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Old 6th November 2009, 16:03   #76
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@funkykar: Would you mind checking with this guy who has listed the below thread on orkut? The location is Pondi I guess. Also, you can consider joining this group on orkut, they keep on posting about Contessa's for sale: Orkut Contessa Group

The advert on orkut:

1988 Contessa For Sale

1988 Contessa Classic 1.8GL
Isuzu Petrol - 85000 Kms Run
Front & Rear - New Tyres - 175/70R13 - Pirelli P400Aqua - 100% Treadlife
All Mechanicals - Brakes, Carburettor, Engine, Clutch, Gearbox, Suspension, Electricals - Looked after with an intention to Retain the car, not readied for sale, pls note.
Exterior - Still in the Original Coat of Paint, With Small Scratches, Dents, But nothing serious. An Overcoat of OE colour will surely make heads turn...
Except some bubbles in doors, no rust in underchassis or interiors
Pondicherry Registration - 2nd Owner - RC Valid till 22/08/2012 - Insurance(Third Party) Valid for the Next One Year
Interiors Need New Seat Fabric, Only AM/FM/Stereo Cassette Player
Power Windows, Central Locking -
Airconditioner - Compressor Serviced, Chills in 10 Mins
Highway - 13kmpl/ City - 10kmpl - Always with a/c on
Even the Nikki Carb - Completely tuned, you should see the car idling to believe my say...

Any Offers around 80,000 - will be appreciated.
Estimate of Expenses : Painting - 2k - 12k, New Interior - 6k, Rubber Beadings, Parts, etc - 5k, Total 23k needed to make this car truly a head turner, gleam with originality...

Only Serious Contessa Lovers - Phone or email me : 9092549092/kulasekarant@gmail.com


EDIT: And what do you know! It's already listed here in the Classifieds section: 1988 Contessa 1.8GL

And found this one list in that section too, in Bangalore: Bang Contessa

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Old 6th November 2009, 16:07   #77
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Thanks a lot for the lightening response. Never seen a clearer ad than this. I will join the forum and keep a look out for one in Bangalore.
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Old 10th November 2009, 16:31   #78
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@hillram: thanks, yes, its the stock color.

@funkykar: check out in cartradeindia.com , there are two cars, one diesel 1988 model from hassan, another 1996 1.8Gl from hyd and this is really a gud condition.
also, there are two cars with a dealer in shivajinagar gujari who brought it from auction on sept month, he quotes 35-40k plus extra 20k for documentation as tax needs to be paid.
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It has almost been 11 months and the car has been made mechanically fit and its runs like a dream.
Did a patiala up down and its easily did 130+( did have confident to push "minni" more) it even give a corolla a very good chase

Things done

1 all oils were changed and proper tune up was done
2 new oem fuel pump was fitted
3 tires were replaced with the correct size ones
4 battery was changed to a Bosch 65amp one
5 lights were changed to double barrel ones
6 all the electrical system were checked and new oem fuse box installed
7 the interiors was stripped and cleaned and rusting problem was stop to some extent
8 new rear view mirrors


I.C.E

Got a JVC dvd player and alpine speaker and alpine (fake) amp and sony 12" sub. will be putting a dash mounted screen soon

Things to be done

getting new mahinder xylo rims (already test fitted and works great)

full body painting(need colour suggesting and replacing front floor boards)

and 15" yoko a drives 205 60 r15

now the pics
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colour suggestion : purple. something like this.
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This is a nice colour but if its going to be purple it would the one offered on civic

but how will matt black with chrome bumpers look
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I am in process in collecting accessories and trims for my soon to be commencing restoration / customizing of my conti
i would like to gather information regarding these hub caps will they look good on a conty with 205 55 r15 tires

help me decide and i am open to suggestions help me bhpians
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Noooooooooo
find some nice alloys for her
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Noooooooooo
find some nice alloys for her
sure bro as soon as i get some money for sure


now my car is finally going for paint tomorrow so i need to decide which rear will look good ASAP

help me out please( pics taken from falcon garage)
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Just came back after giving my car to the painter will upload the deconstruction pic later in the day
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So what color did you decide? I like the purple posted above but slightly darker to make is sober.
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So what color did you decide? I like the purple posted above but slightly darker to make is sober.
i also choose the purple which was available on the civic but the Chandigarh RTO is not letting me change the color of the car so i now have to play with some shade of white have decide off white the one available on the corolla but without the metallic part ( in Chandigarh metallic part also has to registered on the RC)

some WIP pics( pics taken with E51 so they are of poor quality)
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What about rims?
and get rid of those fog lamps
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Still remember those days when this car was introduced, we waited hours at the local dealership to see the car in flesh
those who 've seen twenty-twenty malayalam movie will not forget the contessa used to transport super star Mamooty
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Oh thats very weird thing, that color change is not allowed. White looks good and the shade you chose is reliable and safe shade for the car. Do keep us posted as the work progress.
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