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Holden in­tro­duced the Sand­man in 1974 as a panel van and ute, and it ran through to 1977. Though its pro­duc­tion life was rel­a­tively short, it has be­come a cult icon in Australia and New Zealand. The name is set to make a come­back, with Holden re­leas­ing the Sand­man for 2015 — kind of. The 2015 Sand­man Spe­cial Edi­tion is to be based off ei­ther the cur­rent VF Sport­wagon or VF ute, in SV6 or SSV trim. It fea­tures blacked- out ac­cents and wheels, with dis­tinc­tive Sand­man stripes and badg­ing. In a ’70s retro touch, or­ange sheep­skin seat in­serts and an or­ange shag­pile rug are op­tional ex­tras. The 2015 Sand­man Spe­cial Edi­tion will re­tail at a $2950 pre­mium to the stan­dard SV6 and SSV prices. There’s no word on New Zealand avail­abil­ity, but, if you’re that keen to re­live your mis­spent youth, the cur­rent par­ity be­tween the New Zealand and Aus­tralian dol­lars can’t hurt.

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