After a production run of 147,747 vehicles, the FB was discontinued in May 1961.
Introduced on 2 May 1961, the EK series is a facelifted version of the Holden FB. Changes are limited to a new grille and body side mouldings, revised interior trim, electric wipers, a new heater unit and the addition of a bonnet lock. The first automatic transmission is offered on a Holden. Marketed as the Hydra-Matic, it is a three-speed unit which is fully imported from the United States. It was offered on the Holden Special models. The carrying capacity of the Utility and Panel Van is increased from 8 cwt to 10 cwt by fitting upgraded springs.