30/6/05 (HZ stripes modified, HZ plate photos added)
26/7/05 (HX,HZ and XU4 GVW data modified)
15/11/05 (What is a HQ Sandman and metallic paint note added)
21/1/06 HX Kingswood Sandman - Fact or fiction. Ambulance pack
6/4/06 HZ trim codes fixed (cloth insert trims not available on Sandmans)
17/6/06 HX trim code section modified.
12/8/06 a few more GVW's added
24/10/07 HJ and XX7 sections revised
20/8/08 minor revision
16/3/11 - NOTE ADDED
Identifying a Sandman
Generic Signs Across All Models
XU4 non-Sandman vehicles
BO6 ambulance pack
Thanks for help with compiling this information must go to:
Ben Stewart, Terry Bebbington, Warren Turnbull, John Edmunds, Jason Ackland and all of those who have sent me ID plate data.
This section is dedicated to the Holden Sandman. There is a lot of information about these elusive beasts published that is incorrect or misleading. This is a short spiel on these popular vehicles, and a few tips that might help identify a prospective Sandman before purchase. Please note that the information on this page is correct to the best ability of the author, however the Sandman is a VERY difficult vehicle to research and identify to 100% certainty. This page is basically a work in progress. Please email if you have proof that any of this information is incorrect. I am compiling a list of Sandman ID to try to expand the available information. If you have a Sandman, or if you come across one in a car or wrecking yard and don't mind sending me the ID it will be much appreciated. Please make sure that you include the following information:
ID plate data, including seating capacity and GVW.
Tyre placard part number.
The Sandman was first produced in January 1974, towards the end of the HQ range as a production option on all utility and panel van models. In the HQ range this meant that a Sandman production option could be optioned on the following models as per the body plate (the VIN plate prefixes are shown in brackets, engine codes at the end of the page) :
80170 - Belmont 6cyl panel van (8M70 D,E,L and M)
80270 - Belmont V8 panel van (8M70 R, S and T)
80180 - Belmont 6cyl utility (8M80 D,E,L and M)
80280 - Belmont V8 utility (8M80 R, S and T)
80380 - Kingswood 6cyl utility (8M80 D,E,L and M)
80480 - Kingswood V8 utility (8M80 R, S and T)
When the HJ was released in October 1974, the Sandman was once again a production option on all panel van and ute models, however the 6cyl and V8 variants were no longer separate models. The Belmont moniker was dropped, and the base model became known as the HOLDEN ute or panel van. The 202 became the standard engine on the Kingswood. Kingswood Sandman ute dropped sometime close to release of 1976 model (9/75 onwards).
8WM70 - HOLDEN panel van (8M70 D,E,L,M,R,S and T)
8WM80 - HOLDEN utility (8M80 D,E,L,M,R,S and T)
8WN80 - Kingswood utility (8N80 L,M,R,S and T)
With the release of the HX series in July 1976 a Kingswood panel van was offered, and the Sandman production option was not available on this model, or on the Kingswood utility. The HX Sandman is characterised by the removal of the GTS guard flutes. The 202 became the base engine:
8WM70 - HOLDEN panel van (8M70 L,R, and T)
8WM80 - HOLDEN utility (8M80 L,R, and T)
8WN70 - Kingswood panel van (8N70 L,R, and T)
8WN80 - Kingswood utility (8N80 L,R, and T)
When the HZ model was released in October 1977, the Sandman was again devoid of GTS guard flutes, but possibly regained them again after the demise of the HZ GTS in early 1979 (yet to be confirmed). In the HZ Sandman production option, there was no longer a 6cyl variant, and the Sandman option was available on the base model only:
8WM70 - HOLDEN panel van (8M70 R and T)
8WM80 - HOLDEN utility (8M80 R and T)
Identifying a Sandman
This is not always an easy task, and there are no 'blanket rules' that 100% identify a Sandman across all models. However there are a few tell-tale signs that can quickly identify a vehicle as NOT a Sandman. Note that HQ-HZ Sandmans were produced at all four Holden assembly plants: Elizabeth (Adelaide), Pagewood (Sydney), Acacia Ridge (Brisbane) and Dandenong (Melbourne). The Sandman was a pretty basic vehicle. It was really only a Belmont/HOLDEN with GTS bits, 4-speed and stripes. Unless it was a Kingswood Sandman four wheel drums were standard fitment right up to and including HX (disc brakes were standard when a V8 was specified). Forced ventilation was even optional until sometime in the HZ series!
