13. Holden Sandman
One of the specific Australian car classes is Ute. Half car, half truck, the Ute is a practical pickup they built on a passenger car chassis. The best way to describe it to the American audience is to compare it with Chevrolet El Camino or Ford Ranchero. In America, that class is dead, but in Australia, it is as popular as ever.
It was only a matter of time before the first Ute receive the muscle car treatment. In the mid-70s, Holden came up with a model they named the Sandman. It was a surf-style pickup or panel van with a cool graphics package, vivid colors, and the option of a powerful 5.0-liter V8. The Sandman was a nod to Australia’s surf community, which often used Ute vehicles and loved muscle cars.