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24 Pimp Your Moskvitch

Pimp Your Moskvitch

Posted on May 20, 2011 by team


The Moskvitch-403 is a transition variant between the 407th and 408th. It’s like a new filling in the old body. Hanging pedals, rather than a hole in the floor, a hydraulic clutch and new steering wheel! This model was produced from 1963 to 1965. In total, a little bit more than 105 thousand cars were assembled. And here is one of those rarities that managed to live till nowadays. Its lucky owner got it from his old relative for free. He pimped his ride and now it looks absolutely stunning.

That’s how the car looked 6 years ago.

“The car is in a very good condition,” assured its former owner, an old lady. “Just the driver’s door is not closed thoroughly and some valve’s constantly tapping and that’s all. Actually it’s a very neat and tidy car. You know, a lot of time has already passed since the last time I drove it (since 1979), so you will probably have to pump the wheels a little.”

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24 Responses to “Pimp Your Moskvitch”

  1. ZeroDrop says:

    That’s a really nice work!

  2. DouglasUrantia says:

    Lovely little Soviet ride. What more could you want?

  3. Anon says:

    Well done. Great. Awesome.

    A second life.

  4. Anon says:

    Thank you guys who did this. Saved a historical one from a slow rusty death.

  5. Yojimbo says:

    I have a few restored Datsun Z cars from the 70’s I like to see old cars restored pretty cool.

  6. Musa says:

    He did a great job of restoring it, actually I believe it looks better painted red.

  7. scandiviamosse says:

    That´s a really good example.

    If only I could get my hands on one of those things for a reasonable price.

    That thig is the sort of thing that should never have worked but it still did.

    The sheetwork is thin as the paint on it.

    I don´t want to weld one.

    But it is beautiful. Just look at that cherry pie.

  8. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. Reminds me of the old Ramblers.
    Someone here doesn’t like me and they keep removing my posts, so, adios amigo’s.

  9. putregaiu says:

    how many rubbles would cost him to add a pair of mirrors?

    • Pahelbel says:

      Everything in this car is original except japanese radio and modern speakers, but speakers is hidden and radio is easy to remove. So, original design did not include mirrors.

  10. Dee Ann says:

    What a cute little car! I would love to have this car!

  11. mukmika says:

    Nice restoration job. Reminds me of an old Vauxhall I drove many years ago.

  12. Kirov says:

    Kirov is back.
    Nice post

  13. Jason says:

    Ya this site is no longer what it was.No more claiming first,no more long debates that would continue on for several posts-because every comment awaits moderation now!What has become of englishrussia.com??

  14. Jim-bob says:

    What I find interesting is just how much ground clearance these cars have. They must have been designed for the poor quality rural roads in the farming regions of the times. I think there was also a 4X4 variant of this particular Moskvitch model as well as the more common 2 wheel drive ones.

    I would absolutely LOVE to have an old Soviet car like this and consider it one of my goals in life. I have a thing for the ZAZ 966 and 968 and hope to one day realize my dream of having possibly the only one ever imported to the US.

  15. OLUT says:

    That car is beautiful! He did a great job… want!!!

  16. SOC says:

    well done! Classic NOT plastic…

  17. Sabot says:

    I see that this car has column-shift.What sort of transmission did it employ? 3 speed? 4 speed? Manual overdrive? Or something more unusual?

  18. Red says:

    bloody hell… i want that car… beautiful restoration :O :O

  19. Nelson Jimenez says:

    Este automóvil ruso es la copia exacta del Fiat 1200 italiano.
    Lo copiaron sin ningún remordimiento.

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