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VP Calais Manual?

ChaoticVP

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i recently acquired a VP Calais from someone in the family $1000 and it has 150,000 k's on it and it has a buggered diff (which is the first thing on my list to be done to it) but it also has been lowered and has a sports exhaust (do not ask for specs because i have no idea but i will be replacing everything) OK to the point i noticed and i have been doing quite a bit of research on this and i have not been able to find too many manual VP Calais it was just something i noticed after going through many forums of people's V P's and realized that nearly everyone has an automatic mine is automatic and i was just seeing if anyone had a manual as i am quite interested to see some
 

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don't think there is such a thing as a factory manual calais, i've seen a couple of manauls, all converted but
 

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no the calais didnt come out in manual as far as im aware.
 

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i think they were some vn calais factory manual i may be wrong though
 

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although i do remember seeing like 1 or 2 and as i am quite interested i guess far down the line i would love to have it turned to a manual this is my first car and im only 17 but do any of you no how much effort or the cost is of getting a manual transmission on it or whether it is worth it or just keep the automatic
 

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There were 5 vn calais manuals made, there were done by walkenshaw and plated as hsv sv one of my mates has one in storage very low kms and in sweet nick
 

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Your all wrong.

VN had more than 5 manuals. Available on both V6 and V8.

VP also had them, but there were less made than the VNs. There was a Red manual V8 VP Calais for sale a while ago.

Genuine factory manuals will have cruise control deleted, which is usually how you can tell the difference. They also have a different code on the plate which is the sealer.
I'd rather converted ones, considering Internationals weren't made in manual, and i love cruise control (both my cars are converted manuals :))
 

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I can't remember where i read it, it was a while ago, but i remember it was a genuine atrticle, not some online post, and it said 150 VN calais V6 manuals were produced. Now where they went i don't now...
 

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I can't remember where i read it, it was a while ago, but i remember it was a genuine atrticle, not some online post, and it said 150 VN calais V6 manuals were produced. Now where they went i don't now...
Theres 2 on this very forum!
 

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and my best mate had a factory vn calais manual... i told him he was full of crap till he showed me the vin plate with both the calais and manual code... before then i never knew there was ever any manual calais... now im wiser :p
 
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