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Mike Stevens | Mar, 27 2015 | 19 Comments

Holden has revived an Australian legend this week, announcing availability of two new special-edition ‘Sandman’ models.

Firstly, no; it’s not the panel-van that fans have dreamed of since Holden and Mambo teamed up on a VU-based Sandman concept back in 2000.

Of course, long-time fans will remember that the original Sandman models were not only based on the Kingswood panel-van body, but also the ute.

So it's no great break with tradition that Holden has looked to its modern Commodore range to introduce a new $2950 Sandman pack for SV6 and SSV versions of the Sportwagon and Ute.

(Holden devotees may not be so keen on a reappearance of the failed Superchicken styling exercise of the early '70s...)

The Sandman models were famous for their connection with surf culture, and these latest specials form part of Holden’s relationship with the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro surf competition.

Each model gets a flame-orange sticker pack inspired by the iconic graphics worn by many examples back in the 70s.

Orange contrast stitching features in the cabin, along with a unique Sandman build plate, dashboard graphic, foot mats and sunshades.

Bringing the specials even closer to the Sandman legend, Holden is also offering the option of an orange shag-pile rug in the rear of the Sportwagon, and orange sheep-skin seat inserts in both variants.

The Sandman specials will be launched in Torquay, Victoria, on April 4 as part of the ‘Holden Interactive Surf Live’ event.

The special packs will go on sale in June.

Feature breakdown:

SV6 and SSV Sportwagon

  • 20-inch gloss black wheels
  • Black fender vents
  • Black grille package
  • Black roof racks
  • Sandman decals
  • Sandman dashboard stitching
  • Sandman sunshades
  • Sandman floor mats
  • Unique Sandman build plate

SV6 and SSV Ute

  • 20-inch gloss black wheels
  • Black fender wheels
  • Black grille package
  • Black sports bar
  • Sandman decals
  • Sandman dashboard stitching
  • Sandman rear sunshade
  • Sandman foot mats

Optional Accessories

  • Orange rear shag pile cargo rug (Sportwagon only, $181.82 + GST)
  • Orange sheep skin seat inserts ($272.73 + GST)

Colours Available

  • Heron White
  • Nitrate Silver
  • Phantom Black

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