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1979 Holden HZ Sandman

How often do these Classics come up- and FULLY RESTORED!


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02/1979 Holden HZ Sandman Windowless Panelvan (built at Elizabeth, Adelaide Plant). The HZ series was the last model to produce the Sandman making it extremely rare and an excellent investment. Complete nut & bolt restoration carried out to the highest standard and presents like new.

Any inspection is welcome!

Currently a Perth car

Factory ordered with Firethorn Red paint and Buckskin smooth grain vinyl interior. Genuine numbers matching 308 5L V8 and M21 high performance 4 speed manual with rare optional 3.36 ratio LSD diff.

Provided with glove box/owners manual and Holden Historical Services confirmation detailing authenticity.



The final HZ Sandman, featured a choice of V8 engines only, along with a four-headlight grille and under bumper front spoiler. According to a GMH Price List dated 25 January 1979, a basic HZ Holden panel van was priced at A$6,076, with the Sandman option package an additional A$1,700. The further optional components also included 5.0-litre V8 engine and a limited slip differential. If a buyer selected every Sandman extra, the price would be more than 150% of the cost of the basic HZ model. By the end of 1979, the Sandman had largely lost its place in the contemporary Australian youth culture – order figures were down and many of the vehicles were now being sold with the stripes and tailgate logos deleted. The Sandman ute was phased out of production prior to the van, the last of which was manufactured around October 1979; later production Sandman vehicles were fitted with alloy wheels as standard equipment, the same as those seen on the HZ Statesman SL/E.

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Key Specifications
Model:HZ Sandman
Body Style:Pannel Van
Transmission:4 Speed M21
Engine:308 5.0 litre
Exterior Color:Spanish Red / Firethorn
Interior Color:Buckskin and Dark Buckskin
VIN Number:CHZ46401A
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