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Old 4th June 2009, 09:18   #91
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Thanks Miyer. I guess buying a Contessa (or any other classic) will have to be put on hold, at least for the time being. I need a regular car for the monsoons. As of only I have my hands tied with my bullet

I shall follow this thread and let you know when I buy a Contessa.

Good luck you guys.
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Old 16th July 2009, 14:48   #92
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Hi Miyer,I actually PM'ed you today for assistance since I'm interested to by a Petrol Conti. I'm a khaitan fan of conti & would like to own one.Please help.
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Old 31st July 2009, 16:11   #93
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Exclamation How much for a used 1994 HM Contessa?

Hello everyone!

I have been looking for a well maintained HM Contessa.. Came across a internet ad that quoted 1.5L for a 1994 HM Contessa.

Spoke to the owner, The final price could be maximum reduced to around 1.25L and i hope the registration / transfer of ownership fees would be extra.

It is a 1994 CONTESSA CLASSIC 1.8 GL, with a Petrol Engine and it has been modified to look like a Mercedes E190.. Only One owner., clear titles., 4 New Tyres, Clean Interiors and it has run 80,000 Kilometers Since 1994.

Attached a couple of pics of the car..

The car is currently located in Mysore and would possibly go and check the car by another few weeks.. So, is the 1.5L worth for the car? Need your inputs / suggestions on deciding the buy.

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Old 31st July 2009, 16:32   #94
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This car looks good (mercessa Merc+contessa)..

But definetely not worth 1.25L for a 1994 Contessa.
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40k? Thats what sankar paid for one two years back
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Old 31st July 2009, 16:47   #96
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40k? Thats what sankar paid for one two years back
the above thing looks to be in good condition so lets make it 50k.

And not a single penny beyond 50k no matter what.
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Old 31st July 2009, 16:50   #97
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Oh yes.. have seen the advt you are talking about.. '94 Contessa for 1.25L is way too much man! I would say not more than 60K (telling you as per the exterior condition of the car)

Any performance mods done by the owner?
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who would pay 1.25L to be seen in this?
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Old 31st July 2009, 16:56   #99
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This car looks good (mercessa Merc+contessa)..

But definetely not worth 1.25L for a 1994 Contessa.
Thanks! I knew 1.25L wasnt the price and hence the thread

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40k? Thats what sankar paid for one two years back
I dont think the owner would agree for that price. He mentions that it was maintained well all through the years and calls it a VIP Car

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the above thing looks to be in good condition so lets make it 50k.

And not a single penny beyond 50k no matter what.
Thanks! Would speak to the owner when i check the car in person!

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Oh yes.. have seen the advt you are talking about.. '94 Contessa for 1.25L is way too much man! I would say not more than 60K (telling you as per the exterior condition of the car)

Any performance mods done by the owner?
No. Only external modifications, just to make the car look like a Mercedes E190 and no performance upgrades.

As per the owner, he has spent about 70,000 Rs. for repainting / denting., 4 new tyres. And that's why he quotes around 1.25L where as every other ad on the internet quotes only around 50 - 60k.
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Take a mechanic to inspect, max 50K if exceptional or simply walk off...

Pros - Exceptional ride quality
Cons - poor turning radius (best driver driven), low FE, spares are expensive and difficult to source (remember someone who machined a crankshaft 5 yrs back)

Be prepared to live with the car off the road longer than OTR... will suit your signature... lol, just kidding, no offence!
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1.25 lacs for a '94 contessa??
Avoid this car, Also its moded + painted so do check out if the car ever met with any big damage.

As said above, 60k is ok for such an old contessa + include max.10-20k for modifications.

So I would suggest you try to negotiate and take the deal below 1lac.

Even my 7 years old M800's value is now just 90k and how can its owner ask 1.25lacs for it?



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is this car by any chance a kerala registered car.?
if so,then I know this car.
also it is always advisable to stay from modded cars.
pristine single owner contessa classics in kerala,sell for rs.50000/-
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Old 31st July 2009, 17:22   #103
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No. Only external modifications, just to make the car look like a Mercedes E190 and no performance upgrades.

As per the owner, he has spent about 70,000 Rs. for repainting / denting., 4 new tyres. And that's why he quotes around 1.25L where as every other ad on the internet quotes only around 50 - 60k.
If you really really wish to buy this car, I would suggest take a mechanic and show him the car. Take a test drive and see that all the papers are intact.

About the money he invested on the car, in 'Pic 2' I don't see that the tyres are new! And if at all he has bought it wouldn't cost more than 20K.. I don't know where did he put the rest of 50k!!!

My suggestion is to forget this one and search for other Contis, you will get a better deal!!

Edit: You on Orkut? You can join these communities, they often post it if someone has a Conti for sale.

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Old 31st July 2009, 18:06   #104
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who would pay 1.25L to be seen in this?
Do you mean investing so much on a Contessa is not worth it?

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Take a mechanic to inspect, max 50K if exceptional or simply walk off...

Pros - Exceptional ride quality
Cons - poor turning radius (best driver driven), low FE, spares are expensive and difficult to source (remember someone who machined a crankshaft 5 yrs back)

Be prepared to live with the car off the road longer than OTR... will suit your signature... lol, just kidding, no offence!
Thanks for those inputs! Would take a mechanic along when i check out the car.

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1.25 lacs for a '94 contessa??
Avoid this car, Also its moded + painted so do check out if the car ever met with any big damage.

As said above, 60k is ok for such an old contessa + include max.10-20k for modifications.

So I would suggest you try to negotiate and take the deal below 1lac.

Even my 7 years old M800's value is now just 90k and how can its owner ask 1.25lacs for it?



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Yeah, I am trying to bring the price down., Below 1L., and if the Mechanic says Yes'., then i would get the car.. Else just ignore and look for a better car

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is this car by any chance a kerala registered car.?
if so,then I know this car.
also it is always advisable to stay from modded cars.
pristine single owner contessa classics in kerala,sell for rs.50000/-
No. The Car is registered in Mysore and Is in Mysore ever since 1994!

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If you really really wish to buy this car, I would suggest take a mechanic and show him the car. Take a test drive and see that all the papers are intact.

About the money he invested on the car, in 'Pic 2' I don't see that the tyres are new! And if at all he has bought it wouldn't cost more than 20K.. I don't know where did he put the rest of 50k!!!

My suggestion is to forget this one and search for other Contis, you will get a better deal!!

Edit: You on Orkut? You can join these communities, they often post it if someone has a Conti for sale.

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Yes, I would do just that. For now, My mechanic's words would mean more to me

And yeah.. Thanks for the Orkut links., should really help!
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Also, Those ORVMs looks like taken from an 800.



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