Released in July of '76 the HX Sandman had all the features
of the previous model with the major refinement being
the steering column mounted windscreen wiper/light dipper
switch, however its detoxed engine combinations were
a problem as in the Monaro.
Most of these engines have been modified by now and should
not deter any one from making a purchase of a HX/Z (particularly the rapidly appreciating Sandman's).
new side stipes, full width tailgate Sandman decals, improved
external rear vision mirrors made for a much sportier
appearance and would not change to the end of the Sandman