Australian Car Spotters Guide - 1958

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1960 Alfa Romeo 1900


The Ascort was an Australian automobile manufactured by Continental Coachwork of Sydney from 1958 to 1960. Basically a modified VW Beetle, the four-seater touring coupe featured a roomy, double-skinned body made out of fiberglass; it was remarkably well conceived and appointed. The 1·2-liter Beetle engine was modified using an Okrasa kit to produce 54bhp. The vehicle's total weight was 33% less than that of a standard sedan, which made for brisk acceleration. More than a dozen cars were built before the project collapsed.
1958 Holden FC Station Sedan

FC Holden

  Also see: Holden 48/215 to HR Car Reviews and FC Holden Specifications
The FC created a major milestone in the history of GM-H when on the 22nd of October 1958 it became the 500,000 Holden to be produced since the FX (48-215). It was also the first time Holden had produced more than 100,000 units in a year and its market share was over 50% with its nearest rival being just half this.
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