Generic signs across all models:
Seats: All Sandmans produced had bucket seats. Therefore if the ute or van you are looking at has a seating capacity of 3 on the ADR plate, then it's not a Sandman (unless it's a mistake like an Acacia Ridge HQ XX7 found recently with a seating capacity of 3).
Console/floor shift: The standard gearbox with all Sandmans was an M20 Aussie 4-speed, with (series dependant) the following optional gearboxes - all with a console shift:
M22 (wide ratio 4-speed - 6cyl only).
M21 (close ratio 4-speed - V8 only).
M38 (TH350 - late HZ 308 only).
M40 (Trimatic - all engines except HJ-HZ 308).
M41 (TH400 - HJ-HZ 308 (replaced by TH350 in late HZ)).
GTS components: All Sandman vehicles had some GTS components, just which ones depended upon the series ie HQ,HJ,HX or HZ. See the individual series section below.
Interior light switches on doors: Whilst optional on base models, door switches for interior lights was standard on Sandmans. The holes will still be there on normal base models, but to be a Sandman the switches and wiring for them must be in place. These switches were also standard on Kingswood so this is no help in identifying a HQ/HJ Kingswood Sandman ute.
Tyres and vehicle loading capacity: In HX/HZ series and late HJ there were two specific production option numbers available if the Sandman production option was ordered, and these were known as XU3 and XX7. One of these options had to be selected when ordering a Sandman, as they related to the payload (ie carrying capacity) of the vehicle which was affected by the tyres fitted at the factory. XU3 was the 14.5cwt (maximum) carrying capacity ute/van fitted with FR78S14 4P/R tyres (or similar - these are HZ tyres) and XX7 was the 10cwt (derated to 500kg) carrying capacity ute/van fitted with ER70H14 6P/R tyres (or similar - these are HZ tyres). These two options manifest themselves in two possible areas of the vehicles ID plates. Firstly, if the vehicle was produced at the Acacia Ridge plant one of these two codes normally appears on the body plate, across from the MODEL code eg HJ8WM70 XX7. This may not always be the case however (see HQ plates below). Secondly, the GVW on the ADR plate will be approximately 2155kg to 2200kg for an XU3 vehicle and between 1850kg and 2000kg for an XX7 vehicle. There are however two flies in the ointment here:
A derated GVW is no guarantee of a Sandman, as the 10cwt option was available on HX/HZ and late HJ non-Sandman utes and vans (ie HOLDENs (known as Belmont pre HJ) and Kingwoods) and was called the XU4 option.
Although all HQ Sandmans and early HJ Sandmans had the XX7 option there was no GVW derating stamped into the ADR plate - HQ's and early HJ's were all rated as 4850lbs (2200kg HJ) for a V8 and 4750lbs (2155kg HJ) for a 6cyl (see HQ and HJ Sandman XX7 plates below).
Acacia Ridge 308 4-speed HQ Sandman panel van.
Note XX7 on the body plate and 4850lb GVW
Another Acacia Ridge 308 4-speed HQ Sandman panel van.
Note the lack of XX7 on the body plate. This is a mistake as this was a Sandman - the Saffron metallic paint gives it away.
There is also a mistake on the VIN (skinny) plate. Can you see it? Hint: the LJ Torana was still being produced at this time. Answer is at the end of the HQ section.
As mentioned above the HQ Sandman has no GVW reduction, however most Acacia Ridge built HQ Sandmans will feature the XX7 moniker on the body plate. There was no XU3 option on the HQ. The HQ Sandman was built only from 1/74 to 8/74 and is very rare. Unsubstatiated reports are that there was only around 100 ever built, and from research so far the majority of these appear to be V8's. The HQ Sandman did not have a full length headlining available. in addition to the generic signs detailed above the following pointers can help identify a HQ Sandman:
GTS guards, dash, steering wheel with Sandman insert.
B trim code. In a HQ Belmont ordered with a bench seat the trim code has an A suffix eg 39A and not a Sandman as Sandmans had bucket seats. If bucket seats were ordered the code had a B suffix, eg 30B. Kingswood utes normally had an E suffix eg 30E, regardless of whether bench or bucket seats were fitted. Almost every HQ Sandman that the author has recorded has 30B trim, with the exception of two Belmont vans with 39B trim, one with 35B trim, and one Kingswood ute with 30E trim. B trim does not however guarantee a Sandman as a bucket seated Belmont could be ordered.
