The boys at BigDaddyCustoms are on the front page again, impressing us with yet another custom creation.

BigDaddyCustoms Dark Knight frontBigDaddyCustoms Dark Knight rear

After presenting replicas of a Ford Mustang Eleanor and a Range Rover Evoque, the talented chaps have brought forward a Chevrolet Camaro replica based on the ‘Indian Muscle Car.’

That’s right, we’re talking about the HM Contessa!

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The HM Contessa is the most revered car in the Indian automotive scene. For our international audience, the HM Contessa is a GM Vauxhall Victor FE which was licensed to Indian auto maker Hindustan Motors so that it can be sold in India. It may look like a muscle car but it ain’t got no small block Chevy. It has a 1.8L Isuzu engine which generates a modest 75 horsepower.

BigDaddyCustoms Dark Knight grillBigDaddyCustoms Dark Knight tail lamps

The custom Contessa project is christened as ‘The Dark Knight’. BigDaddyCustoms tells us that the custom job includes –

  • Horizontal spokes muscle grille
  • Electric shutter operated headlamps
  • Double barrel hood air dam
  • Fender air vents
  • Retro door mirrors
  • Trunk spoiler
  • LED tail lamps
  • Rear garnish bazel
  • Retro rear bumper
  • Wide tyres on original matt black rims with nickeled caps
  • Rubber-free, silicon-pasted front and rear windscreens
  • Interiors finished in black matte and brushed grey cotswool
  • Free flow exhaust system

Head to BigDaddyCustoms Facebook page to see some more images of the Dark Knight and please show them some appreciation.

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  • Nirmal Kumar

    Hi I have 1997 model contessa, I would like to modify my car like yours, how much cost u spend and how long it will take to complete.

  • sri

    I’am ready to give my Maruthi 800 to see some output with a sporty Razer looks on that small razer !! is BigDaddycustoms ready to pick ??

  • Suhail Sood

    No free flow exhaust in the pic

    • http://indianautosblog.com Kaustubh Shinde

      Try their facebook gallery. There are many more pics there :)


    great effort ….

  • michael

    excellent work ! fr and rear look good. Rear hind quarter looks a bit like the donor contessa. Overall nice effort.