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1958 Holden FC Special Sedan





Engine 2.2-litre six
Gearbox Manual
Body Work 4-Door Sedan
Colour Light Blue and Dark Blue
Trim Light Blue and Dark Blue
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drums


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The FC has always been one of the most cherished Holden models and (uniquely) accounted for more than half of all new car sales in Australia in one year (1958). The FC was a facelift on the FE, which made its debut in July 1956 as the most modern and attractive car produced anywhere in the world by General Motors at that time. With its extra chromework, bolder grille and daring two-tone colour combinations, the FC was perfect for the buoyant mood of 1958 Australia, bringing a larger serving of Detroit flamboyance into local showrooms – remarkably three different styles of two-toning were offered over the FC’s production run. Despite its glamour, the FC retained all the toughness of the earlier models and boasted nine inches of ground clearance for traversing roads where these days one would choose a four-wheel drive. Although two or three would-be rivals offered more power than the Holden, they also cost more and lacked the rough road ability and fuel economy of Australia’s Own Car.