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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by ChaoticVP, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. ChaoticVP

    ChaoticVP Hells Coming Praise Jesus

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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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    Pub247 Well-Known Member

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    i think they were some vn calais factory manual i may be wrong though
     
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    ChaoticVP Hells Coming Praise Jesus

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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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    vq rat vq rat

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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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    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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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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    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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    Theres 2 on this very forum!
     
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    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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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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    OK thanks for answering the question guys!! but it still leaves me with the question of whether i should stay with the automatic or whether it is worth my time and effort to get it converted down the line......in the long run i would love the manual but if its gonna cost me more then what it needs to be i will not bother with it......your help is greatly appreciated!!
     
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    Morton For external use only

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    Always worth the conversion to manual if you can D.I.Y.

    I converted my Statesman in my driveway - best damn thing I ever did (aside from remove the power steering).
     
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    Both of my cars are converted.

    I'll never buy another auto, unless the model is only released with an auto, then it will be converted.
     
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    i may as well just keep asking questions because your all giving pretty good answers so here goes. i was kinda looking around for some body kits as well and i saw a couple of VP club sport ones and they looked pretty good was just wondering are they easy to track down and how much do you think one will cost.....or if there are any other body kits i should be looking at that would suit the VP nicely???
     
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    I've seen a geninue VP Calais for sale before, probably the same one Stealthy saw, extreme rare but there was at least a few made. Lot's of VN's
     
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    padrickz88 Rick =]

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    I'm pretty sure back in the day of vn-vp it was a matter of the option box's that you ticked..... wish holden done that now :(
     
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    DanVN Cruizin' in style!

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    Why ... you cant afford one :thumbsup::lock:
     
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    If he ticks "Finance" he can :)
     
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    The clubsport kit is the same as VP SS and VP Calais International, so look for parts from either/both of them, and you should find what you need. Its expensive finding the spotties tho, and some people think the kit is worth $1000 (i payed about $200 for mine :p)


    The one i saw was a Red one. It had low k's, but the exterior was pretty thrashed considering. I think it was HSV enhanced aswell. One rare car right there!

    Too right. In later models, i've heard of 'favours' being done for mates etc, like a manual Super6 VT S, but back in VN/P, just tick a box and your away (some models were even standard as manual, with Auto as the option)
     
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    LMAO screw you, If they done it like that i would be more willing to save my money for a new car rather then waste it by going out a shitload (like i used to/still do) lol

    BUT now its not like that so stuff it, the vn does the job fine :)
     

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