We spoke to John Schinella, who was the Assistant Design Director at Holden when the Hurricane was being developed.
He recalls the original shape was penned by Don DaHarsh at GM’s design studios in Detroit.
A scale model was made and sent to Holden.
The local design team took Don’s basic shape and blended it with local ideas, including a 1966 styling proposal of a young Phillip Zmood (who would become Holden’s design director 17 years later) — to deliver what we know today.
The Hurricane remains part of Holden’s heritage collection.