1956 Holden FE Ute – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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An affordable Aussie icon, nothing left to be done

The FE Holden was first introduced in 1956, and was the first radical redesign of the Australian-made Holden. It was built on a longer wheelbase than the FX, which had largely carried the same since the original 48-215.

The new FE featured a single piece windscreen, improved steering, front stabiliser bar, and wider wheels as well as a 12-volt electrical system replacing the old 6-volt system.

The 2.2lt inline-six featured bigger valves and an increased compression of 6.8:1, resulting in a modest power increase from 45kW to 53kW. Like its predecessor, the FE’s sole transmission option was a column-mounted three-speed manual.

This 1956 FE Ute has reportedly been restored to original condition.

The body is said to be perfect, with no rust or dents. The car has been resprayed in factory Powder Blue with 2-pac paint.

Inside, the interior is cited as immaculate, with all accessories in working order and comes with spare tyre and wheel jack.

The car certainly presents well in photos, and if it’s as good as it sounds, it could be a great cruiser with a bit of Australian history.

The car is in running condition according to the seller, and price is negotiable. It looks to be a thorough restoration, and would make a perfect Sunday driver without needing a spend a dollar more on it.

The car is listed at $35,000 and is based in Mildura, Victoria.

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