Holden Special Sedan (FC)
|Manufacturer||Holden (General Motors)|
|Also called||Holden Standard
Holden Business Sedan
Holden Panel Van
|Production||1958 to 1960|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door coupé utility
2-door panel van
|Engine||2.2 L (132.5 cu in) I6|
The Holden FC series is an automobile which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1958 to 1960. Introduced on 6 May 1958, the FC is a facelifted and improved version of the Holden FE series, which it replaced.
The FC range consisted of four door sedans in three trim levels, five door station wagons, marketed as "Station Sedans" in two trim levels, a two-door coupe utility and a three-door panel van. The seven models were :
- Holden Standard Sedan
- Holden Standard Station Sedan
- Holden Business Sedan
- Holden Special Sedan
- Holden Special Station Sedan
- Holden Utility
- Holden Panel Van
Although the FC series was substantially the same as the FE, it featured revisions to the radiator grille, body trim and interior. Minor mechanical improvements were also made, with changes to the engine, suspension, brakes, gearchange linkages and the steering box. The Utility now featured painted rather than chromed grille and headlight rims, as did the Panel Van.
All FC models were powered by a 132-cubic-inch (2.2 L) six-cylinder engine producing 72 brake horsepower (54 kW). This engine was carried over from the FE series, although the camshaft was altered, the compression ratio was increased and torque was improved.
Production and replacement
|Holden, a marque of General Motors, automobile timeline, 1948–present|
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† HQ–WB Statesmans not marketed under the "Holden" brand, but rather the separate "Statesman" brand.
- Holden FC history Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 30 April 2009