1956 Holden FJ Ute
ID# 7429
1956 Holden FJ Ute Built in January 1956 at Pagewood GMH Plant Sydney

Genuine 68,000 Miles - Before full restoration

Original Grey motor, Gear box and Diff with matching numbers, All Totally rebuilt

Paint: GMH Surf Green.

Starter Motor and Generator reconditioned to new.

New front and rear shocks fitted.

New front end and sway bar.

Rear leaf springs restored with all new rubber bushes and Eye bolts.

New complete exhaust system and muffler.

New Radiator fitted with NOS GMH Radiator Cap.

Engine head valves replaced when rebuilt to run on ULP petrol.

All brake / fuel lines replaced with new lines.

NOS GMH Fuel Cap.

New chrome and zinc plating

New interior fitted - Original Seat re sprung and covered, Head lining, Door trims, kick boards, Parcel shelf.

New rear tonneau cover.

NOS Speedometer Cable, Bonnet Cable, Handbrake Cable.

Original perfect color speedometer, Fuel, temp gauges fitted with optional oil and temp gauges in accessory gauge holders.

NOS GMH Choke Assembly, Headlight Switch and knob, Gear knob.

NOS GMH Window winder door handles with ivory knobs and inner door handles.

NOS outer door handles.

NOS Nasco door pulls.

All new window, door, body Rubbers fitted and new floor mat.

Master cylinder rebuilt and wheel cylinders stainless steel lined.

Original Floor pan with no rust.

Original inner and outer sills with no rust.

Original Ignition Keys and spares.

Original 6 Volt, new vintage wiring loom and harness and all other wiring cables.

NOS GMH Headlight switch assembly.

Genuine Original GMH 6 volt Battery supplyed with Ute, and brand new 6 volt battery now fitted.

New vintage wiring Battery cables.

Full history and Restoration

Approximately 5 Miles traveled since being fully restored.

GMH Tool Kit / Jack and Handle and some rare specialty Tools.

Owners Manual sales brochure.

Genuine Nasco Accessories Fitted.

Lion Door handle scratch plates.

NOS Horn ring and GMH horn button.

Glove box Nos Jewell.

Steering lock with NOS Nasco padlock.

NOS Nasco side mirror.

Green period NOS Quarter vent wind deflectors.

No seat belts have ever been fitted.

Indicators are fitted with brackets only, and not screwed into the body.

Many NOS GMH parts used - No reproduction parts.

Original New Syeo Lion Mascot only 400 made.

Rear Venetian blind fitted ( reproduction ).

Original set of FJ Rims widened with new tires fitted on the Ute, But comes with its four original standard size rims / tires

Five Stainless Steel FJ hubcaps Polished to chrome finish, NEW Perfect condition no dents or defects.

The Front original windscreens are also included with the Ute. ( New laminated front screens were fitted as required for road worthy )

R* = 1956 Year of Production.


S* = first quarter of production January 1956.

Engine Number: 259700 is the original grey motor fitted at GMH with Date code A186 cast on the side of the block.

A = January

18 = 18th Day of January

6 = 1956 Year

Gearbox Stamped: 260257 and Date code M195

M = December

19 = 19th Day

5 = 1955 Year

The first FE engine number started with prefix L, It was LZ83373 and the first FE engine used in an FJ Ute or FJ van was on June the 30th 1956, They were stamped with the prefix U in order to distinguish them from the engines being installed into the first FE sedans.

FJ Engine numbers from June 30th 1956 started with U283384 to November 30th 1956 when the last FJ ute rolled off the production line.

GMH Pagewood Plant appeared to have used type 3 and 4 body Identification tags from December 1955.

Trim 535 =Blue Green PVC 2106

Paint 253-17290 Surf Green.

Make: HoldenModel: Other
Year: 1956Mileage: 6
Transmission: ManualDrivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type: Petrol - UnleadedAir Conditioning: No

Asking Price: U$85,200
Secure Handover: U$170
Transport to terminal: U$192
Preparation/Quarantine: U$156
Packing/Customs/Shipping: U$2,379
Unpacking: U$564
Broker: U$242
Duty/Government Fees: U$3,503
Sub Total: U$92,406
Local Port Costs
Tacoma, Washington Fees: U$352
Petersburg, Virginia Fees: U$516
Price range: U$92,758 - U$94,865
Additional Services
Inspection: U$277
Marine Insurance: U$1666



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