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View Poll Results: Indian muscle......rock a rolla......or dubba bumba?????
Indian muscle cars with proper backing will be a hit 120 77.42%
No Indian muscle cars dont have a space in India anymore. 35 22.58%
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Old 18th January 2006, 05:58   #16
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s2000,contessa,ambassador,padmini,118ne,Old Austin models,Morris models or any other classic.

The main thing is who will bell the cat???

I am still some months away from starting my project on the contessa. Its been long in the making.


who else is serious about this IDea?

IT would be fun seeing Skoda RS,SOnata,Mondeo, Lancer,CIty,Baleno and palio drivers dissapointed by being beaten from an old car.LOL
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Old 18th January 2006, 12:59   #17
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The standard 2000 had an awful 4 speed locally designed transmission and had an outdated Vanguard engine which made its debut in 1948, had twin carbs. The engine capacity was 1991 c with 83bhp@4250 rpm and weighed around 1335kg's if I am not mistaken.
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Old 20th January 2006, 07:14   #18
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The standard 2000 had an awful 4 speed locally designed transmission and had an outdated Vanguard engine which made its debut in 1948, had twin carbs. The engine capacity was 1991 c with 83bhp@4250 rpm and weighed around 1335kg's if I am not mistaken.
Not much info about the standard2000. but I am sure the engine bay in the contessa nad fiat models is big enough to take a bigger engine.
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Old 21st January 2006, 02:37   #19
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I am big fan of Contessa want to know that is it still on sale.

Until recently the car was available on custom order basis. But now it has been completely discontinued.

but a used contessa in the best condition with

PU seats (I dunno what it is but HM has it marketed a lot on the website)
A/c
Powersteering
Power windows
central locking
1.8 isuzu 75hp petrol
twin headlight which really give the contessa a muscle car charm.

the price that the guy at HM quoted was 30-50K and I found a diesel when I was on the project from 35K negotiable.
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Old 27th January 2006, 00:20   #20
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I would really like to see the Padmini kick Maruti zen's, esteem's and Baleno's ass. Hehehehehehe
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Old 27th January 2006, 00:50   #21
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Until recently the car was available on custom order basis.
they also had it up on their HM Ambassador website but it has been taken off now.

was just wondering how the HM Avigo would do with a flat-6 or a 8-cyl small block.

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But now it has been completely discontinued.
are you sure about this? i've sent a letter off to HM but haven't recd a reply yet. lets see what happens.

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they also had it up on their HM Ambassador website but it has been taken off now.

was just wondering how the HM Avigo would do with a flat-6 or a 8-cyl small block.


are you sure about this? i've sent a letter off to HM but haven't recd a reply yet. lets see what happens.

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I am sure its been discontinued with the tata cars taking HM contessa's place.

I am mulling on 3 projects.

modify a petrol indigo (ok now its here because its an Indian car)
modify a contessa 1.8
modify a lancer 1.5/1.8

this is what people call "spoilt for choice"
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Old 4th February 2006, 04:19   #23
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an idea of how a contessa may look if modified as A muscle car.This one is the Vauxhall Victor Drag racer.
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Go for contessa, devarshi. It will be the most novel and interestin option!!
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Honestly, I am thinking on this one very seriously.

The last time I was about to start the project, I landed in Toronto. All the research was done except for a new engine(I was mulling on modification of the same Izusu engine)


I hope I get it done this time around.

even the total cost came to a modest 2.0 lacs with the car.

My only confusion is that I have not seen any such muscle car turned contessas around.

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hey devarshi are u serious man 35-50 k onlyy ?
i always wanted a contesa..am planning to sale my esteem for abt 70k..can u give me any details of these contesa??
and is it in good condition?
i wud have total about 70k..so 35-45k for car and rest to mod it !
man can u help me?
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karizma_devil, these days 35 - 50K for a Conti is a lot of money. 25 - 35K is more appropriate. Remember, the car has been discontinued.
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hey devarshi are u serious man 35-50 k onlyy ?
i always wanted a contesa..am planning to sale my esteem for abt 70k..can u give me any details of these contesa??
and is it in good condition?
i wud have total about 70k..so 35-45k for car and rest to mod it !
man can u help me?
Ya Buddy, Aditya is right. For the best maintained contessa you should not give out more than 35. This price includes

a powerful a/c
power windows
Central locking
Power steering &
big 1.8L Isuzu engine

I asked for a contessa at the HM dealership itself so the price is 100% right.

let me know if you need more info.
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hey devarshi are u serious man 35-50 k onlyy ?
i always wanted a contesa..am planning to sale my esteem for abt 70k..can u give me any details of these contesa??
and is it in good condition?
i wud have total about 70k..so 35-45k for car and rest to mod it !
man can u help me?
Buddy,

If ur thinking about a contessa... u have got to realise that ur taking something that will demand a lot of loving care and attention... It will be a totally different ownership experience when compared to ur esteem.

If u do go in for it, it'll be great having another contessa owner around!!!

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Sooo pretty ID. thanks you made my day. sooo pretty. wonder what the FE is?
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