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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 12th December 2006, 10:36   #76
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I agree, the Isuzu 1.8 is good, but looks puny in that huge engine bay. Look for something bigger.
I once saw a Conty with an inline-6 engine in Kamlesh's garage in Chennai. Don't remember make of engine though .

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Old 13th December 2006, 19:34   #77
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Not really a muscle car but how about this...

A 118NE Glossy black paint, bling rims wrapped with low profile rubber. dark tints...

not too sure what can be done about the engine but that car would look killer...
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Old 13th December 2006, 20:18   #78
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I am not sure abt the Premium padmini and the 118 NE, but i can bet that the Contessa and the Standard 2000 ( which i beleive is a muscle car ) can do wonders if they can hit the road again after some strong works on them......
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premier padminis / 1100Ds do qualify as muscle cars IMO. Padminis were used in races in India during 80s and some of them were definitely show stoppers. But the conty definitely comes @ No.1.




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Old 12th January 2007, 14:58   #80
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In India FE is king. When I tell anyone my Petra returns an FE of 9.5, the next question I face is - Why did you buy it then? A muscle car can not perform better than that. So, maybe a niche market exists for Muscle cars in India, but mainstream? A big no.
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Old 12th January 2007, 15:58   #81
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I have fond memories of my NE118 as i loved its solid built, great ride and smooth Nissan engine. ya there were certain niggling electrical and mechanical issues with the car but otherwise a great car of its times.

Yes, i would love to see it with a much powerfull Nissan engine.
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Old 18th January 2007, 15:22   #82
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I think that STD2000 was a good performance car but sure it was a notorious gas-burner. It drinks like 1ltr in 10mins irrespective of the speed.
Another one is premier padmini. It sounds great especially with a freeflow and some minor tweaks. INDIAN MUSCLES... a great topic.
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Old 9th April 2007, 11:46   #83
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Hi Dev,
This is madjack here from mumbai. I am very interested in your project. I am from mumbai, where are you from? I saw the posts pretty late, so am not sure whats the status is on this. If its not too much to ask, can you pls update me on this? i have been toying with a similar idea for long now. My cell no is 9821211073. Call me or give me yours.

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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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Old 9th April 2007, 15:26   #84
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Contessa may be ok for Indian buyers.. but NE and Padmini looks cheap..
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@madjack,

I havent yet been able to convince my dad for it. The concept of buying a used car turns him off. HOpefully (keeping my fingers crossed.)
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Contessa may be ok for Indian buyers.. but NE and Padmini looks cheap..

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
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i cant believe there are other people in this country who actually love the cars that i would die for
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I don't think the HM Contessa with a puny 1.8L engine could be considered a muscle car. It sure looks like one, but doesn't have the grunt.

You need to have at least a V6 if not a small block V8 in the Contessa to make it qualify as a proper muscle car.
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Perhaps someone can buy an old Indian car and homebrew an electric car (a la the Tesla) with laptop batteries and electric motors?
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