Holden in the 70s - Sandman and Torana PNCs

In 2016, in recognition of 160 years of Holden, Australia Post released an attractive set of licensed products that featured classic Holden car models from the 60s through to the 90s. The products resonated with collectors and car fans, so we are pleased to be issuing another Holden Heritage Collection range of licensed products.

The range includes two licensed postal numismatic covers (PNCs) that feature popular Holden car models from the sensational 70s. Released on 30 March 2017, to coincide with the excitement of Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition, the covers are both limited to 7,500. They include an uncirculated Royal Australian Mint coin, designed for the Holden Heritage Collection and showcasing each car model in all its groovy 70s glory.

And as a special treat for car lovers, superb examples of the models featured on the PNCs will also be on display at Melbourne 2017! The cars, from the Trafalgar Holden Museum, can be viewed at the front of the grandstand, and museum staff will be on hand to answer questions.

1976 Holden HX Sandman Panel Van

The Sandman is synonymous with the thriving Australian surf culture of the 1970s. Holden's HX Sandman panel vans were incredibly popular, with owners personalising their vans with amazing paint jobs and body modifications.

1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1

Especially popular with the Australian youth market, the Torana was known for its small body yet big performance. In 1972, the revamped LJ Torana GTR XU-1 was released and became an icon of Australian motoring, boosted by Peter Brock’s 1972 Bathurst win in the same model.

The Holden Heritage Collection Sandman and Torana licensed PNCs are available from 30 March 2017, online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.

The PNCs are also available for sale at the Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition, which runs from Thursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, at the Rupert Clark Grandstand, Caulfield Racecourse. Buy tickets online, at participating Post Offices or at the door. Children under 17 enter FREE with an accompanying adult.

*This content was produced at the time of the product release date and will not be updated.