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For Sale and Wanted => Cars Wanted => Topic started by: rio on July 04, 2020, 01:24:09 PM



Title: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 04, 2020, 01:24:09 PM
I have a budget of up to $15k.
Will that get me something decent ?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Pahs59 on July 04, 2020, 01:31:41 PM
Should get a half decent visor for that


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Pahs59 on July 04, 2020, 01:33:22 PM
Survivor I meant rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 04, 2020, 01:37:02 PM
 
Should get a half decent visor for that

Well that's encouraging.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 04, 2020, 01:38:25 PM
Survivor I meant rio

No worries  ;D


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 04, 2020, 11:07:01 PM
Do wanted  posts ever achieve a result ?
Over the years I have posted a few yet never got a car out of it.
Here's hoping this one is different.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: JB on July 05, 2020, 03:33:32 PM
Try the Facebook groups as well. Often see some in there


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 05, 2020, 05:14:45 PM
Thanks JB, I am looking everywhere.
They are either fully restored big dollar cars or rusted heaps for cheap.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 07, 2020, 06:55:51 PM
All quiet on the western front, Also south, east and north.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Fraze on July 08, 2020, 07:40:11 AM
Hang in there ! A few years ago I put a wanted ad on this forum and about 6 months later I had a reply which resulted in me buying the car I have now. Cheers, Fraze


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on July 08, 2020, 08:37:14 AM
Just be patient Rio ..be pro active,get the word out your in the market ,go to as many shows as possible and swap days social media,cause when the right car appears you will know it straight up ,when I bought mine he had a second car in the paddock not in the offering ,I paid his asking price and got the second car as well ,a rust bucket ,but what a wealth of spares ...Vern


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 08, 2020, 09:00:06 AM
Thanks Fraze & Vern, Yes i need to have the patience of a Saint these things take time.
All you Gents on here seem to have connections so if you see something or know someone please remember me.

Thanks
Rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 13, 2020, 06:08:56 PM
Does anyone live in the Campbelltown, southern highlands areas would love to see one in the flesh.
Have not seen a real one for years.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on July 13, 2020, 10:26:45 PM
Iím just near Penrith Rio.

Ric.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 14, 2020, 10:42:50 AM
Iím just near Penrith Rio.

Ric.
Not too far from me, is there any other Sydney based members ?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 16, 2020, 08:43:20 AM
Hi everyone if you spot something Don't forget me.
I have been searching everywhere but i have no connections like you gents have.
I enjoy looking at all your cars on this forum so many cool cars.
Enjoy your day everyone.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 23, 2020, 05:36:03 AM
Weekly update same as before a few fully restored beauties & a few needing full resto beyond my capabilities.
Decent survivor cars are hard to find, The search continues........


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 25, 2020, 10:55:12 PM
does anyone know this car https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stone-hut/cars-vans-utes/fe-panelvan/1253164417?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_VIP


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on July 26, 2020, 09:36:53 AM
does anyone know this car https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stone-hut/cars-vans-utes/fe-panelvan/1253164417?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_VIP
Iíll be passing through Stone Hut Monday week mid to late morning if you want me to take a look. Saw it advertised a couple of months ago.
Cheers
Clay


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 26, 2020, 09:44:32 AM
Thanks Clay if you could that would be great.

cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on July 29, 2020, 12:49:50 PM
I'm happy to look at it as long as you have a chat to the guy first.

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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 30, 2020, 05:34:10 AM
If I end up buying it how will I bring it over to Sydney, the major carriers won't take cars that don't drive & don't allow parts to be stored in the car.
I don't have a trailer or even a tow bar & no time to get it myself.
Anyone have any recommendations.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on July 30, 2020, 07:11:58 AM
Vendor may have an option


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on July 30, 2020, 07:39:20 AM
Gents,

I have contact with a private guy who is happy to carry parts etc etc.
great guy and has done a few jobs for me.

