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Sep. 30, 2006 - New Contessa Parts(900,1300)
Aug. 16, 2006 - Hino Contessa
May 26, 2006 - MY OLD CAR - HINO CONTESSA 900 1965
March 3, 2005 - I saw several Contessas running around in the capital city of Managua.....
Feb. 27, 2005 - Today I bought a Hino Contessa 1300 PD 200.....
Feb. 22, 2005 - Contessas were a common sight on Israeli roads.....

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Name: barnes ,roger
Address: texas,usa
Subject: Comment
(March. 3, 2005, Message from)

Hi i lived in Nicaragua ,Central America in the 1960s & 1970s ,i remember seeing these fascinating Japanese cars with the engine in the rear & comparing them with Renault 8 & Renault 10 ,never realizing that they were "Japanese Renaults "at least in concept. I saw several Contessas running around in the capital city of Managua, of different years & in good condition as recently as the year 2002 ,the last time i visited that country, testimony of how well built the cars must be.Long Live Contessas ! Thank you for your website.

Sincerely a fan of fine machinery: Roger Barnes.

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(March. 6, 2005, Reply to)

Dear Roger,

Thanks for sending very valuable information. I am site owner and creator for this site as well as Hino Contessa I own that was used by Peter Brock in those days in California.

According the document of Hino I own, Hino exported sizable number of Hino Contessa to Central and South America countries by supporting Hino’s heavy truck agents at those days. It is something 20 - 50 cars to Nicaragua as well as other countries. I attached a copy of Nicaragua dealer with Hino Contessa.

The following is the picture by Columbia guy recently I checked in web site:

http://forums.photobucket.com/showthread.php?s=271208771c91ef4eac248bfc9aa59a77&p=38561#post38561

Also the following is something crazy modification. It seems the location is in USA:

http://datsun510.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1397&size=big&papass=&sort=1

Again thanks for the information and I expect to see the picture is you have with next trip.

Very Sincerely,

Satoshi Ezawa