The Holden FC series is an automobile produced by Holden in Australia from 1958 to 1960. Introduced on 6 May 1958, the FC is a face-lifted and improved version of the Holden FE series, which it replaced. Although it is exclusively an Australian design, the styling is reminiscent of a scaled-down North American 1955 Chevrolet.

Model range

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

Changes

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]

Engine

All FC models were powered by a 132-cubic-inch (2.2 L) six-cylinder engine producing 72 bhp (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

After a production run of 191,724 vehicles, the FC was replaced by the Holden FB series in January 1960.[2] The FC was the first Holden to be regularly available in Indonesia.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Holden FC sales brochures Retrieved from The Sixties Holden Archives on 30 April 2009
  2. ^ a b c Holden Heritage Archived 24 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine 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
  5. ^ Alfan, Charis (27 September 2017). "Jejak Holden di Indonesia" [Holden's footprint in Indonesia]. Mobil Motor Lama. Archived from the original on 1 January 2018.

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