25-year old Tata Estate beautifully restored and brought back to life [Video]

We do not get stations wagons in India anymore but there was a time when some manufacturers introduced stations wagons in our country but unfortunately, they did not sell well. One such manufacturer was Tata Motors, which launched a station wagon called Estate. It was on sale from 1992 to 2000. Now, you don’t see many examples of Tata Estate on our roads. Here, we have a video in which we get to see a walkaround video of a 25-year old Tata Estate that has been recently restored.

The video is uploaded on YouTube by RP Tech Tour. The Estate that we see in the video is a 1995 model. The car looks great considering it is more than 25 years old. If you would notice, Estate comes with the old Tata logo. It has straight lines that form a “T” and there is “Tata Engineering” written on it as well.

The Estate is finished in a bright red paint shade with black bumpers. We believe that the vehicle was repainted recently considering there is no sign of any rusting or any scratches or dents despite the vehicle being so old.

25-year old Tata Estate beautifully restored and brought back to life [Video]

The headlamps, turn indicators, badges, tail lamps seems like have been restored and are original. It must have been difficult for the person to source so many original parts. On the sides, there are the same 15-inch steel wheels but they now get wheel covers.

The interior also seems like it has been restored. We can see a glimpse of the cabin in the video. We can see the cloth or vinyl seats and blacked-out cabin. The dashboard has a very simple layout just like we have seen on old Tata SUVs. There is a two-spoke steering wheel that was also shared with other Tata vehicles.

By today’s standards, the Estate might look bare bone but for the time when it was launched, it was considered feature-packed. Estate came with power steering, power windows, tachometer, factory-fitted cassette player and much more.

It was based on Tata’s X2 platform that was also used for other vehicles like Sierra, Telcoline, Sumo and the Safari. Using the same platform saved Tata Motors a lot of money.

It came with a 1.9-litre, naturally-aspirated diesel engine that produced 67 bhp of max power and 118 Nm of peak torque. It came mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that transferred the power to the rear wheels only. The engine was sourced from Peugeot. Estate had a top speed of 113 kmph.

The kerb weight of the Tata Estate was 1,640 kgs. It had a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres. Estate measured 4,625 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width and a height of 1,610 mm. It had a wheelbase of 2,825 mm. It is said that the design of the Estate was inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s Station Wagon.

Initially, the Estate faced many issues with electricals, suspensions, there was the problem of high fuel consumption etc. But Tata Motors was able to fix most of them in the later batches.