Metallic paint. If the 'suspect' vehicle is a 1974 HQ Belmont ute or van originally painted with metallic paint then it is almost guaranteed to be a Sandman. This only applies to Belmonts as metallic paint was optional on all HQ Kingswoods.
The moral of all of this is if you have a 1974 HQ Belmont ute or van with a B trim code there is a very good chance that it is a Sandman, especially if it has a floor shift. If it has metallic paint then you have a winner. If it is a Kingswood ute then it is a lot harder, almost impossible - unless the vehicle is an Acacia Ridge build (with XX7 on the body plate) the only way to be 100% sure is by original log books, delivery invoices, photos from new or if it's a one owner or known history vehicle and you believe the seller
Note that I have recently come across reports from a few original owners of HQ vans. There were a few Acacia Ridge built HQ Belmont vans and a ute with metallic paint that were not Sandmans. This is in contravention to official GMH documentation, but that does not mean that such examples did not exist. Oddly enough the handful of such vehicles that I have ID for were all V8 4-speed bucket seat examples. I have also found an Acacia Belmont van with metallic paint, and an original bench seat with column shift. Obviously not a Sandman but metallic paint. Funny that all examples found so far are from Acacia Ridge. More work needed....
What exactly constitutes a HQ Sandman?
A HQ Sandman starts with one of the following vehicles:
80170 - 6cyl Belmont van
80270 - V8 Belmont van
80180 - 6cyl Belmont ute
80280 - V8 Belmont ute
80380 - 6cyl Kingswood ute
80480 - V8 Kingswood ute
To the base vehicle production option XX7 is added.
In the HQ range XX7 = M11, M20, N66, U21 and XS6 (codes below).
Tyres are F78S14 4 P/R Nylon/Poly tubeless.
M11 = floor console.
M20 = 4-speed manual.
N66 = 14x6 sports wheels.
U21 = full instrumentation dash.
XS6 = reclining bucket seats.
Answer to question on photo above: The VIN number ends in J instead of Q.
Acacia Ridge HJ 308 4-speed Kingswood Sandman ute.
Note the 2200kg GVW with the XX7 option. This appears to be the case for all 1975 model HJ Sandmans (2155kg for 6cyl).
The HJ Sandman continued with all Sandmans being XX7 and no GVW derating for the 1975 model. The 1976 model (1/9/75 - 30/8/76) is the first to demonstrate a reduction in GVW for the XX7, and also the first to offer the XU3 variant (it would appear that the first HJ's to display the GVW derating were late 9/75 plated examples - so far most 9/75 examples recorded have been 2200kg GVW). With HJ the Belmont became the HOLDEN. Early parts manuals confirm the existence of HJ Kingswood Sandman utes, but later printed versions removed most of the data. If you look closely at the October 1974 HJ Sandman sales brochure the yellow ute can be identified as a Kingswood by the window surround stainless. The ID plates above are better proof! It would appear that the Kingswood ute Sandman disappeared mid model and from data collected it appears to be at the end of the 1975 model (30/8/75). In fact almost all Sandman utes i've recorded pre 1976 model are Kingswood (8WN80), and from 1976 model onwards they are all base models (8WM80). From the data collated so far the following GVWs appear to be applicable:
1976 model 6cyl XX7 HOLDEN Sandman van - 1860kg.
1976 model 6cyl XX7 HOLDEN Sandman ute - 1860kg.
1976 model 6cyl XX7 Kingswood Sandman ute 1860kg.
1976 model V8 XX7 HOLDEN Sandman van - 1950kg.
1976 model V8 XX7 HOLDEN Sandman ute - 1860kg.
1976 model V8 XX7 Kingswood Sandman ute - 1860kg.
1975 model XX7 and 1976 model XU3 6cyl variants - 2155kg.
1975 model XX7 and 1976 model XU3 V8 variants - 2200kg.
As the Kingswood panel van was not available until the HX series, only the HJ Sandman van had the full length headlining as standard, although it was optional fitment in non-Sandman HJ panel vans. There was an extra piece of metal strip spot welded to the rear of the van to attach the headlining - see photo below.
Full length headlining attachment strip. Mounted just above the upper tailgate. Very hard to copy and attach.
