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    Hino Contessa 900 Sprint





    What can you tell me about this beauty? Is there any literature available?

    Thanks

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    Italian styling?
    The front looks very much like the Fiat 850 Coupe

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    Naturally I had to find one with fender mirrors.. :lol: here it is:



    Oh infos and brochures here http://www.hinosamurai.org/Contents/cars/cars_e.html

    You'll need to translate the page though. Please do so and summarize it for me :lol:

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    Thanks for the links! Here are some copy/pastes.









    http://www.hinosamurai.org/Contents/...INT_900_e.html

    There were only a few made. It was acclaimed in a 1963 magazine, and then featured in a 1990 nostalgic car magazine.

    The car they speak of does run, but needs a lot of work to get it in good running condition.

    They use a lot of useless metaphors and personal anecdotes; it's really fluffy writing. Example:

    It is an earl woman of our admiration is beautiful and cheerful, not an earl woman of the heavy makeup that grew old that legs were enfeebled.
    From another page:












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    Does the 1300 version share the same body?

    This car doesn't look Japanese at all. To me at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharmCos
    This car doesn't look Japanese at all. To me at least.
    Styled by Michelotti, I would say not. :mrgreen:

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    This is really rad! I thought I'd seen it all!

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