India is a country where most cars are just a mode of transport. But indeed there exist people in India with deep pockets who go the extra mile and import some unique engineering marvels to India. But at times, things go south, and due to some reason, these cars end up just lying around catching rust. So, let’s put these unlucky rare cars lying rotten across India into the limelight. These are eight of them.

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  1. Subaru Legacy Station wagon

    Subaru Legacy Station Wagon 2
    Subaru Legacy Station Wagon

    Starting the list is the station wagon from the carmaker that never came to the Indian shores, Subaru Legacy. This car never came to Indian; hence the car was a complete import. As of now, the car is sitting somewhere in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. This particular vehicle came with a 1.8-litre engine and an interesting AWD drivetrain.

    Subaru Legacy Station Wagon
    Subaru Legacy Station Wagon
  2. Nissan Cefiro

    Nissan Cefiro
    Nissan Cefiro

    Jumping next, we have a vehicle that is known to be one of the price choices for car tuners in the International market, Nissan Cefiro. One such Cefiro also exists in India. Originally the Nissan Cefiro came with a 202hp motor. But the one here was swapped with a 2JZ engine from the legendary Toyota Supra. The Nissan Cefiro here is capable of generating a peak power of about 900hp. This vehicle is located somewhere in HSR Layout in Bangalore.

    Nissan Cefiro Original Condition
    Nissan Cefiro Original Condition / Image Source (1)
  3. Lexus LS400

    Lexus LS400
    Lexus LS400

    Moving on, the next we have is from the brand owned by Toyota now, Lexus LS400. This vehicle back in the 2000s in India was super rare and was considered one of the utter luxury cars of the country. That said, in the international automotive industry, this marvel was also tested with a new type of Bose suspension. Here in our country, it was just a luxury car. Right now, this car sits somewhere in Ambala.

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  4. Toyota Mark II

    Toyota Mark II
    Toyota Mark II

    One of the cars that are on the list and is super duper rare is the Toyota Mark II. This was one of the go two cars back when it was new. Although Mark II officially never came to Indian, and like the rest of the cars, this is an import. But why go-to car? To begin with, Mark II used to get great luxury features with a very wast tuning potential. Hence it was a vehicle for everyone per se. People say that this vehicle belongs to a restaurant owner in Mumbai. But right now, this sedan is lying catching rust in Sundhudurg district near Amboli Ghat.

  5. Chevrolet Impala

    Chevrolet Impala
    Chevrolet Impala

    Now let’s talk about a famous vintage vehicle that used to roam on the Indian streets about 50-60 years ago, Chevrolet Impala. Impala was one of the muscle cars sold in India, but it never retained its sale. With its iconic looks and a powerful engine (that exhaust note though) of the time, Chevy Impala was one of the favourites of many, it still is. With its owner abandoning it, there exist an Impala sitting cathing rung somewhere in Banglore.

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  6. Toyota Harrier

    Toyota Harrier
    Toyota Harrier

    And yes, the next car on this list indeed is a Toyota Harrier, and no, Toyota didn’t copy the name as it’s an old vehicle. Toyota Harrier is still on sale in the international market, but the one we are after is from early 2000 that was also an import in India. Toyota Harrier, also known as the Lexus RX300, was one of the vehicles with exceptional off-road capability without compromising on the creature comforts on the inside. Still, a Harrier is sitting in abandoned at the Trinity College in Pune.

    Toyota Harrier (Rear)
    Toyota Harrier (Rear)
  7. Land Rover Defender 110

    Land Rover Defender 110
    Land Rover Defender 110

    It’s hard to believe one of the world’s iconic cars is lying still catching rust it is the Land Rover Defender 110. Again this was an import in the country and is located in White Town Tales, Pondicherry waiting to be auctioned or restored back to its glory. Land Rover Defender is known to have been built like a tank and also have exceptional off-road capabilities.

    Land Rover Defender 110 (Rear)
    Land Rover Defender 110 (Rear)
  8. Volkswagen Phaeton

    Volkswagen Phaeton
    Volkswagen Phaeton

    Let’s move on to another BMW, Audi alternative in India, Volkswagen Phaeton. For those who are not aware, Pheaton in India used to sit way above Passat when it was new. Considering the luxury on the inside, Phaeton was a bargain. But considering a VW it was considered a little overpriced. But there still are a handful of them in mint condition, but this one wasn’t lucky. Hence this Phaeton is torrin in Vimannagar, Pune.

    Volkswagen Phaeton
    Volkswagen Phaeton / Cars rotten across India

    So, these were the 8 cars lying still rotting in India. Let us know in the comment section whether you know any of such vehicles.

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