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.