The restoration job on this Tata Estate has been performed by the owner himself. The quality of the work showcases the extent to which he loves his prized possession.
Tata Estate was the very first attempt of Tata Motors in the passenger car segment. Also, it was the first Indian estate to go on sale. Based on the Telcoline pickup truck’s platform, the Estate was a fairly long car. It also borrowed its look from the Telcoline and Mercedes-Benz W124 Estate. However, Tata Motors pulled the plug on Estate’s production back in 2000. Now, after almost 20 years from discontinuation, the Estate is taking up the status of a rare classic car. Thus, a lot of them can be seen restored to their original form. However, this one here is the cleanest example we’ve ever come across. It has been restored by the owner himself, and craftsmanship deserves some applauds here.
This Tata Estate belongs to Nayan Pramod Patyani, who hails from Mumbai. The car is in its pristine condition. There are no visible dents or scratches on its body shell and no rust spots, either. It has been painted in steel grey colour tone that suits the overall boxy profile of the car. The aftermarket paint jobs are generally a shoddy affair, but it isn’t the case here. The windows gaskets also appear to be replaced with the new ones.
The headlamps, tail lamps, and indicators, now feature a fresh set of glass on them. The ORVMs are new as well. The bumpers are also restored and they are now painted in the same shade as the body shell. However, the Estate came with black coloured bumpers from the factory. The attention to detail seems to have been the key focus of this restoration job. This can be made out by a having a glance at the screws holding the bumpers. They are also painted in the same shade as the car.
The owner has also made sure that the interior is also in picture-perfect condition. The seats have been upholstered in leather and get a black-beige treatment. This theme is also carried over to the door pads. Talking of mechanicals, the Sierra came equipped with a Peugeot sourced 1.9L 4-cylinder diesel engine. The oil burner belted out a peak power output of 68 PS at 4,500 clicks, while the max torque was measured at 118 Nm at 2,500 rpm. The transmission duties on the Estate were performed by a 5-speed manual gearbox.