2022 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction

1980 Holden WB V8 Panel Van 'Sandman Tribute'



Passed In


Engine 308ci V8
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Panel Van
Colour White
Interior Cerulean Blue
Trim Leather
Wheels Steel
Brakes Discs


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The WB was the final incarnation of Holden's full-size commercial range, a model introduced in 1980 after the arrival of the Commodore spelt the end for the big family sedan. Announced in April 1980, the WB range consisted of four basic commercial models (the one-tonner, panel van, utility and Kingswood utility) along with two Statesman luxury sedan variants. Essentially a facelifted HZ, the WB commercials sported new front sheet metal, the Kingswood model sporting rectangular headlamps and a blacked-out grille which Holden subsequently adopted across the entire WB line-up, as it was felt the original styling was too plain. Inside, the WB kept the HZ's interior with only minor changes, although the bucket seats optional on the Kingswood came with adjustable head restraints. The 3.3-litre six remained the standard engine across the range but the 4.2-litre V8 was available as an option. The 5.0-litre V8 was exclusive to the Statesman but has proven a popular conversion on WB utes over the years, providing additional grunt. The WB is, to many, the last real Holden ute and as such will always be in demand, keeping values strong.