Call Duane on, 0417414419


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on July 30, 2020, 10:28:38 AM
I was just about to call him & the ad has vanished must of sold it.
Oh well back to the drawing board.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on July 30, 2020, 10:53:01 AM
Bum

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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 01, 2020, 09:46:43 AM
Another quiet week not much selling at all :(


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: fcwrangler on August 05, 2020, 08:39:07 PM
Hey mate, if you are still looking there is one S.A. Relisted??


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 06, 2020, 05:27:20 AM
Hey mate, if you are still looking there is one S.A. Relisted??
Nice car but out of my budget unfortunately.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on August 06, 2020, 07:54:01 AM
how did you see the FE in SA ,i dont see any images ..


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 06, 2020, 09:05:12 AM
how did you see the FE in SA ,i dont see any images ..
At the bottom of the first post there is a link to the images click on it.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on August 08, 2020, 12:24:42 AM
I was just about to call him & the ad has vanished must of sold it.
Oh well back to the drawing board.
He still has the car. Ad probably expired.

Read this ad from the same seller.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stone-hut/cars-vans-utes/wb-holden-ute/1254214254?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_source=com.apple.uikit.activity.copytopasteboard


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: JB on August 08, 2020, 10:45:28 AM
Wagon on gumtree


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 08, 2020, 10:50:48 AM
Wagon on gumtree
Have you got a link please.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 08, 2020, 10:53:29 AM
He still has the car. Ad probably expired.

Read this ad from the same seller.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stone-hut/cars-vans-utes/wb-holden-ute/1254214254?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=ios_VIP&utm_medium=social&utm_source=com.apple.uikit.activity.copytopasteboard


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 I called him today he will be home from Adelaide  on Sunday arvo, Are you still heading up that way?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on August 08, 2020, 11:46:57 AM
Last Monday it was. I will be heading that way again in the next two months but not sure when.


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 08, 2020, 02:21:47 PM
I will have to rely on the dreaded owner pics.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on August 09, 2020, 07:37:49 AM
Rio ..I picked up some parts from one of our Sydney members before this covid thing ,he said he was going to sell his FC special sedan ,I can ask him if still going to sell if you like ..Vern


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 09, 2020, 07:58:48 AM
Rio ..I picked up some parts from one of our Sydney members before this covid thing ,he said he was going to sell his FC special sedan ,I can ask him if still going to sell if you like ..Vern
Yes please Vern that would be great.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on August 12, 2020, 05:16:47 PM
I have a few pics of the FE van in SA but don't know how to upload.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on September 12, 2020, 05:13:32 PM
Monthly  update absolutely nothing in my price range :'(


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on September 12, 2020, 07:25:32 PM
$20k seems to be the baseline now as most drivers have had money spent on them to get them roadworthy. Anything cheaper generally needs work to be a driver, has substantial rust, or is an abandoned project.


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on September 12, 2020, 10:26:14 PM
$20k seems to be the baseline now as most drivers have had money spent on them to get them roadworthy. Anything cheaper generally needs work to be a driver, has substantial rust, or is an abandoned project.


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There are plenty of those around the $10k mark.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on September 13, 2020, 07:47:47 AM
Rio ..I guess you have to weigh up ,if you have the facilities and expertise to do a resto ,then there is the challenge of the project and the satisfaction of completion of something you have done yourself ,generally a lot of help and outsourcing ,or alternatively you buy a road going car and maintain it ..the dollars soon add up ..for what it is worth to help you, in round figures ,I paid $12k for my car road going ,spent around $20k on it , it is insured for $40k , NRMA would insure it up to $60k they want to inspect the car if I want to go over that..they suggested I cover it for the $40k after I sent them images ,so that is what value they are prepared to put on a FC Special Sedan in 2020 ..That is what I believe is a true " agreed value policy " ,most comprehensive policys just change on renewal and the policy holder doesn't agree to anything,they just refer to the " little red book " ie Glasses Guide ...to get there value ..Vern


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on September 13, 2020, 09:43:06 AM
My ute project I was lucky to get for $3k. Add to that $10k in receipts and three years of weekend, after work and holidays. Upholstery is the only thing Iíve farmed out and Iíve spent zero on the drive train and suspension.


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on September 15, 2020, 10:42:54 AM
Rio,
Vern is right.

At your price range and even at $20k, you may be just paying to inherit huge problems.

My 1 owner FC will be available when I finish doing what Iím doing to it.

Just jump in, drive and enjoy and put a car cover on it.
Ric.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on October 26, 2020, 07:03:59 PM
Hi all, there might be a FC wagon for me the owner is in Victoria.

Will be asking for plenty of pics, any areas I should ask for regarding rust.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: ardiesse on October 26, 2020, 08:51:55 PM
Front subframe: front tie member, "dumb-irons", front apron, inner and outer legs, diagonal legs.
Front guards: headlight peaks, top rear corners, bottom rear corners, front bumper mounts.
Bonnet: along the front.
Cowl vent gutters.
Windscreen and rear side glass flanges, under the rubber seals.
Roof, along the gutters.
Door bottoms, outside and in.
Sills, all the way along, inside and out, particularly where the front subframe bolts on.
No. 1 body crossmember, both sides, transmission tunnel hump.
Floors, all four of them.
B-pillars, at the bottom.
Rear dog-legs, inside of rear wheel arches.
Rear quarter panels, lower, inside and out.
Fuel tank and surrounds, spare wheel well.
Upper and lower tailgate.
Rear beaver panel (in front of rear bumper).
Box members near rear bumper brackets.

Take a good look at any thread in "Cars Under Construction".  The areas being rebuilt give a good indication of what rusts out.  In summary: Everything.

Rob


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on October 27, 2020, 05:44:16 AM
So basically if it is not glass or rubber it will rust out  :'(

Here's hoping it is a clean one with minimum rust.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 11, 2020, 06:45:40 AM
The FC wagon ended up another dead end as the owner changed his mind and decided to keep the car.

Willing to go higher $$$ for the right car.

Do original rust free examples exist.

I am really liking the wagons right now.

Cheers

rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: old-blu on November 11, 2020, 01:29:32 PM
Rio. Now that you have been looking for some time, you may now realise that registered cars in the condition you require, are very difficult to find. To purchase a vehicle suitable for restoration, the spend will be in the order of $10K. There will be rust issues, engine rebuild, re chroming, paint...... [the list goes on....&on!].    I assume you have decided on your budget for this project. It is more economical  to spend extra dollars on a fresh car, than restore a "project car". If you have another look @ my FE UTE for sale @ offers over $45K. you will see that all work has been carried out. That UTE cost me >$55K, The original purchase price was $8,500 [last Century].  It had been stored for 20 years. I realise that this price may be well over what you had in mind, however, I put it out there, that a rebuild & good restoration will cost you around $40K.  This assumes that you are not performing the paint & panel yourself.  If you are a fitter-welder, or panel beater & spray painter, or a very clever guy, then my best advice is to pay extra dollars rather than attempt to restore a rusty car or an unfinished project.  All the best in your quest. Regards, Kevin.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 11, 2020, 01:48:56 PM
Does anyone know this car, This is the sort of condition I am looking for https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mannum/cars-vans-utes/f-e-holden-special-1956/1254678789?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_VIP


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on November 11, 2020, 04:18:21 PM
Rio,
If my car interests you, it is now ready.
1 owner, original paint, original interior.
Ric.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 11, 2020, 04:48:22 PM
Do you have any pics & a price ?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on November 13, 2020, 09:00:05 AM
For some reason Rio, I canít post any images on here.

