Nathan Kath's purple FB Holden is a sight to behold, one you can't soon forget

Photographers: Rick Welch

Nathan Kath talks to us about the history and the nitty gritty of his classic ’60 FB Holden.

This article was originally published in the June 2016 issue of Street Machine.

“This is my 1960 FB Special sedan. I purchased the car 15 years ago after my father found it sitting in a paddock just outside a small country town. Thirteen years later, after a ground-up restoration and numerous modifications, this was the end result!”

FB-HOLDEN-READER'S-CAR-OF-THE-WEEK-rear“It runs a Holden 331ci V8 with a 650 Demon carburettor, roller cam, and custom-made extractors courtesy of Fat Pipes in Queensland. Making it fire is an ICE distributor and two-step ignition system. Transmission is a Turbo 400 with a 4200rpm converter, finished off with a shortened nine-inch LSD running 4.11:1 gears. It has an HR Holden front end with HQ disc brakes.”

“Brett Curran of Curran’s Custom Paint & Panel took care of the bodywork and paint; the colour is Morpheus Metallic with pearl white. The interior is all original but re-trimmed in purple and white vinyl by Keith and Rob at R&R Upholstery.”

FB-HOLDEN-READER'S-CAR-OF-THE-WEEK-engine“Special thanks has to go to my good friend John Mears and his wife Merryl; John’s time, effort and support over the last three years of the build was much appreciated.”

“Thanks also to Johnno Mackay from BJM Machining; Jeff Graham from Profab Engineering; Grey Jensen from Jensen’s Autoelectrics; and to my parents for storing the car in their shed for many years. My dad’s many hours of work, dedication and passion for the car has been tremendous.”

FB-HOLDEN-READER'S-CAR-OF-THE-WEEK-interior“Finally to my beautiful fiancée Hailey, thank you for your patience and continuous support over the many years.”