They were Rambler lights. It was black and red with every extra.
The panel shop foreman was a metalwork wiz and the old man never let a bit of publicity slip past. GM got a bit miffed when they saw them and made some comment on "Hot rodding" but it was a bit of a master stroke. It created so much comment made worse by the mechanics who used it to pick up parts etc starting the rumour it was the next model Holden shape undergoing trial.
Because we were into motor sport and go karting it went everywhere there were motoring enthusiasts who sat up and paid attention. The rumour spread so far that photos started to appear in motoring magazines with "New Holden shape spotted" type captions. Having the Holden Dealer signage only gave the rumour more credibility.
It must have worked because in the box of photos is one of dad receiving GMH Australian Country Dealer of the Year award.
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I picked 58 Rambler first off. When I was an apprentice at A Pendlebury & Co, Parramatta, my boss bought a new Hudson Rambler in ‘58.
Really smart looking FB ute, love the spinner full wheel trims and mouldings from the special sedan.