Please txt on 0409194725 & I will send some pics.
Alternatively you can email me on patrick.ryan@udtrucks.com.au


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 13, 2020, 11:42:56 AM
How about you put the $$$ you want for it  first & we go from there.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on November 13, 2020, 12:47:58 PM
Asking $32,000.00.

Bear in mind, fully original one owner with paperwork etc.

Running driving car, never been out of rego.

Look back in the posts, you will see all the pics a chap posted for me.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 13, 2020, 01:17:18 PM
Way out of my price range, You should put it up for sale & see how you go.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 13, 2020, 01:19:51 PM
OK update, I can go around $20k but prefer a wagon.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on November 13, 2020, 01:30:14 PM
Iím not advertising it at all, but would pass it onto anyone on the forum, needs to go to an FC lover.

Yes,
We would all love an FC survivor wagon for $20k  :o


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on November 14, 2020, 06:34:59 AM
Rio ..I posted on here ,on general board ,about a recent purchase I know of ,the price was $20K .Vern .


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 14, 2020, 07:25:58 AM
Rio ..I posted on here ,on general board ,about a recent purchase I know of ,the price was $20K .Vern .

That gives me some hope, that car sounds sweet, maybe one day I will be get first crack at something like that.

cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 23, 2020, 08:34:48 AM
Hello Gents can I send pics to someone to upload for me.
I am interested in buying this car & need a body expert to look over them for me.

Regards
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 23, 2020, 01:30:34 PM
I really need to do this today can someone please post some pics for me.
I need all of your your opinion on the  underneath of this car.
Please help me.

Thanks
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 23, 2020, 05:05:26 PM
Not to worry another one sold $15k quite nice and a wagon too.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: FireKraka on November 24, 2020, 10:16:42 AM
Hi RIO, please don't take this the wrong way but in my humble opinion you just need to jump in, take the chance and make the purchase mate; it seems like the more you wait to try to find the perfect car for your budget you have missed out on a couple of cars.
After 60 odd years mate it is almost impossible to find one that isn't going to need some love.

Good luck and I hope we hear that you have made a purchase soon.

Kindest Regards
Neil


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on November 25, 2020, 05:54:32 AM
Rio ..Did you attend the run/ photo shoot at Heartland Holden last Saturday at Penrith ..?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on November 25, 2020, 08:27:47 AM
Bugger.

I didnít even know that was on, that 10 minutes from my place.

How do we get to see what events are coming up?
Ric.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 25, 2020, 10:46:51 AM
Rio ..Did you attend the run/ photo shoot at Heartland Holden last Saturday at Penrith ..?

Had no idea it was on, was there any cars for sale there.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on November 25, 2020, 10:53:55 AM
Hi RIO, please don't take this the wrong way but in my humble opinion you just need to jump in, take the chance and make the purchase mate; it seems like the more you wait to try to find the perfect car for your budget you have missed out on a couple of cars.
After 60 odd years mate it is almost impossible to find one that isn't going to need some love.

Good luck and I hope we hear that you have made a purchase soon.

Kindest Regards
Neil


I just needed someone to upload the pics & for a few members on here to say that's not too bad etc.

I am not looking for perfection in my price range but I don't want to do a full on resto either.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: RET on November 25, 2020, 07:25:13 PM
Had no idea it was on, was there any cars for sale there.


Well, yes, if you're in the market for a Kia or an MG.  ;D

The club was there to take some photos under the Holden signage before it all disappears.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 02, 2020, 01:22:33 PM
Anyone live in Bundaberg, a wagon is for sale but owner does not know how to send pics.

 I Would appreciate it if someone local would take a look for me.

Cheers

rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 03, 2020, 08:13:28 PM
Anyone live in Bundaberg, a wagon is for sale but owner does not know how to send pics.

 I Would appreciate it if someone local would take a look for me.

Cheers

rio


Cancel that request car is  now sold.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Maco on December 03, 2020, 08:17:24 PM
Bugger.

I didnít even know that was on, that 10 minutes from my place.

