Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Engine Number: B124639
Build Date: 1960
Odometer Reading: 76759 Miles Showing
Genuine matching number car in
original condition throughout other than a respray on front drivers side guard.
Believed to be original miles and hard to disagree.
A true survivor, in very good original condition, rust free and runs and drives well.
Part of the Charlie McCarron, Canowindra Motors collection our company sold in 2016.
Where do you find em like this? These cars are only original once.
The FB was promoted as being longer, lower, more spacious and more powerful than the FC model, but in reality it was only slightly so on each count. Overall length was 5.5 inches (140 mm) greater, although the wheelbase remained the same. The engine bore was still 3 inches (76 mm), the last model with that specification. Engine capacity remained at 132 cubic inches (2.16 L) but the compression ratio was raised. However, the resulting extra 4 brake horsepower (3 kW) of power did not compensate for the greater weight of the FB, so performance was inferior to that of its predecessor. Changes were also made to the brakes, front coil springs, air cleaner and clutch.
Obvious styling differences were the lower bonnet, finned rear mudguards with new taillights (on the sedans and wagons only) and a wrap-around windscreen. Seating was improved, as was the instrument panel.
After a production run of 147,747 vehicles, the FB was replaced by the Holden EK series in May 1961
To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval.