1958 FC Holden station sedan - Reader Ride

By: Guy Allen - Words & Photos

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Lynn Pitcher's FC Holden has been in the family since new

Lynn Pitcher's FC Holden

My grandparents bought it new as a wedding present for my parents. It was the family car until Dad bought a new HQ in 1972. In 1980 the police put a canary on it (unroadworthy) and he put it in the shed. It was going to be fixed one day, but it got buried.

We pulled it out after he passed away. It’s very complete and original and has a lot of family memories tied to it.

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It was funny, the first thing we checked when we got it out of the shed was the ashtray in the back. Sure it enough, it was full of old lollie wrappers. That was the only thing we were allowed eat in the car, and we didn’t get lollies that often, so it was a big thing at the time.

It always happened when we were on the long drive over the Otways to the holiday house in Apollo Bay (Vic). We went away in this car every school holidays. It was around in our go-karting days, when this towed the caravan and the Hillman towed the go-karts. Then Dad moved on to flying gliders, so by then this car still towed the caravan while the new HQ pulled the glider.

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There was one time when bushfires threatened us, so my Mum was in a situation where she was teaching my 12-year-old sister to drive the automatic HQ with the glider on the back, and Mum would take the FC. We were going, that was it!

Ed’s note: when we spoke the family, they planned to revive the old FC.

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Valuation guide: A recent sale saw a restored example sell for $32,500.

 

From Unique Cars #442, July 2020

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