Meet a wild custom Holden FB made out of 5 different cars
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When I say 'Holden, with Nissan influence', you'll most likely look back to the '80s and that time that Holden fitted its VL Commodore with Nissan's iconic RB30 inline six.
But, now alongside the boxy VL you'll probably also remember this curvaceous thing — a golden FB concept coupe that will either have you drooling on your keyboard or shouting 'blasphemy' from the rooftops.
And it's called the Tail Spin.
Holden faithful will witness this golden wonder and see that it doesn't necessarily look like any Holden FB they've ever seen before. Arriving in 1960, it replaced the Holden FC and furthered the Aussie manufacturer's reputation for family motoring.
But, the only two-door variants were the utes and panel-vans.
Each of the original models came with a 2.3-litre six-cylinder engine capable of developing a humble 56kW. None were fitted with a V8.
Yet, this FB comes with just two doors, and with a thumping (relatively) modern 5.0-litre V8 under its bonnet. And that's just the start.
Kylie and Adam — a husband and wife combination from Kambah near Australia's capital city of Canberra — were inspired to take on their Tail Spin build by the wild flight-of-fantasy 'artist impression' designs that feature monthly in Aussie tuning publication Street Machine.
This led them to embark on a challenging 'front to back' design, which sees the front of their unique FB adopt the same look as the back. It meant that two Holden FB rear ends were required; seamlessly blended together to create one of the most unique Holdens in Australia with a nose dripping in chrome-laden '60s styling.
And still the weirdness continues. The 'interesting' body panels were made possible by use of a new donor vehicle platform, which in this case came in the form of a Nissan R33 Skyline. Yes, another Holden-Nissan hybrid ... though this time slightly more complicated than chucking an RB engine in a VL Commodore.
So, for those keeping count. Two FB Holdens were used as donors for the front and rear, and a Nissan Skyline was used as a mechanical foundation with which to build upon. That's three cars.
The fourth car that contributed to this four-wheeled team effort was a wrecked VN Commodore that surrendered its HEC 5000i engine. The fifth and final car to contribute to the gumbo was a VS Commodore, which supplied its disc brakes.
And all of this is complemented by a t700 gearbox, limited-slip differential, a set of oh-so-Australian 18-inch Velocity chrome shoes.
The points touched on above are by no means an extensive list of what Kylie and Adam have changed on this FB. You can check out more — including its supremely clean interior, engine bay, and more — in the original clip above from the crew at Inside Garage.