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Old 28-06-14, 08:03   #1
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Im back! My new 1987 series ii holden calais turbo

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Hey guys,

Finally after 10 years of being out of the VL scene i have finally purchased a Original 1987 Series II Holden Calais turbo which im stoked about haha colour is my all time favourite just like my old calais Eucumbene Blue.


Here is some pics of my new baby

Completely standard!




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Old 28-06-14, 10:08   #2
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a1 top condition!!!!

nice buy buddy, my car is also eucumbene blue...fantastic colour
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Old 28-06-14, 12:11   #3
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Wow thats clean!! Nice purchase & welcome back to the scene
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Old 28-06-14, 17:04   #4
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Nice ridgy didge calais mate, dont find them like that anymore
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Old 29-06-14, 01:14   #5
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Wow thats Beautiful Awesum color
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Old 29-06-14, 07:58   #6
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Very nice car,What are your plans with her?Proves there are still good one out there.

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Old 29-06-14, 11:24   #7
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Love the OG Look.

Can I ask what you paid for a Calais in this condition? Over 20K.
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Old 29-06-14, 12:05   #8
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Thanks guys! I'm kinda up in two minds as to what I want to do with it.. Either rebuild the motor with all the goodies with high mount turbo / power glide etc or just fix the small things and keep it the way it is. Redrb30jet I payed 13,500 for it.

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Old 29-06-14, 13:44   #9
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13.500 not a bad price, I wouldn't have payed more than 15 though! Do not modify it, I would keep it as is for sure it's beautiful!
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Old 29-06-14, 16:40   #10
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13.500 not a bad price, I wouldn't have payed more than 15 though! Do not modify it, I would keep it as is for sure it's beautiful!
I agree keep it as she is(worth more)Add extras like rims etc,Personalise her with your tastes.Add things that are easy to remove and return her to original.But again your car do as you want too.Remember why you brought her.

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Wow, top buy, I have seen guys pay way more for very average condition cars.
I agree with others keep it original standard.
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Old 29-06-14, 19:25   #12
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Mint! Love the colour too!
+1 for keeping it standard with small touches
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Old 29-06-14, 20:30   #13
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Very clean Calais, always liked this colour. Surely you want to up the ante with a bigger turbo, fuel system and box. I can understand keeping it standard looking, but don't know why you would want to keep it standard mechanically when it has so much potential. Enjoy
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Old 29-06-14, 22:26   #14
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3582 on factory manifold with crossover pipe for more honk but looks original. Nice Calais I'm envious
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Old 29-06-14, 22:49   #15
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Nice calais mate how did you come across that?
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Old 29-06-14, 23:01   #16
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Nice calais mate. Its hard to stay away from a vl once you have owned one.
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Old 01-07-14, 08:12   #17
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What I would do to have this in my shed....
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Old 01-07-14, 11:10   #18
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Well done, guys like you deserve stuff like this especially what happened to your last nice example.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy.
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Old 01-07-14, 15:00   #19
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High flow the turbo and leave the rest stock mate. There's way to over modified cars now IMO.
I for one wish I didn't take my mods so far now.
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Old 01-07-14, 15:35   #20
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Safety first, put a good security system in place

Your between a rock and a hard place as when you mod it you will louse you originality and my hard on will go away

Remove drive line Mate first and source another box and engine and build and drop that in. This will cost you stuff all (few Hundred) as you would have to remove the original gear any way.

The money you save by keeping the original numbers driveline will be money will be money in the bank. (if you go to sell). kid of like a Pre-nup

And I know a lot of people will say they will never sell up but if thats the case its even more wise to do this as it will double or triple in value.

way I see it.

Nice vl sounds like its in good hands.
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Why are people saying do not modify it or keep it standard? Are people thinking there will be a significant return on investment holding onto an original VL?
I would not be holding back on your dream mods for the sake of a few grand investment return on a car. There are better investments options if your into making money if that's the case.
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Safety first, put a good security system in place

Your between a rock and a hard place as when you mod it you will louse you originality and my hard on will go away

Remove drive line Mate first and source another box and engine and build and drop that in. This will cost you stuff all (few Hundred) as you would have to remove the original gear any way.

The money you save by keeping the original numbers driveline will be money will be money in the bank. (if you go to sell). kid of like a Pre-nup

And I know a lot of people will say they will never sell up but if thats the case its even more wise to do this as it will double or triple in value.

way I see it.

Nice vl sounds like its in good hands.
I may upset a fair few people saying this but

You have the safety first thing right but maybe in the form of a 6point cage.
Putting the factory drive line to the side Is a waste of time if your going to mini tub it and 4 link it. I know at some point in your life being a vl owner you have always wanted to do it so why not.
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Old 01-07-14, 20:10   #23
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Why are people saying do not modify it or keep it standard? Are people thinking there will be a significant return on investment holding onto an original VL?
I would not be holding back on your dream mods for the sake of a few grand investment return on a car. There are better investments options if your into making money if that's the case.
Driveability wise he should think about what he wants to do with the car. I've done quite a few mods to mine, I'm now at the point where the car is quite difficult to drive (Twin plate clutch with lightened flywheel) in traffic etc.

Personally if I knew what I do now. I would have had my engine re built with strong internals, maybe a slightly different cam, high flow then nothing else....just a nice quick cruiser.
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Why are people saying do not modify it or keep it standard? Are people thinking there will be a significant return on investment holding onto an original VL?
I would not be holding back on your dream mods for the sake of a few grand investment return on a car. There are better investments options if your into making money if that's the case.
No one buys VLs to make money..
I'd say it's a case of don't destroy what is fairly rare now for a VL
Factory Calais, factory turbo, and mint, original condition

As it is, a car that can be enjoyed and yet still look the part, and be legal. No mechanical headaches or being on the verge of undrivable

Cages and tubs etc just ruin it's potential to ever be enjoyed as a cruiser again, and if there is ever a time to sell, buyers generally look for clean, stock examples, not semi- drag cars

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Driveability wise he should think about what he wants to do with the car. I've done quite a few mods to mine, I'm now at the point where the car is quite difficult to drive (Twin plate clutch with lightened flywheel) in traffic etc.

Personally if I knew what I do now. I would have had my engine re built with strong internals, maybe a slightly different cam, high flow then nothing else....just a nice quick cruiser.
agree... plan your build around what you want from the car. There is no reason why a quick streeter cannot remain reliable and easy to drive. Plenty of examples of well built 400rwhp+ cruisers out there, just need to do things right.

Personally I cant see the excitement of having a stock VL sitting in the garage hoping for it to go up in value.
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