The HJ Sandman had the full GTS front sheetmetal, GTS dash and steering wheel plus GTS rims. The HQ style side stripes were continued on the HJ.
HJ Trim codes.
Unfortunately Holden doesn't list unique trim codes for the HOLDEN Sandman as done in the HX and HZ range. There may be some value in studying trim codes, but none is evident from the parts catalogues.
HJ tyre placard.
The HJ parts manual lists the HJ commercial tyre placard part numbers as shown in BLACK. The odd thing to note is that the Sandman placard is not listed and it is excluded from the ones that are. The ones in green are HQ and have been seen fitted to original 1975 model HJ Sandmans. From vehicles witnessed and from reports of other enthusiasts it appears that 1975 model HJ Sandmans (1/9/74 -30/8/75) have the HQ numbered placards suffixed by ND (ND stands for NO DRAWING by the way), and these placards have not been found on any HJ's apart from 1975 model Sandmans. These placards have the speed warning in kM/h with mph in brackets. Also from data collected from vehicles it looks like the 1976 model HJ Sandman has a unique tyre placard, numbered 9941015 (in red in the list below)
Summary - For a 10/76 onwards example if it's got a GVW lower than 2155kg to 2200kg, has GTS options fitted, bucket seats, floor shift and a had a full length headlining (van only) then it is an extremely good chance (>95%) that it is a Sandman (if you are unlucky it may just be an XU4). Of course if the HJ is an Acacia Ridge build and has XX7 or XU3 on the body plate then it's a Sandman. With any luck an original 9941015 tyre placard as above will seal the identity. If you have a 9/75 or earlier HJ then it does get very hard to pick.
1976 model Acacia Ridge HJ 308 4-speed XX7 plated panel van.
Note the 1950kg GVW.
The HX Sandman gets a little harder to identify as there was a Kingswood panel van added to the HX range which also had the full length headlining standard, meaning that clues that until now hinted 'Sandman van' now also could mean 'Kingswood'.
Pagewood HX Kingswood panel van.
Very little evidence exists to prove/disprove the existence of HX Kingswood Sandmans. See below
These plates were removed from a 6 year old wreck in original condition and I thought for years it was a Sandman. Three such HX's have been identified, one having a derated GVW meaning an XU4 Kingswood.
Note the Elizabeth body plate with Pagewood VIN and ADR plates. This is normal for HJ to HZ Pagewood panel vans.
The HX Sandman continued the XX7 and XU3 variants. The GVW reduction for the XX7 also continued:
6cyl XX7 HOLDEN Sandman van - 1860kg.
6cyl XX7 HOLDEN Sandman ute - 1860kg
V8 XX7 HOLDEN Sandman van - 1950kg.
V8 XX7 HOLDEN Sandman ute - 1860kg.
6cyl XU3 variants - 2155kg.
V8 XU3 variants - 2200kg.
The HX Sandman van had the full length headlining as standard, although it was optional fitment in non-Sandman HX panel vans, and standard in the Kingswood panel van.
The HX Sandman lost the GTS front sheetmetal, but retained the GTS dash and steering wheel plus GTS rims.
HX Trim codes.
The HX parts manual lists the HX HOLDEN except Sandman trim codes as:
19V, 19W, 45W, 60A, 67V and 67W
However the trim codes listed for the Sandman and Kingswood are:
18V, 18Y, 60A, 60B, 65A, 65B, 67V and 67X
What does this mean? If you have a HX HOLDEN (ie base model) ute or van with 18V, 18Y, 60B, 65A, 65B, 67X trim code, then you most likely have a Sandman. Unfortunately for those in New Zealand, all base model commercials had the Kingswood trim codes (according to the parts manual). If you have a Kingswood commercial, well the trim code means nothing. If you have a base model commercial with 60A or 67V trim codes, then these are common to the Sandman and non-Sandman HOLDEN so the trim code doesn't help. Note that I have found a 4/76 HX Sandman ute (chassis number AHX00014A) that was built prior to the end of HJ production. It had 19V trim which is not normal for a HX Sandman. The reason is it was built during the HJ model run where HJ base models had 19V trim, whether they were a Sandman or not.
The HX parts manual lists the HX HOLDEN stripe options as:
HX tyre placard.
