1977 Holden HZ – Today’s Aussie Classic Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1977 Holden HZ 1977 Holden HZ

Nothing like a Sandman!

The Holden HZ is a large-sized family car that was first released in October 1977 and stayed in production until April 1980.

Replacing the outgoing HX, the HZ brought with it only minor cosmetic changes over its predecessor.

However, big changes were made to in terms of suspension, as the HZ benefitted from the introduction of Radial Tuned Suspension.

This was said to vastly improve the handling of the HZ compared not just to its predecessor, but contemporary competitors in the market from the likes of Ford and even BMW.

Customers could have their HZ in a number of different body styles that comprised a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute, two-door panel van and a two-door cab chassis.

Power came from a either a 3.3lt inline six-cylinder or a 4.2lt or 5.0lt V8, and these donks sent power to the HZs rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular HZ is an iconic Sandman panel van and, according to the seller, the vehicle has been recently reconditioned.

The seller adds that the Sandman has had the same owner for the last 15 years and, judging from the photos, the vehicle appears to be in good condition.

The Sandman is $55,000 and anyone interested in this classic Aussie automobile can view the full listing here

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