Up for sale is a AUTOart 1:18 Holden HJ Sandman Panel Van
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the 1:18 Scale Holden HJ Sandman Panel Van in the gorgeous Contessa Gold colour scheme, produced in a limited edition production run of 1044 pieces. This is our second HJ Sandman panel van release in 1:18 Scale, following the immensely popular Deauville Blue version which we released in 2012.
The Holden HJ Sandman was presented to the Australian public in October 1974 and featured some similarities to the recently released Monaro. Most notable was the design of the models very bold and straight front, which many casual observers felt suited the van far better than the Monaro.
The HJ was decked out with the same sports GTS styling that was seen on the previous HQ model including bucket seats, GTS steering wheel, sports instrumentation, GTS wheels, slotted front guards, and of course, the Sandman decals just behind the B Pillar and striping. Both the HQ and HJ Sandman models were marketed towards the younger generation, with summer, sun, sex and sand being the common theme and was wildly successful. The Sandman was certainly the beginning of a cultural change within Australian youth culture and motoring.
The Contessa Gold HJ Sandman faithfully replicates all the iconic features of its 1:1 counterpart. Featuring fully opening parts, highly detailed engine bay, interior, wheels, undercarriage and finishing, this is a model that any collector would be happy to own. Both the bonnet and rear tailgate hinging mechanisms are impressively crafted and the black HJ Sandman decals and stripes look exceptional against the gold metallic colour scheme.
As with our recent Sandman releases of late, included with this model will be a set of roof racks and surfboards as an optional display feature with the surfboards featuring custom black and gold striping to compliment the Contessa Gold exterior of the van. We expect this Sandman to be a popular follow up to the much adored Deauville Blue version so please place your order as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.