How do we get to see what events are coming up?
Ric.

I think you need to be a member of the FE FC Holden Car Club of NSW to get messages about runs etc.
Cheers
John


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on December 04, 2020, 06:45:58 AM
Ok,
Thanks for the tip Marco.

I might take the FC to Heartland Holden tomorrow, 5 minute drive.
As you guys said, good photo opportunity.

Wonít be long, and they will all be gone.

I have also found out, that the Sutton family, will now be selling Fords.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 09, 2020, 11:50:30 AM
After all the action of a couple of weeks ago it has been surprisingly quiet in the market place lately.

The search continues, if you know of someone who is thinking of selling  for around $20k  please let me know.


Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on December 11, 2020, 08:33:39 AM
Hey rio,
Not fe fc but close and in your range.


Please view this ad:

1961 ek holden,
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/craigieburn/cars-vans-utes/1961-ek-holden/1263405089?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=android_VIP_sticky

Price: $20,000

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 https://tinyurl.com/n4b7djy

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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 11, 2020, 08:40:41 AM
Thanks, But I love the FC-FE shape too much to buy any other model.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 07, 2021, 05:39:28 AM
Still searching, any wagons out there ?  :'(


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on January 07, 2021, 07:27:14 AM
Rio .There are 2 FC special sedans coming up for auction Burns n Co on Sun 17th Jan ..give you current idea of the market ..Vern


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 13, 2021, 07:56:28 AM
Here is a nice one anyone live close by ...  https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/munruben/cars-vans-utes/holden-fe-1956/1265794959?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_VIP


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on January 13, 2021, 09:06:49 AM
Wont last long at that price by the looks.

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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 14, 2021, 08:19:40 AM
Can someone tell me if a QLD mod plate is any good in NSW.

Also can you get rego with just a chassis number in NSW if all other tags are missing.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: floyd58 on January 15, 2021, 09:55:57 AM
As far as I know coming to Qld if its registered with mods can be registered no worries but not sure the other way.I think they only go by chasis no. anyway.
I actually only live a couple of suburbs away from that car in Munruben and can have a look if you like.



Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 15, 2021, 10:20:50 AM
As far as I know coming to Qld if its registered with mods can be registered no worries but not sure the other way.I think they only go by chasis no. anyway.
I actually only live a couple of suburbs away from that car in Munruben and can have a look if you like.



That would be nice if you wouldn't mind, I hope your good at looking for rust. I really hate rust, Please take some pics for me.

Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on January 16, 2021, 07:49:37 AM
Rio ..registered road worthy vehicles with club plates can be driven interstate ..registration cannot be transferred interstate , nor can club plates be transferred from one vehicle to another in NSW ...chassis number ( now on paperwork as VIN ) is the one required for rego ..NOT production number on firewall plate ..but there are exceptions made where the inner guard has been replaced and no number exists ...which I take as a vehicle having a major collision in its life ..good luck Vern ..


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: FireKraka on January 16, 2021, 10:03:49 AM
Hi Rio
As far as I know you shouldn't have a problem, the car is on full rego and has a QLD modification plate (the blue one on the fire wall) which means it went through some sort of engineering inspection, you would need to make sure you had all associated paperwork and would probably need to have it inspected in your state but if it has been done properly this should be just a formality.
Neil


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: snuff69 on January 16, 2021, 01:49:27 PM
Cars with the QLD blue plate still need to be inspected by an engineer in NSW. Depends what the modification is I suppose, if it was something like fitting seatbelts you might be able to get a blue slip without engineering but if is an engine and gearbox change and the like it will need to be redone.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 19, 2021, 05:38:53 AM
What happened to Floyd, another one gone looks like it's not meant to be.
I will start looking at other old Holden models  also.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: FireKraka on January 19, 2021, 11:27:01 AM
Rio my FC Sedan is for sale but is a fairly modified V6 and I'm after a bit more than you have mentioned but would be negotiable if you were able to come up at all.

