Holden revives Sandman for 2015

2015 Holden Sandman Ute

Holden has revived the iconic Sandman nameplate 40 years after the legendary original made its debut in 1974.

However, unlike the original panel van Sandman, the 2015 Sandman Special Edition is based on the VF Commodore SV6 and V8 SS-V, and is available as a Ute or Sportwagon. Holden said the cost to develop a panel van Sandman is prohibitively expensive at this stage of the Commodore’s life.

2015 Holden Sandman Wagon rear quarter

Hence, as a nod to its predecessor, the new model will be offered with the instantly recognisable surf livery and the groovy, orange shagpile floor rug as options.

Holden’s Executive Director of Sales, Peter Keley, said the opportunity to revive the legendary Sandman was too exciting to resist.

“The Holden Sandman has been synonymous with the great Australian surf safari for decades and perfectly reflects our country’s laid back, yet adventurous attitude to life.  When the opportunity came to revive Sandman, we jumped at it,” Mr Keley said.

“The reborn Sandman is a statement and reflection of the Australian way of life. Most importantly, it’s about having fun.”

HJ Holden Sandman

Originally launched in a time when cassette players were all the rage and Alvin Stardust topped the charts, the Sandman personifies Australian culture with its unique styling and adventurous attitude.

The 2015 Sandman will go on sale in June and costs $2,950 more than the SS-V and SV6 models. It features:

SV6 and SSV Sportwagon

  • 20” 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” gloss black wheels
  • Black fender vents
  • 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)
  • Orange sheep skin seat inserts

Colours Available

  • Heron White
  • Nitrate Silver
  • Phantom Black


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