1955 FJ Holden Special sedan. Blue-grey body with red interior. Factory fitted options include rear wheel spats, turquoise plastic sun visor above the windscreen, turquoise plastic wind deflectors on the front quarter light windows, driver's side wing mirror, Venetian blind in rear window, headlight visors, chrome-plated scuff plates behind the door handles, mud flaps, and whitewall tyres. The rear tyres have a mud and snow tread pattern. Right hand drive. NSW Historic Vehicles Registration Number 22979-H.
Faye and Albert Neuss collection
The FJ Holden, 'Australia's Own Car', was released in 1953 and quickly became a 'dinky-di Australian icon'. Produced locally, it sold in large numbers and was the first car that many 'ordinary' Australians had ever owned. The FJ was essentially a revamped version of the earlier 48-215 (commonly known as the FX) model and came in Standard, Business, Special, Utility and Panel Van versions. This particular vehicle was purchased new in Queanbeyan and used to travel from Tharwa to Queanbeyan on a regular basis.
GM Holden Ltd
Metal - non specific, Glass, Rubber, Plastic - non specific, Textile - non specific, Petrol, Mineral oil