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Old 9th March 2010, 22:11   #91
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What about rims?
and get rid of those fog lamps

Right now i have XYLO rims which will me upgraded to alloys in about 6 month when i get some money

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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
I to still remember the day we got our first conti i has 5 then it was 2nd one and it was converted to diesel it all around 1991

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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.
i was to shocked i tried my level best but they say rules are rules
and yes i will keep the thread updated with wip pics


this pic was taken 2 hour ago and i was heart broken to see Minni in this condition BUT the good news is they found no rust on the car
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Old 11th March 2010, 09:20   #92
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Hey manikjeet,
where did you get that Hindustan logo? searching for it desperately.

Also, i know full body color change is not allowed, but what abt at few places. is it not allowed?
i am getting my car roof and dickey painted this weekend. My car is maroon color and opting for either black or cream. going for MRF paint and getting done by my friend.
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Hey manikjeet,
where did you get that Hindustan logo? searching for it desperately.
Also, i know full body color change is not allowed, but what abt at few places. is it not allowed? i am getting my car roof and dickey painted this weekend. My car is maroon color and opting for either black or cream. going for MRF paint and getting done by my friend.
Hi Sud,
Didnít know you were looking for it desperately. I tried to call you and your phone says "temporarily disconnected". Call me and I will get a new set made for you.
Wonder why MRF?. Also painting your roof "Black" without proper insulation means inviting trouble.
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Old 25th March 2010, 13:56   #94
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Congrats MJ. I always love to see a well maintained Contessa. I have to say that you are taking good care of Minni!
Please do remove those fog lamps. You dont need them and see if u can get the single barrel headlights..they somehow are more appealing to me.
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*BUMP*

@manikjeet : any updates on your conti?
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Also, i know full body color change is not allowed
really ?? i thought you can change the colour if you got it endorsed on the r/c.
havent ever gone through the process so enlighten me. cuz i was thinking of something on those lines
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Car is back on road
drove it yesterday,it goes pretty nicely
manik we need the pics
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Thanks akshay4587 for reminding me about the thread

sorry for the delay i had small fight with the painter
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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
Even Jayalalitha owned one which met with an accident with a truck on the outskirts of Chennai. The car was damaged but the lady was safe and escaped with minor injuries.
Rashtrapati Bhawan till the late 1990's had many black Contessas in the Presidential fleet.

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Thanks akshay4587 for reminding me about the thread
sorry for the delay i had small fight with the painter
The car is now in fine fettle and looks original and great! Brings back nostalgic memories!
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I have a black 1995 Contessa which was originally regitered in Delhi. I wonder if it was on of those presidential fleet cars. Were the cars used by the government uactioned away or sold regularly?
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i doubt they would be sold at all as they were in all probability bulletproof cars. they were surely scrapped
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i doubt they would be sold at all as they were in all probability bulletproof cars. they were surely scrapped
The bullet proof cars might have been scraped but the others used to get auctioned every few years. This used to happen till a few years ago. As of today the Delhi Govt seems to have scrapped all the conti's that they had.
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Thanks akshay4587 for reminding me about the thread

sorry for the delay i had small fight with the painter
The car looks great Manikjit!! great stuff !

Noticed that you have 15' rims (from a xylo) on your car in the last few pictures. It would be great if you share with us how to get these rims to fit on the conti hub.

1. Do the rims have the same offset as the conti. they seem to be sitting more inside the fenders than the normal conti rims

2. what modifications were made on the rim or the hub?

3. how is the high speed feel - any vibrations or wobbling with the new rims and wheels?

4. Any rubbing with the fenders when you turn lock to lock?


How about adding some chrome rings on those wheels. will surely make them stand out.
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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
My friend also said so and the Conti part was the one which made me go see the film. But unfortunately it was not a Conti,read somewhere that it was the last gen of RWD Lancer.
Also dead give away was the LHD steering wheel.
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Guys, there was this very well done up Contessa lying in our society for few years, and lately in a drive to clean up the society of these of unwanted vehicles

amongst many, this Contessa was also taken away by the cops, one other worth noting was a Tata Indigo with alloys and all lcd n stuff at all seats (this vehicle had become a play house for kids)

but it is the contessa I am really sad about, I was actually eying it and was planning to trace the owner, but even before, it was lifted

this, despite I well knew that this clean-up drive was about to happen, but I did not know that this contessa was abandoned
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