For the coupe styling he encouraged the design team to adopt the smooth flowing roof line and “monocoque” rear quarter panel similar to the Oldsmobile Toronado and upcoming (1968) Pontiac mid-sized coupes, including the GTO. It was an inspired idea because it meant that when the Holden’s two door was released it would be totally aligned with two of GM’s “hero” cars, which was no bad thing. When Holden’s new Managing Director, Max Wilson, arrived in October 1965 he re-confirmed senior All images: The seamless transition of the rear pillar into the rear fenders meant the Monaro was totally aligned with the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado and 1968 Pontiac GTO. 15