This is not the first mention of a drop-top Monaro either - back in ‘04, a one-off soft top version of the Holden ‘Marilyn’ (Marilyn Monaro - geddit?) was built as a design and engineering exercise but there were inklings among the Australian motoring world that it would be introduced in 2007 with the new model.
While there is no official word from Holden about a soft-top Monaro, the Aussies will have to be content in the knowledge that they get to see the new Camaro well before us - Denny Mooney, the Holden boss, says that prototype Camaros will be on Australian roads before Christmas while they will only hit the U.S in 2009. And who knows, hopefully in a while you may be tossing up between buying a Monaro convertible or a Mercedes 4-door convertible.
A Monaro convertible sold in Australia could mean there would be a Vauxhall version to be sold in Europe.