Here's a neatly restored Contessa with a sunroof. and dual-tone paint scheme with striking blue and white shade.
Hindustan Motors Contessa is the nearest Indian audience could get to a muscle car in the early 90s. It was based on the 1976 Vauxhall Victor. The car is still loved by the Indian audience for its hunched up stance and timeless design. Modifiers and patrons across the country keep working on the Contessa to satiate their thirst of driving one in pristine condition. We came across one such example while scrolling through our social media feed. Here’s a neatly restored Contessa by Justin M. Thomas. It has been immaculately resorted and even features some subtle modifications to look classier. However, our favourite bit is the sunroof. This is, in all probability, the only Contessa with a sunroof.
This HM Contessa stays true to the iconic design but now comes painted in a shade of blue for the lower half of the body, while the pillars and roof are painted in white. The front facet resembles the original Contessa with the restyled retro-themed bumper finished in chrome.
It also gets a chrome-finished radiator grille. The headlamps are aftermarket units and feature corona rings. Looking at it from the sides reveal the deep-dish alloy wheels. The love from bling can be seen in the form of chrome-finished door handles and ORVMs. The changes are minimal on the rear facet. It gets a steel bumper and aftermarket tail lamps at the rear to gel well with the front facet of the car.
On the sides, this Contessa gets deep-dish alloy wheels
HM Contessa was offered with 2 engine options – one petrol and one diesel. The petrol unit displaced 1817 cc via 4 cylinders placed right next to each other in an inline-4 configuration. The water-cooled MPFI unit whipped out 85 HP and 135 as its peak power output. The diesel engine, on the other hand, displaced 1995 cc to belt out 55 HP and 107 Nm as its rated output. Both the engines were offered with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. However, which one of these two engine powers this particular Contessa is not known.