Holden 1953

FX – end of prod.
FJ – new model

Australia


100.000 Holden FX.

W maju wyprodukowano 100.000 Holdena. Australijski oddział General Motors uzyskał samodzielność w projektowaniu nowych modeli. Po wyprodukowaniu 120,4 tys. egzemplarzy, w październiku, FX-a zastąpiono zmodernizowanym modelem FJ. Będzie on oferowany w trzech wersjach: Standard, Business i Special Sedan.


In July the Holden Business Sedan, essentially a taxi version of the 48-215, was added to the range and the suspension was revised.
Production of both the utility and sedan continued with minor changes until 1953, when they were replaced by the face-lifted FJ model, introducing a third panel van body style.

 

Holden FX

wb: 103 in.
(2616 mm)
6 cyl. ohv
132.5 cu.in.
(2171 cc)
60 hp
Sedan  
Business Sedan  
Coupé Utility  

 

 

Holden FJ

wb: 103 in.
(2616 mm)
6 cyl. ohv
132.5 cu.in.
(2171 cc)
60 hp
 
Sedan Standard   – October
Sedan Business   – October
Sedan Special   – October
Coupé Utility   – October
Panel van   – December

 

The FJ is the first major change to the Holden since its 1948 introduction. A new horizontally slatted grille dominate the front-end of the FJ, which received various other trim and minor mechanical revisions. The FJ sedan, in Standard, Business and Special trim levels, and a Coupé utility were announced in October 1953 and were followed by a Panel van derivative in December.

Holden now gives you the choice of three sedans–the luxurious Special, the efficient Business model and the handsome Standard. Each model exemplifies the Holden policy of constant improvement ... with new styling of the radiator grille ... glamorous new interior appointments ... new streamlined tail lamp assembly. Even the hub caps have a new look. The Special and Standard have exciting new exterior colours with harmonious interiors and new trim colours. Beautiful new two-tone colour combinations are available on the Special, which is also distinguished by an attractive hood ornament, by gleaming stainless steel mouldings round the windows and the windshield, by a belt of stainless steel which encircles the car, by twin reflex markers set in ornamental chrome fins on the rear fenders and by large 5.90 - 15 tyres. In addition to these new styling highlights, there are new and important engineering changes quite apart from the 20 improvements and refinements progressively introduced on Holden since 1949. New engine features include new pistons with stiffened head, new torsional type piston compression rings for increased economy and longer life, new larger diameter cooling fan and new flexible radiator mounting for maximum radiator protection and life. There's a distinct advance in Holden's riding comfort and driving ease through re-designing of front and rear seating and the introduction of a new, ball-bearing type seat adjuster. Right down to the last detail, the three Holden models are fresh, sparkling, graceful ... they represent all that's best in modern car engineering and styling.


Coupé Utility


Holden FJ Panel Van