Take a look at this well-maintained example of Tata Estate. It is in a pristine condition and looks like as if it has just rolled off the assembly line.
Tata Estate is one of the not-so-famous cars made by Tata Motors. It was introduced in the country in 1992 and was on sale until 2000. It was then discontinued due to poor sales. Based on the Mercedes-Benz’s T2 platform which also underpinned the Sierra, the Estate was a long car. It measured 4,610 mm in length and had a wheelbase of 2,825 mm. Talking of its looks, it had an uncanny resemblance to the Mercedes-Benz E Class station wagon. Some Tata Estate owners did modify their cars with Mercedes-Benz grille to sport a distinctive appeal. However, it is tough to come across a well-maintained example of the Tata Estate now. Nevertheless, we came across one that looks like it just has rolled off the assembly line.
This particular example is a 1992 model and belongs to Aneesh Surendran who hails from Mysore in Karnataka. It can be seen in the pictures that its owner has maintaiend it to look almost new. With the bright red paint scheme, this Tata Estate has been detailed to the core. Interestingly, the owner has not tweaked anything on the outside, except for a roof rack.
It continues to retain its originality with the OEM headlamps, tail lamps, ORVMs, and even wheel caps. However, the owner has upholstered the interior with a dual-tone red-black theme for the seats and door pads. The dashboard of this Estate is free from any sort of dents or scratches. Overall, this Tata Estate looks flawless from the outside and on the inside.
The Estate was offered with a Peugeot-sourced 1.9L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder diesel engine. This oil burner was capable of delivering a peak power output of 67 BHP at 4500 rpm and a max torque of 118 Nm at 2500 rpm. The transmission duties were performed by a G76 5-speed manual gearbox. Sadly, Tata Motors never updated the power plant on the Estate, but the Sierra got a power bump to boast of a peak power output of 87 horsepower. But, Tata Motors offered a bullet-proof version of the Estate for the rich and important people of the country.