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END OF AN ERA: Greg Wakefield with his spectacular 1959 FC Holden Special. Like many he was upset that Holden has now gone from the Australian motoring landscape. Take a look back at Holden's history, see Motoring on pages 23-26.
END OF AN ERA: Greg Wakefield with his spectacular 1959 FC Holden Special. Like many he was upset that Holden has now gone from the Australian motoring landscape. Take a look back at Holden's history, see Motoring on pages 23-26. Chris Lees

GREG Wakefield admits he was a bit upset knowing no more Holdens will be built in Australia.

The Gladstone car enthusiast said it was an end of an era and felt strange knowing the iconic car would be gone from the Australian landscape.

The final Holden rolled off the factory floor yesterday.

Mr Wakefield has always been a Holden man and he owns a 1959 FC Holden Special, which he bought for $5000. However, since buying it about five years ago he's spent about $80,000 on it.

But Mr Wakefield says it is money well spent.

Unfortunately he has not had much of a chance to drive it yet after having the amazing piece of history restored. Some of the work has been done at Gladstone Fleet Maintenance.

"But I know that it goes like a bullet," he said.

Thankfully, the FC Holden will not be sitting in a shed.

Mr Wakefield hopes to bring it out least two or three times a week, and head down to places like Bundaberg for a cruise.

The car has been stripped all the way back to its original chassis and because of its age many of the parts had to be custom made.

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