1957 Holden FE Ute
Photographed in August 2018 at Gosford Classic Cars, NSW, Australia
This old girl no doubt had a hard life before being out to pasture and restored to her former glory.
These Utility Vehicle (or Utes) usually started life as a trademan's or delivery vehicle, or if they were REALLY unlucky, a farm workhorse.
Fitted with the 138 cubic inch "Grey Motor" seen in all Holdens up to (and just beyond) this model, this one has been tarted up a bit with some period performance bits, such as extractors and a custom exhaust, and a set of widened steel wheels.
The gearbox is a three-speed manual, with column-mounted gearshift which was known as "three on the tree".
The FE and precursor FC was the first significant update from the very first Holden FX and FJ's, and had a wider body, longer wheelbase, 12 volt electrics and a host of other upgrades.