Quick Sandman ID guide
Do yo have trouble working out if that classic HQ-HZ classic is a genuine Sandman or not? We've developed an easy to follow guide that will give you a great start to finding that elusive genuine Holden Sandman.
Click on the link below to download the Sandman Quick ID Guide PDF. We recommend you make a couple copies and keep them in your glovebox.
Don't forget to join the mySandman forums and find more useful information about the Sandman.
Holden Sandman Brochures
Over 6 years of production Holden followed or some would say lead the trend in promotional material, and throughout the entire life of the Sandman from 1974 Holden excelled in producing vibrant and colourful brochures that captured the imagination of its customers from the surf and freedom themes to outdoor recreation.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Annual Picnic at Hanging Rock in Victoria is an event not to be missed. What started out as a small 'club event' run by The Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club, has now become the largest single day classic motoring event in Victoria and attracts more than 3000 display entrants and many more spectators and the 26th running of the event has been the largest to date.
Sandman Trim Interior
There are a number of good resources on the web showing various Holden interior trim, none better than Mr. Jones' database detailing most if not all the trim from HQ to WB. In no small part I want to thank Mr. Jones for assisting in compiling this small snippet of Holden Sandman Trim Codes but before we get into the different colours let's look at some of the interesting background to the Trim Code.
Of Myth and Legends
Stepping back into Sandman history
On a recent visit through the Holden archives we were given access to some sensational material on the history and development of the Holden Sandman.
Engine Dates & Codes
If you’re planning to buy a classic car, it’s worth spending time on research first. Understanding the history and specifications of the car you’re buying will potentially help you avoid buying a sub-standard vehicle, or worse, not getting what you think you’re paying for!
A Clockwork Orange
Ian had dreamed of restoring an old Holden for years, with his passion for cars starting when he was quite young. “I remember sliding around the rear floor of my parent’s Escort panel van with my sister” says Ian with a smile. Learning to drive in his folks’ 1970 HT Monaro triggered his love affair with Holden vehicles, his first car was a V8 HQ soon followed by a yellow SLRTorana.
New Look mySandman
Below is a collection of original Holden Sandman brochures and advertising material.
Over the 6 years of production Holden followed or some would say lead the trend in promotional material, and throughout the entire life of the Sandman from 1974 Holden excelled in producing vibrant and colourful brochures that captured the imagination of its customers from the surf and freedom themes to outdoor recreation.