It is commonly thought that GM Holden gained inspiration for the HQ-HJ stripes from the Pontiac Judge whatever the case the HQ and HJ striping were still a huge 'look at me' status on the roads at the time.
The Pontiac Judge
The HQ & HJ Sandman Stripes came in two types a black set and white, and the decal set included the following items;
B Pillar 'Sandman' logo
Lower tailgate block
These decals were fitted at the factory through the life of the HQ and HJ.
The Holden Sandman is more than just a car. It’s more than a unique piece of Australian motoring history. It’s an Australian icon. mySandman.com.au is more than just a website. It’s more than a source of historical and technical information. It’s a community built around an Australian icon.
1974 saw the launch of the HQ Sandman ute and panel van. It was a new take on vehicle marketing, turn the everyday commercial work vehicle into a sports styled weekender.