Regards
Neil


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 19, 2021, 11:38:51 AM
Rio my FC Sedan is for sale but is a fairly modified V6 and I'm after a bit more than you have mentioned but would be negotiable if you were able to come up at all.

Regards
Neil

After the Christmas credit card bill arrives I won't be able to budge at all for a while.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 29, 2021, 10:01:17 PM
Can you please close the thread not looking any more.

Thanks everyone for your time I wish you all good health & may your cars be trouble free.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 01, 2021, 08:58:33 PM
I am back lads, still looking. anyone in SA 5276 area.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 02, 2021, 09:54:49 PM
Have low 20s to spend, Anyone thinking of selling. Modified considered.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: FireKraka on December 03, 2021, 11:15:07 AM
There is a red FC for sale over here in WA asking $20K looks pretty good.
Have a look on Gumtree WA says it has a recon grey in it.
Neil


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 04, 2021, 12:40:46 PM
There is a red FC for sale over here in WA asking $20K looks pretty good.
Have a look on Gumtree WA says it has a recon grey in it.
Neil

Thanks Neil, Not bad a bit weary of the primer on door skins and jambs.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on December 04, 2021, 11:58:30 PM
Go bargain with this guy

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOLDEN-FE-SPECIAL-SEDAN-1958-RESTORED-CAR-READY-FOR-CRUISING-COLLECTOR-CAR-/275020965479?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=705-154756-20017-0


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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 05, 2021, 12:23:52 AM
Go bargain with this guy

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOLDEN-FE-SPECIAL-SEDAN-1958-RESTORED-CAR-READY-FOR-CRUISING-COLLECTOR-CAR-/275020965479?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=705-154756-20017-0


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Will let him stew for a while  ;)


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 13, 2021, 11:11:31 PM
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/strathalbyn/cars-vans-utes/collectable-classic-cars-59-holden-fc-business-sedan-army-staff-car-/1271378909?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_VIP

Anyone know this car ?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on December 14, 2021, 09:14:30 AM
Price seems reasonable. Market may be cooling. Not far from me. Don't know it.

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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Stewy on December 14, 2021, 01:23:31 PM
Has been in the SA club quite a few years, Ken restored it before that.
Not sure it is still at collectable classics, It belongs to Robin who is downsizing his collection.

Cheers Stewy    8)


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: mcl1959 on December 14, 2021, 10:38:32 PM
Send me a personal message and we can discuss the car. I built it to the stage where it is now.

Ken


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 15, 2021, 12:23:02 PM
Send me a personal message and we can discuss the car. I built it to the stage where it is now.

Ken

Message sent.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on December 21, 2021, 10:43:23 PM
All quiet on the western front, if you see one please let me know.

Merry Christmas everyone.

rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 01, 2022, 06:42:27 PM
Happy new year everyone, Anyone use their FC - FE as a daily driver ?
How many owners have multiple examples ?

Cheers

rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: ardiesse on January 01, 2022, 07:42:25 PM
First question: Yes.
Second question: Yes.  But the second one's in pieces.

Rob


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Not Happy Jan on January 02, 2022, 11:55:42 AM
Used to use mine as a daily drive up till about 3 years ago.
Got 3.
FC wagon.
FC standard
FE Ute


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 05, 2022, 01:04:14 PM
Used to use mine as a daily drive up till about 3 years ago.
Got 3.
FC wagon.
FC standard
FE Ute

Well surely you are happy now Jan  ;D  I would be owning 3 of these beauties.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: ipg on January 05, 2022, 03:56:53 PM
except you kept finding reasons not to buy one?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 05, 2022, 05:15:04 PM
except you kept finding reasons not to buy one?


It's hard when you are on a budget and rely on strangers to inspect a car interstate for you.

