1961 Holden FB – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Fantastic finned Aussie classic: outstanding condition in very original specification

Holden’s FB arrived shortly before Ford’s breakout XK Falcon.

Design wise, the rear was a further evolution of the FC’s fins while the whole body was extended by 140mm and supported by heavier springs up front and widened rear leafs with upgraded brakes.

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The FB was a significant investment for Holden who developed the new model over three years.

Body styles included Standard and Special sedans and station wagons, as well as a ute and panel van.

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All cars were fitted with a 132ci inline-six from factory, coupled to either a three-speed manual or optional automatic.

This 1961 FB Holden presents in fantastic and faithful condition throughout.

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The exterior paint, chrome and embellishments look new, as does the interior, while the engine bay presents a little more honest to its age.

It’s a true finned aussie classic that looks to have been very well cared for and loved. As a bonus, the listing states that some "hard to find" spares will also be included in the sale.

It’s based in Victoria and is listed for $28,000 with seemingly little else to spend on.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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