There is little point in listing all of the various HX ute/van tyre placards as there is no distinguishing between Sandman and non-Sandman placards, as the placards are based solely upon whether the vehicle is a 10cwt or a 14.5cwt version. As the XU4 option was available a vehicle with a placard for a 10cwt GVW could be an XU4 or an XX7, whereas a 14.5cwt could be an XU3 or just a plain commercial. However if it's a 10cwt then it's a better than even chance it's an XX7 Sandman.
Summary - If it's got a GVW lower than 2155kg to 2200kg, has some GTS options fitted, bucket seats, floor shift and a had a full length headlining (van only) then it is an extremely good chance (>85%) that it is a Sandman (if you are unlucky it may just be an XU4) . Of course if the HX is an Acacia Ridge build and has XX7 or XU3 on the body plate then it's a Sandman. If it's got the right trim codes then you may be lucky!
HX Kingswood Sandman - Fact or fiction?
For many years I have believed that the Kingswood plates in the above photo were off a HX V8 Kingswood Sandman. I pulled them off a low mile wreck in the early 80's when the van was only 6 years old. It was a complete 'Sandman' as far as I was concerned. It had a GTS dash, wheels, Sandman stripes, no badges and full length hoodlining. There is no evidence that I can find to prove the existence of a HX Kingswood Sandman, in fact all evidence says they were never made. The HX features manual makes it clear that the Sandman was available only on the HOLDEN (ie 8WM) van and ute. However, it also lists the HX Ambulance package (option BO6) as being available on the HOLDEN 60 (1-tonner) and 70 (van) body styles including the Kingswood 70 (van) body style. Now, the ambulance package gives you a V8, 4-speed or auto, bucket seats, GTS dash, Premier door trims/armrests and Premier front. Combine this with a Kingswood van and you have a Sandman without stripes, but with Premier front and door trims. I have talked to a lot of people who ordered Sandmans in the 70's and the story always was that they were hard to get. Thinking logically, if a dealer had a sale for a Sandman van and couldn't get one, but he could get a V8 console shift BO6 pack Kingswood van, all he had to do was add the stripes which were freely available as a spare part. The buyer would be stoked plus he would get a Premier front to boot. I'm not saying this is necessarily a true story, but it does explain why a handful of these supposed HX Kingswood Sandman vans have turned up. It is also possible that a few influential dealers (which there were in the 70's) ordered and got HX Kingswood Sandman vans but we'll probably never know for sure. In the end no-one has ever shown me documented proof of a factory built HX Kingswood Sandman so for the moment I am happy that they do not exist. Such proof would be an Acacia example with XX7 or XU3 on the BODY plate or a factory build sheet. In the end it doesn't make sense for Holden to make a HX Kingsood Sandman van (or ute) - they dropped the Sandman option from HJ mid model, ostensibly the reason being that the Kingswood had standard side/tail-gate mouldings that had to be deleted to add the decals. This would have been more of a problem in HX with the stripes being so much bigger than HJ especially on the tail-gate. That leaves the question - did HX BO6 pack Kingswood vans have Kingswood side and tail-gate moulds???
Acacia Ridge HZ 308 4-speed XX7 plated panel van.Note the change to 2000kg GVW on later HZ vans, and the Commodore trim code (23C). This particular example was purchased new by a friend of the author.
The HZ Sandman was only available as a HOLDEN (ie base model 8WM70 or 8WM80) ute or van, and only as a 253 V8 with the 308 as an option. So if it's a HZ Kingswood (8WN70 or 8WN80) it is NOT a Sandman. The HZ again carried on the XU3 and XX7 options, thus the availability was:
V8 XX7 HOLDEN Sandman van - 1950kg (became 2000kg sometime in Dec 1977).
V8 XX7 HOLDEN Sandman ute - 1950kg.
V8 XU3 HOLDEN Sandman van or ute - 2200kg.
(Note that ute versions were deleted 23/3/79).
The HZ Sandman began basically as per the HX model (bar the removal of the 6cyl version), except it had the GTS twin headlight front and air dam and reportedly sometime later in the model life it regained it's GTS guards back (still to be confirmed as fact). From late march 1979 the N66 rally wheel (GTS wheels) were replaced by the N67 alloy wheel, normally recognised as the HZ Statesman SL/E wheels, although I recently heard from someone who bought a 12/78 van new that had N67 wheels (photo evidence - see below), plus he has told me that when he picked up his ute there was a new van next to it also with N67 rims. The last Sandman (panel van) was supposedly built on 19/10/79.
HZ Trim codes.
