Our HOLDEN FB SEDAN is of course the iconic Holden.B The HOLDEN FB was an automobile produced by General Motors-Holden’s in Australia from 1960 to 1961. Introduced on 14 January 1960, the FB series replaced the Holden FC range. The FB range consisted of four-door sedans in two trim levels, five-door station wagons in two trim levels, a two-door coupe utility and a two-door panel van. The six models were marketed as follows: Holden Standard Sedan / Holden Standard Station Sedan / Holden Special Sedan / Holden Special Station Sedan / Holden Utility / Holden Panel Van. The Holden Business Sedan, which had been marketed as part of the FC range, was not carried over to the FB series.
The FB was promoted as being longer, lower, more spacious and more powerful than the FC model although in reality it was only slightly so on each count. Overall length was 5.5 inches (140 mm) greater whilst the wheelbase remained the same. The engine remained the same at 3″ the last model to have this bore, engine capacity remained at 132 cubic inches and the compression ratio was raised. However the resulting extra 4 brake horsepower (3.0 kW) of power did not compensate for the extra weight of the FB and performance was thus 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. Notably, the FB was the first Holden model to also be produced in left-hand drive form, these vehicles being destined for export markets. All FB models were powered by a 132 cubic inches (2,160 cc) inline six-cylinder engine, the last to have the 3″ bore size, producing 75 brake horsepower (56 kW).
After a production run of 147,747 vehicles, the FB was replaced by the Holden EK series in May 1961.
This plate has no embossed characters but has a pressed out embossed borderB and is made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like plates made to your own design, we can easily do this for you.B Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.B The key is good art, and we can do
ANY GRAPHIC! B B ANY DESIGN! B B ANY COLOUR!
Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that bpricing is subject to change without noticeb, so too are bdesigns subject to change without noticeb. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixiebs website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesnbt always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie.B We hope this is helpful and understandable.