Sydney must be the worst place for a decent priced car.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: ipg on January 05, 2022, 05:35:48 PM
what was wrong with Ken's old car?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 05, 2022, 05:42:39 PM
what was wrong with Ken's old car?

Are you talking about the army car ?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: ipg on January 05, 2022, 05:57:15 PM
how many of them are there going around?


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 05, 2022, 06:39:58 PM
how many of them are there going around?

I don't now Ken personally, I presume he has restored more than 1 FC - FE.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 20, 2022, 01:24:12 PM
I have been looking on facebook, people showing their cars recently bought but have never seen advertised for sale.
It is like an inner circle you have to know certain people to get first shot at buying a car.
Is this how it is or am i dreaming ?


rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Errol62 on January 20, 2022, 07:09:30 PM
FE van at Stone Hut SA you were looking at last time was back on Facebook recently. It is a project but good body with lots of spares.

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Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 20, 2022, 08:20:42 PM
FE van at Stone Hut SA you were looking at last time was back on Facebook recently. It is a project but good body with lots of spares.

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The only problem is my body is no good, Don't think I could handle a full on project. Just want a survivor I can drive and fix things along the way.
Thanks anyway.

rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: ipg on January 20, 2022, 09:23:09 PM
join a car club, donate a large sum to the club, the exco might let you know of a barn find.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: mcl1959 on January 21, 2022, 09:13:52 AM
There is some truth in that statement, not the bit about donating a huge some of money lol, but a lot of cars do get offered to car clubs at good prices. Most cars I have owned were bought through being offered to the FE FC club of VIC.
Elderly people especially donít want to advertise on line, but prefer to contact a car club.
Call it a perk of volunteering to work at running a car club, or putting yourself in the right place at the right time.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: old-blu on January 21, 2022, 09:33:11 AM
 Could not agree more with that,  All the cars I have restored over 35+  years have "found me", usually via the Club or by "word of mouth". If you are after an everyday driver, then pay the going price & get on with it.  Kevin.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: my8thholden on January 22, 2022, 09:37:16 AM
I agree with you Kevin ..make a decision ,spend the bucks and get on with it ...I have a friend who was a real estate agent , he brought  deals to himself , with wanted adds in the Land newspaper like " wanted  , big chunk of dirt "  amazing what came to him ... Vern .


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: slim on January 22, 2022, 06:42:21 PM
tHERE still out there , ya just gota look harder.  And keep bugging people to remind them your looking , Go to car shows , swap meets , garage sales. Eventually youll strike gold !!


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: rio on January 22, 2022, 10:42:21 PM
Well I thought with all you fine fellows inside knowledge you would have one lined up for me.
I will keep searching something is bound to pop up. If you know of one for sale let me know.


Cheers
rio


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: FireKraka on January 23, 2022, 11:10:05 AM
I think you are looking for a unicorn mate, these cars are over 60 years old and you are not going to find one in perfect condition for the money you are talking, there's been plenty in your price range that you have been told about that would have made great daily drivers.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: Patrick_R on January 25, 2022, 08:17:26 AM
To answer your original post question.

No, you wonít find anything (that you think is good enough) with the money you have budgeted.

Many cars have been offered to you (including mine which was a near perfect survivor and local) but you havenít even been to look at what your money can buy.
Even though mine was local to you, you still never looked at what some extra dollars could buy.

Iíve even offered to inspect cars for you.

As FireKraca correctly states, you are looking for something that doesnít exist, but you keep wining on to everyone that it does and that itís our responsibility to find something for you.

Get real with the dollars, get out there, travel put in some hard yards and you will surely find something.


Title: Re: Wanted FC-FE survivor
Post by: old-blu on January 25, 2022, 11:26:25 AM
 I think it is fair to say that this  thread has become exhausted. It is becoming frustrating for those who have been trying to assist. Why not just get out & find "the car of your dreams" &  let us know if & when you find something. Finish this, before things become any more "heated", than @ present.  Let it go!  Kevin.