Rated Number (10)
Classic Holden Cars TOP TEN.
An improved version of the FE, with refinements to the engine, suspension and other components, which resulted in better driveability, smoothness and lower noise levels. A variety of changes to exterior trim and ornamentation included H-O-L-D-E-N letters across the bonnet front edge, diecast chrome fins on rear guards, additional chromework on Special side panels.
The drivers seating position was improved and the new steering wheel with a half horn ring (instead of the FE’s full ring) made for better visibility of the instruments. GM-H didn’t stop there, and added extra “hooding” around the instruments to help cut down on distracting reflections.
1958 – 1960
Engine: 6 cyl.
Capacity: 2262 cc
Power: 53 kW
Transmission: 3 spd. man
Base price when new: £1,110 ($2,220).
(included 500,000th Holden and 10,000th export Holden).