1978 HOLDEN SANDMAN HZ for sale $120,000

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CALL **** *** 943 Show number
Title 1978 HOLDEN SANDMAN HZ
Make HOLDEN
Price AUD $120,000
Listing Type Used
Refcode DIY968468
Body Type Van
No. of Doors 2
No. of Cylinders 8cyl
Capacity - cc 308
Engine Power - kW 126
Fuel Type Premium Unleaded
Transmission Manual
No. of Gears 4
Drive Type RWD
Odometer 460,000
Roadworthy No RWC
Colour Panama Green

So, what exactly have I got here?

It is located in Kyabram Victoria, I have owned this vehicle since 1989, so 30 years. I purchased it from the original owner & it had done 105,000 kms at that time & was in superb condition.
It has been literally my daily drive for 30 years. It has now travelled 460,000 kms.

That should be enough to scare almost all potential buyers off!

However, this is no ordinary Sandman, & I am no ordinary car owner.

From the day I got it I knew exactly what it represented, & as such, it has been meticulously maintained mechanically & cosmetically to within an inch of its life - anal doesnt even come close to how I have cared for this vehicle!

To say that it is in pristine condition doesnt cut it, given the work its done it is entirely unbelievable that the odometer is showing that figure, but it is true, & it is every bit a totally usable example of possibly the most iconic 70s vehicle in probably the most sort after colour combination along with being an Aussie 4 Speed / V8.

Over the 30 years I have had it, it has been drooled over, photographed & generally been coveted by thousands of people who all couldnt believe that a Sandman this good was actually on the road!

It is highly likely that it will be one of these many people who have actually seen it that will step up to grab it - if you havent seen it you probably will be thinking No Way - To many kms & it cant possibly be that good - I understand that but if this looks like your dream car, I strongly suggest you have a firsthand inspection you will be blown away!

Genuine 1978 HZ Windowless Sandman Panel Van Aussie 4 Speed 5.0Ltr V8 Panama Green

Whats the history - Whats Original - Whats not - Whats the overall condition?

History:-

Purchased in 1989 in original & good condition from a Bikie in Williamstown Melbourne who had bought it new. It had around 100k on the odometer & was clearly in a condition that reflected that. Wasnt perfect but was damn good & original.

Has since been used on a consistent & daily basis & over time has been meticulously cared for, anything that needed attention got it immediately & no expense was spared in ensuring it has been not just maintained & protected, but as time elapsed anything that needed improving in terms of retaining its original condition was keenly & carefully done.
However, it has been constantly driven & as such now has just short of 460K on the Odometer. This fact is about the only thing that gives an obvious insight to its use as everything else points to an immaculate vehicle, as it is. It drives better than new.

Whats Original:-

The Panama Green Paint Colour is Original; it has had 3 full resprays in the time that I have owned it & a number of minor touch ups it has just had its 3rd Full respray & as such is pristine.

The Following items are all original as per how it was delivered new - that includes a number of options that were added at the time of purchase regardless of whether they were genuine GM options or 3rd party It was manufactured in the 3rd week of June 1978 at the GMH Elizabeth Plant in South Australia:-

- All Panels & Hardware (Bumpers etc) Obviously all has been repainted/chromed
- Full GTS Dash Steering Wheel - Console Seats Headlining Seat Belts - etc etc
- Aussie 4 speed gear box
- Power Steering
- Dragways
- All Badging Moon Roof Roof Rack - Side Skirts Rear Lense Bubble Covers
- Tow Ball
Whats not Original:-

- The Motor, Original 4.2ltr died & it was impossible to save it - So a Blue 5.0 ltr was sourced, rebuilt & fitted.
- The Battery & other ancillary items all replaced with original items were possible
- Sandman Graphics were matched off the original & subsequently been redone at each time of respraying (By me, I am a Signwriter) in the correct position & colours.
- The vehicle was Duel Fuel It has now been returned to petrol only.
- It has Extractors fitted
- It has had Electronic Ignition fitted
- It has Pump Up Rear Shockers
- It has 2 stage Alarm & Immobilizer system
- It has real time GPS Tracking (Concealed with Battery Back Up & Lifetime Tracking)
- It has Sheep Skin Seat Covers & has had from new.
- It has Custom Cabinets in the rear with Black Marine Carpet
- Led Strip Lighting to Rear Cabin
- LED Illuminated Rear Window & Graphics (This will be removed & the rear window Tinted at time of sale)
- It has had the Roof Lining professionally changed to Black from Tan to match the rear of the vehicle
- It has had Replacement Carpet installed to the front cabin as per original specs
- Tinted Windows
- It has a replacement Sound System
- It does not have A/C
- It does not have the under rear Spare Tyre retractable mechanism this was removed when it was transferred to Dual Fuel It could be sourced & refitted if desired by the new owner. However, if I was the new owner, the first thing I would do is return it to Dual Fuel as I would be using it every day & it absolutely Sings on Gas! New Owners choice though, it certainly roars on petrol!

- Whats the overall condition:-

Spectacular - It has no Rust to the Panel areas It is equally pristine inside. Many admirers have been astounded that I have never entered this vehicle in shows, but that has never been of any interest to me at all I have enjoyed driving it, maintaining it, & sharing the Sandman legacy with all & sundry on my far & wide travels.

For the 30 years I have had it, it has been fully Road Registered, some months ago I removed it from daily use & it is now Club Registered in Victoria.

This process allowed me to thoroughly assess any little issues that required attention & deal with them So it is currently in the absolute best condition it has ever been!

This is a truly remarkable Genuine Windowless Sandman - & it is for sale!

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