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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Car of the Week-Last Century?

Below is a pic of the first car that we owned as a family .
It was commononly known as a Holden FX.
The model was replaced by the Holden FJ that became an iconic Australian Car.
When my Dad first bought this car it was a navy blue colour.
Dad was a clever handyman so he repainted it as a two tone blue and white car and then to a two tone pink and white.
He was always  ahead of his time.
No one else had a Holden like this at the time.
It got sold many years later after sitting in my parents back yard for  a few years for about $50.
I had my first driving lessons in this car.
They were very roomy and comfortable.
The pics below were taken on a holdiday to Queensland that my parents took in 1960..
They had a crash on the way home..
Below is wiki link about this model.

These shots were scanned from original  Kodachrome transparencies on an Epson Perfection v700 scanner.
Pics taken on Kodak Retina 35mm camera by Glen Thompson

In front of one of the Glasshouse Mountains  QLD.
Dad fixed this later. He was very versatile even though an Accountant by Profession

somewhere on the East Coast of Australia  1960

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