Classic Car Catalogue

Holden 1961

FB – discontinued
EK – new model

Australia

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.

 

Holden FB

wb: 105 in. (2667mm) 6cyl.
138 cu in
(2,260 cc)
75 hp
Standard Sedan  
Special Sedan  
Standard Station Sedan  
Special Station Sedan  
Panel Van  
CoupĂ© Utility  

 


FB Special Sedan


FB Special Station Sedan

 

Holden EK

wb: 105 in. (2667mm) 6cyl.
138 cu in
(2,260 cc)
75 hp
Standard Sedan  
Special Sedan  
Standard Station Sedan  
Special Station Sedan  
Panel Van  
CoupĂ© Utility  

 


Holden EK Special Sedan


Holden EK Special Station Sedan


EK Special Station Sedan