Released in October 1974, the HJ Sandman followed the
lead of the Monaro with the bold blunt front that somehow
seemed to suit the van better than the sedan.
Once again the Sandman was tricked up with all the GTS
options and came equipped with the same decals as the
Holden's plans for the Monaro Coupe were made
obvious when the Sandman recieved more attention than
its two door cousin.
Marketing unashamedly directly to
the 'sand, sex and surf' generation, the Sandman was sought
after and another Holden legend was now born.
Some of the marketing ploys were very 'risque' for
the times and many of the adds would have todays "Civil Libertarians"
up in arms but they did prove that Sex Sells.