2 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 37ft (11.3 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Water temperature warning lamp
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Generator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.98:1 to top speed of 29 mph (47 km/h)
    • 2nd: 1.59:1 to top speed of 55 mph (89 km/h)
    • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 79 mph (127 km/h)
    • Reverse: 2.985:1
  • Clutch:
    • Diaphragm type spring, Single-plate, dry disc, Hydraulically controlled
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.888:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • Standard six-cylinder engine and three speed manual
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 18.1 seconds
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 22 seconds
  • Engine:
    • Capacity: 2160cc 132.5 cubic inches (2.171 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Stromberg double venturi downdraft type carburettor, AC mechanical fuel pump
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.00 x 3.125 inches (76.2 x 79.4mm)
    • Power: 70bhp (52kw) at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 110lb-ft (149Nm) at 1200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 6.8:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and generator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, oval shaped, full bore, reverse flow type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Short and long arm independent type with GMH Delco direct acting tubular telescopic shocks
    • Rear: Hotchkiss Drive with semi-elliptic springs, four leaves (or five for the Business Sedan). Tension shackles with rubber bushings. GMH Delco direct acting tubular telescopic shocks.
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 14:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
    • Rear: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Demountable disc wheels with drop centre type rim integral with wheel
  • Tyres:
    • Tubeless low pressure balloon 6.40 x 13 four-ply




    Also see:
    Holden FE Brochure
    Holden Car Commercials
    Nasco Holden Accessories Commercials
    Holden Grey Motor
    Holden Red Motor



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