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The 1974 Holden Sandman HQ Panelvan is a utility vehicle featured in Forza Horizon 3 as the eigth Barn Find and Forza Motorsport 7. It is also featured with two A class upgrade presets in the former.

Description

You have to understand: this isn't just a car. This is a changing room, it's...it's a mobile surf club, it's a...a drive-in cinema, it's a one bedroom flat. It's an institution.
— Warren 
Few vehicles are as distinctly Aussie as the Sandman HQ panel van. Originally, these sedan deliveries were derivatives of the typical ute with a metal or plastic shell enclosing the cargo tray. They developed into a phenomenon that escalated to its height in the 1970s before falling off in popularity. The most famous Sandman was driven by Mel Gibson in the original 1979 “Mad Max” film. Like many, Max’s panel van was converted for camping. During the climax of their popularity, Sandman panel vans were tricked out with mural paint jobs, custom windows and details that spoke to each owner’s passions. Sure, some were used for more utilitarian uses but in some cases, what went on in the backs of many of the funky Sandman HQs around the country was often more exciting than merely hauling around the tools of the trades that helped build urban Australia.
— Forzamotorsport.net[1] 

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 5.0 
Handling 3.8 
Acceleration 6.7 
Braking 3.7 
FM7 T1 
E 295
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 23,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Division: Forza Specials
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Collection Tier: 1 - Common (+40)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 4.9 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 6.8 
Launch 6.9 
Braking 4.2 
C 502
Icon Infobox Barn Barn find: Rainforest (South)
Top Speed: 130.8 mph  (210.5 km/h) Championship: Vans and Utility
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.000 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 17.000 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 189.4 ft (57.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 466.2 ft (142.1 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.73 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.72 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Upgrade Preset - Van
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 7.9 
Acceleration 8.5 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 8.4 
A 800
Unlock: Upgrades Shop
Top Speed: 282.7 mph  (454.9 km/h) Championship: Vans and Utility
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.172 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.432 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 40.9 ft (12.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 100.1 ft (30.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.96 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.95 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Upgrade Preset - Ute
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 7.9 
Acceleration 8.5 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 8.5 
A 800
Unlock: Upgrades Shop
Top Speed: 280.0 mph  (450.5 km/h) Championship: Vans and Utility
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.172 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.380 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 40.9 ft (12.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 99.7 ft (30.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.96 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.95 g

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 6.2 L V8 - C 541
8.4 L V10 - C 555
6.5 L V12 - C 573
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD - C 515
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Positive Displacement Supercharger - C 511
Twin Turbo - C 515
Centrifugal Supercharger (engine swaps only)
Icon Bodykit Conversion - Wide Bodykit
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Front protection bar - D 482

Driving Characteristics

The HQ Panelvan performs similarly to the Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350, but launches quicker off the line due to less weight on the front. Having a higher center of gravity than most class C cars, the HQ Panelvan tends to be fairly difficult to control in corners.

Both class A upgrade presets swap the stock engine with a 7.0 litre V8 that produces 541 hp (403 kW) and 542 ft·lb (735 N·m) of torque. The HQ Panelvan also receives much improved handling performance. However, the rear tyres tend to be throttle sensitive, which is less of a problem for the ute variant. Other differences between both variants include a higher top speed for the van and less weight on the ute.

Trivia

  • In Forza Horizon 3, the HQ Panelvan can be upgraded up to class A with the auto-upgrade feature. It can reach class S2 with conversion upgrades.

Gallery

References

  1. Forzamotorsport.net