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Holden Calais 1987

The 1987 Holden Calais range of configurations is currently priced from $2,400.

The 1987 Holden Calais carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1590 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Holden Calais 1987 Price and Specs

The Holden Calais 1987 is currently available from $2,400 for the Calais (base) up to $4,180 for the Calais (base).

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(base) Sedan 5.0L ULP 3 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
(base) Sedan 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
(base) Sedan 3.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
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Holden Calais 1987 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1987 Holden Calais will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Calais spans from 15x6 inches.

Holden Calais Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Sedan 15x6 inches 15x6 inches
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Holden Calais 1987 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1987 Holden Calais are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1722mm x 1366mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Calais 1987 Dimensions  include 1366mm height, 1722mm width, 4766mm length.
Holden Calais Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Sedan 1366x1722x4766 mm 155 mm
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Holden Calais 1987 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1987 Holden Calais is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Calais currently offers fuel consumption from 9.3 to 14L/100km. The Holden Calais is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Holden Calais Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.3L/100km
base Sedan 3.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.3L/100km
base Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10.8L/100km
base Sedan 5.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 14L/100km
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Holden Calais 1987 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Calais here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is the paint in the drain channels on the roof of my 2018 Holden Calais peeling off?

    This is an ongoing concern for owners of cars that were built in places that simply don’t have the UV radiation levels we experience in Australia. And, yes, I know your car is a Holden Calais, but the ZB model you own was actually built in Europe and is a fully imported car. That said, even local car-makers have had an awful time over the years trying to get their paint to last in the Aussie sun.

    However, I don’t believe that a 2018 car should be showing signs of paint degradation this early, so I think you’d have a very chance of making a warranty claim to have the problem put right. Even though Holden no longer exists as a brand, its parent company still has an obligation to provide parts and service (and warranty) for the next few years. That said, there’s not much in it for General Motors to keep you happy as you won’t be a repeat Holden customer (since the brand is gone).

    But it’s definitely worth a try and if you don’t get any satisfaction from head office’s customer service division, I’d be talking to the ACCC (what used to be Consumer Affairs) to see if a resolution can be found. It’s difficult to diagnose problems by remote control, but if the paint is peeling in a very specific section (the drain channels) rather than randomly on the roof, then it would seem as though there might have been a production problem when the roof was painted. If that’s the case, what’s left of Holden should put it right.


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  • What gearbox can I use in my 2007 Holden Calais?

    The five-speed automatic in your Calais is a bit of an odd one, Mark, as it was only used for a handful of years and only in the high-feature 3.6-litre V6. Holden switched the car to a six-speed automatic in September 2009, so technically, that would be possible to fit to your car. As with a lot of these things, however, it’s not as simple as finding a gearbox and bolting it in. Modern engineering dictates that the five-speed and six-speed transmissions, while physically similar, may have featured bigger differences in terms of the information they fed to the car’s on-board computer and the program within that computer that, in turn, told the gearbox what to do next.

    At the very least, you’d need the electronic transmission-control module to make the six-speed work and possibly some changes to sensors and wiring. Even then, you might find that your speedometer needs recalibration. Unlike the good old days when the transmission was simply a set of gears, a modern transmission these days is a much more sophisticated piece of equipment and does a much more complex job.

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  • How much is a used 2006 Holden Calais worth?

    The prices of second-hand cars have sky-rocketed recently due to a lack of supply. People are simply not selling their old cars at the usual rate (as trade-ins and private sales) so the laws of supply and demand apply. That is; more demand plus less supply equals higher prices. This phenomenon has been most strongly felt in the case of locally-made Holdens and Fords, perhaps because of nostalgia and the `they don’t make ‘em any more’ factor. Either way, it’s true that the second-hand Holden Calais that cost $6000 this time last year can be worth almost double that now.

    With just 120,000km showing, your car is a relatively low-mileage example and the fact that it’s a V8 is good news. Beyond that, however, you haven’t given me much to go on. For a start, 2006 was a change-over year for Holden models; the VZ left showrooms and the new VE model entered. The difference between a VZ and VE in price is significant, particularly in V8 form. I’d also need to know whether your car is a Calais V. All those things have a bearing on value.

    For the record, though, a VE Calais sedan in good condition with similar kilometres to yours would probably be advertised for around the $14,000 mark or even more. And that’s almost twice what it was worth just a year ago.

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  • Why is water coming into the passenger side of my 2006 Holden Calais?

    The prime suspect for this is a blocked vent that normally funnels condensation from the air-conditioning system to the outside of the car. If this vent becomes blocked or split, the condensation can enter the cabin. Other possibilities include a damaged heater matrix which can leak coolant into the cabin or a sunroof with blocked drainage channels that can also leak into the vehicle.

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Holden Calais 1987 Towing capacity

The Holden Calais has maximum towing capacity of 1590kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Calais Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base Sedan 3.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
base Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
base Sedan 5.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 1590kg
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