The HZ parts manual (October 1980 revision) lists the HZ HOLDEN except Sandman trim codes as:
19V, 23C, 23V, 45V, 62V, 63C, 63V and 67V
The trim codes listed for the Sandman and Kingswood are:
11C, 18V, 23C, 23V, 33C, 45V, 60V, 63C, 63V, 67V and 77C
What does this mean? If you have a HZ HOLDEN (ie base model) ute or van with 11C, 18V, 33C, 60V, 77C or 77T trim code, then you most likely have a Sandman. If you have a Kingswood commercial, well the trim code means nothing. If you have a base model commercial with 23C, 23V, 45V, 63C, 63V or 67V trim codes, then these are common to the Sandman and non-Sandman HOLDEN and don't help. If you have 19V or 62V then it isn't a Sandman.
The HZ parts manual (production option availability section) lists the HZ Sandman stripe options as:
The HZ ordering procedure date 31/7/78 lists the stripe options as:
The text section of the October 1980 version of the HZ parts catalogue lists the following transfer colours (where the colours don't line up properly with the earlier codes i've made an informed guess (see below) and followed the code with #):
The HZ series features book (23/3/79) lists six available stripe option codes for the Sandman:
I'm not 100% sure what replaced what but only DY1 and DY2 kept their original part numbers in the HZ parts manual. Blue/purple has a new part number in the parts catalogue, so I suggest it is probably DY6. I've lined dark-blue/blue/white and dark-blue/mid-blue/light-blue up with the codes DY4 and DX5 respectively as the only differerence between the 1978 ordering procedure and the 1980 parts catalogue text is one says blue (or mid blue) and the other says blue green. A lot of this probably happened when the HZ colour/trim range changed at the release of the VB Commodore.
HZ tyre placard.
The HZ parts manual lists the HZ commercial tyre placard part numbers as follows. If the car is very original it may still carry it's placard inside the glovebox lid. As the HZ Sandman had a different rating and different wheels it had a unique placard (this is not true for earlier models). The ones in green are Sandman.
Summary - If it's got a GVW lower than 2155kg to 2200kg, has some GTS options fitted, bucket seats, floor shift and a had a full length headlining (van only) then it is an extremely good chance (>85%) that it is a Sandman (if you are unlucky it may just be an XU4) . Of course if the HZ is an Acacia Ridge build and has XX7 or XU3 on the body plate then it's a Sandman. If it's got the right trim codes then you may be lucky! The tyre placard is a sure giveaway too.
XU4 (non-Sandman) vehicles.
The derated GVW was also available on all non-Sandman HJ-HZ utes and panel vans, and was called the XU4 option. The following GVW's listed are for derated GVW HZ non-Sandman commercials (earlier models information is not yet available). The one most likely to cause confusion is the V8 HOLDEN van as it shares it's GVW with the early HZ Sandman van. The rest are no trouble as the Kingswood Sandman doesn't exist in the HZ, all Sandmans are V8's in HZ and the HZ V8 Sandman ute has a 1950kg GVW.
6cyl XU4 HOLDEN and Kingswood ute - 1800kg (1860kg in HX)
6cyl XU4 HOLDEN and Kingswood van - 1900kg (1860kg in HX)
V8 XU4 HOLDEN and Kingswood ute - 1900kg
V8 XU4 HOLDEN and Kingswood van - 1950kg (HX and HZ)
From HJ to HZ Holden produced an option BO6, which is simply called 'ambulance'. These vehicles were based upon 60 (cab chassis) body styles and 70 (van) body styles. The BO6 pack includes:
4-speed or column shift auto.
Premier arm rests and door trims.
Air conditioning (not always).
Power steering (not always).
The BO6 pack is normally more easily distinguishable on a 1-tonner as the normal 1-tonner from HJ to HZ had a HQ style front and plenum, whereas the panel vans at least had HJ-HZ guards and plenum and were much more easily changed to a Premier/Statesman front.
Based upon information from the HX features manual, the BO6 pack was optional on the 60 body style, and on the HOLDEN and Kingswood 70 body style. It is yet to be confirmed if the BO6 pack could be optioned on a HZ Kingswood van.
Engine codes for all models:
|D||173 High compression - LD1|
|E||173 Low compression - L21|
|L||202 High compression - L20|
|M||202 Low compression - L23|
|R||253 High compression - L32|
|S||253 Low compression - L33|
|T||308 - L31|