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HM Contessa

Posted by PS on April 6, 2010 at 2:47 AM Comments comments (8)

The Hindustan Contessa is a model of car manufactured by Hindustan Motors of India, utilizing the tooling of the British 1972-1978 Vauxhall Victor FE/VX series. It was a popular choice for government limousines. It was one of the few Indian manufactured luxury cars in the market in 80's and early 90's. The production of this car was stopped in 2002.

Contessa was introduced to the Indian market in 1983 with the 1.5L BMC B-Series engine that powers the Ambassador in a sli...

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Hindustan Motors History

Posted by PS on April 6, 2010 at 1:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Hindustan Motors is an automobile manufacturer from India. It is part of the Birla Technical Services industrial group. The company was the largest car manufacturer in India before the rise of Maruti Udyog.

It is the producer of the Ambassador car, widely used as a taxicab and as a government limousine. This car is based on the Morris Oxford, a British car that dates back to 1954.

One of the original three car manufacturers in India, founded in 1942 by Mr. B.M. Bi...

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Type Hydraulic, dash mounted, tandem master cylinder with Servo assisted front disc 228.6 mm dia, drums on rear wheels.;

Parking - Rear wheels.;

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Suspension was the major cause of concern in this car. The soft rear Suspension despite giving a good ride had a problem of bottoming out on sharp bumps. The multi-link set up was highly prone for misalignment and changing the suspension arms is still a headache for mechanics.


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Clutch Type- Dry Disc;

Diameter- 215mm;

Gear Box- All synchromesh ; 5 speed gearbox ; including overdrive;

Gear Ratios-

1st - 3.737:1;

2nd - 1.963:1;

3rd - 1.364:1;

4th - 1.000:1;

5th - 0.776:1;

Reverse - 3.402:1;


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Engine (1800 Isuzu)


Type- MPFI with 4 Cylinder OHC;

Fuel- Petrol;

Capacity- 1817CC;

Bore / Stroke- 84/ 82 mm;

Compression Ratio; 8.5 : 1;

Max. Power- 75 HP at 5000 r.p.m.;

Max. Torque- 13.8 Kgm at 3000 r.p.m;

Cooling- Water cooled;