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Old 18-06-12, 09:11   #1
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My Genuine 1987 VL Calais Turbo S2 Manual

Hey guys,

I've owned this thing since 2008, so it's probably about time I posted it on here. It's an 87 Genuine Calais Turbo Manual S2. I am very meticulous, and my intention was always to restore it to a modified OG/Factory look while maintaining the integrity of the car and not molesting it. A lot of my effort over the years has gone into repairing the things that often get missed when restoring a car. Rebuilding A/C controls, repairing fuel gauge etc.

Make / Model: 1987 Holden VL Calais Turbo Series 2 II (LW5 MX7)
Colour: Burgundy (Venetian Red (dark red) - 2F010)
Engine Type: RB30ET (A8)
Engine Mods:
Hi-Flow Turbo
Forged Engine (done less than 5,000km)
Arias Forged Pistons
1/2" Head Studs
Cometic Head Gasket
Double Valve Springs
Shot Peened Rods
ACL Race Conrod Bearings
ACL Race Main Bearings
Aluminium Radiator
Brightline Undercar Surge Tank
Bosch 984 External Pump
Turbosmart dual stage boost controller
Power: 195 kW at the wheels @ 10psi
Exhaust: 3" with 1 muffler and 1 resonator
Gearbox: MX7 with redline gear oil
Diff: LSD with redline gear oil
Brakes: Standard VL Turbo
Suspension:
Pedders SportsRyder Super Low springs
Pedders SportsRyder Shocks
Pedders Urethane bushes
Adjustable Panhard rod
Wheels/Tyres:
Restored 15" VL Calais rims
Potenza RE001 tyres 215/60/15
White walls
Interior:
Boost Gauge
Rear and Side Black Venetians
Stereo:
Alpine 9887 Head Unit
4" Kevlar Cone Coaxial's in factory dash locations
Soundstream 6" Co-axials in factory parcel shelf locations
Sony Xplod 12" Sub in Sony box
Other Mods:
High end alarm system (anti car jacking, remote boot release, turbo timer). Siren hidden behind headlight.
ACDelco Battery
New Washer/Overflow bottle
Stainless Fuse box cover
Near new tail light eyebrows and bootstrip

















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Old 20-06-12, 21:22   #2
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Old 20-06-12, 21:30   #3
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Old 22-06-12, 18:08   #4
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I owned this car from 2004 - 2005 and it was the best VL I have owned. I never thought I'd see it again after the guy I sold it to sold it on. You've done a top job with it James, it's great to see it ended up back with a CT member.
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Old 22-06-12, 18:22   #5
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Old 22-06-12, 20:33   #6
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and my old car too

great to see it still kicking and being looked after so well
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Old 22-06-12, 21:16   #7
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White walls dont do it for me
Other then that one of the best examples out there at the moment...
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Old 22-06-12, 22:09   #8
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Whoa that is clean as credit to past and present owners
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Old 23-06-12, 07:20   #9
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White walls dont do it for me
Other then that one of the best examples out there at the moment...
Magnificant!
I do agree on the whitewalls
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Old 24-06-12, 19:03   #10
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Thanks for the comments guys!
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Old 21-09-12, 12:23   #11
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yeah clean as F***k
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Old 24-10-12, 18:16   #12
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More photos ?
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Old 11-11-12, 11:35   #13
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Old 15-11-12, 06:25   #14
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Holy siht that is mint. Don't change a thing!
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Old 24-07-13, 10:03   #15
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Some more pics:





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My 1997 original HSV enhanced supercharged calais (110,000km) in the background:



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I've got some great memories of driving this car up the Putty Rd, god it was quick
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Old 24-07-13, 11:07   #17
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I've got some great memories of driving this car up the Putty Rd, god it was quick
I've heard all about Putty Rd, but have never been on it myself. Sounds like I may need to make the trek out there.
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For Sale

Regrettably I'm thinking of selling my calais. Anyone have an idea of how much I should be asking for it?
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I'd be asking 10k+, nice ride and credit to all owners!
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Wow, very nice, Good to see them still around like this, price wise I agree with DeanoVLCT, I'd be asking 10K+
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With a black bar reo and the black strip on the front and rear bars this thing would just be perfection incarnate.
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With a black bar reo and the black strip on the front and rear bars this thing would just be perfection incarnate.
I agree. Not having them done spoils it. Maybe I should get them done so I can send her off in style
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Very nice Calais, my favourite colour combo, along with Silver Slate.
I might be chasing another VL in the next couple of years (if the bank and Mrs both allow me), something like this is what I'll be chasing. A nice clean example of a great model, to drive and enjoy, not sit in the garage needing a mountain of work done on it.
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Old 12-06-14, 20:36   #24
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I want this car back so much! It has been nearly 9 years since I owned it and it was the best VL I have ever owned. Credit to James for keeping it so immac.
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Ez back from the dead, he's thinking of selling and your in the market so putting 2 and 2 together here something might happen!
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