Holden HZ Sandman + Mitsubishi Evo VI + Chrysler Valiant VK - Phil's Picks 413

By: Phil Walker

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Uncle Phil's top picks this week from the Unique Cars classifieds

1979 Holden HZ Sandman ute


We have all seen a Sandman panel van with that terrible sticker saying: When its rockin’ don’t come knockin’. Right?

Well when was the last time you saw a Sandman ute?

This HZ is a beauty, listed for sale as a genuine 5.0 litre, 4-speed manual car. It is great to see one with the rarer Saddle tan paint scheme, which really sets it apart.
Under the bonnet the Sandman shows that someone has made their best attempts to restore it to factory specs still housing the original air cleaner and valve covers in the correct colour scheme which is great to see.

Inside you’ll find a GTS dash and steering wheel and contrasting beige vinyl seats.

With some minor pieces visibly missing inside hopefully the owner has the last pieces to complete this striking ute.

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1999 Mitsubishi Evo VI


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Mitsubishi really hit the mark with its Evo model lineup and produced cars that were highly desirable and envied.

The unusual thing is that the number of Evos you see nowadays are slim. With most prone to modifications from the ‘Fast & Furious’ crowd, seeing this Evo IV in stock condition is a pleasant change.

With only 124,733kms on the clock, it appears to be in excellent condition. Already equipped with OZ racing wheels, Brembos and a Recaro equipped cabin, why would you modify it?

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1976 Chrysler Valiant VK


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It's not too often that I get excited about a VK Valiant but this particular example is an exception to the rule.

The owner of this car should be congratulated for an outstanding job restoring it back to its original condition.

With fresh Harvest Yellow paint, new chrome and spectacular tan trim, colour combos don’t get any better than this.

With the 215 six and 3-speed manual it apparently runs and drives well. Shame I couldn’t get to see the engine bay!

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1949 Mercedes-Benz 170S


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Mercedes-Benz has developed a legacy that regards the brand as prestige motoring product. Can you imagine owning this 170S back in the day? If only cars talked!

Promoted as a car for company directors, this black example is said to be beautifully presented, with what appears to be an immaculate cabin with excellent timberwork, upholstery, chrome and paintwork. You would definitely struggle to source another car and fund a restoration to this level.

With a four-cylinder engine and manual gearbox it is said to be a pleasure to drive. Going by the badges of honour on the grille, it’s coming from an enthusiast home, always a good sign.

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