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The validation of "L" (J)
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The validation of "GR100" engine (Continued)
Think in the Contessa 900 Sprint
Nissan GTP and Hino Contessa
A lessen learned from old age married couple at Denver, Colorado in U.S.A
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Contessa Sprint (J)
Contessa Sprint - 2 (J)
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A topic about Hino Commerce (J)
Comparison with Renault
Contessa appears in R&T magazine!
The fragrance of Contessa (J)
Contessa Owners in those days - The resistance to boredom
Renault Hino 4CV Special in Japan
A letter from Bogota, Colombia (2012.6.10)
A Memory of Hino Contessa Club (J)

Comparison with Renault - Hino Contessa 1300 Sedan

Today, a friend and I compared his 1968 Renault R10 with my 1967 Contessa. My friend, Mark Bird has completed a world class full restoration on his Renault and it is in new condition. We drove each other's cars and took some photographs at a local aerodrome.

We came to some conclusions: the Renault has the better seats, brakes and maybe slightly lighter and faster steering. The Hino has a better clutch, gear change, engine torque and aerodynamics.

Both cars are quite different in character, but the common heritage can be felt. It was a most interesting comparison.


(Maurice. Davin, West Australia, 2006.10.1 (Original))