Holden FC

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Holden FC
1958-60 FC Special Sedan==.JPG
Holden Special Sedan
Manufacturer Holden (General Motors)
Also called Holden Standard
Holden Business Sedan
Holden Special
Holden Utility
Holden Panel Van
Production 1958 to 1960
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door coupé utility
2-door panel van
Layout FR layout
Engine 2.2 L (132.5 cu in) I6
Transmission 3spd manual
Predecessor Holden FE
Successor Holden FB

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.

Model range[edit]

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 :[1]

  • 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.[2] The Utility now featured painted rather than chromed grille and headlight rims,[3] as did the Panel Van.[1]


All FC models were powered by a 132-cubic-inch (2.2 L) six-cylinder engine producing 72 brake horsepower (54 kW).[4] This engine was carried over from the FE series, although the camshaft was altered, the compression ratio was increased and torque was improved.[2]

Production and replacement[edit]

After a production run of 191,724 vehicles, the FC was replaced by the Holden FB series in January 1960.[2]


  1. ^ a b Holden FC sales brochures Retrieved from The Sixties Holden Archives on 30 April 2009
  2. ^ a b c Holden Heritage Retrieved from media.gm.com on 30 April 2009
  3. ^ Norm Darwin, The History of Holden since 1917, page 124
  4. ^ Holden FC technical specifications Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 30 April 2009

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