13 A Restored Chevrolet Impala in Moscow Russia

A Restored Chevrolet Impala in Moscow Russia

Posted on October 31, 2018 by tim


This old Chevy has a rich history. It was brought to Russia back in Soviet times by a Belgian diplomat. Then it was discarded and stayed somewhere in Moscow suburbs for years. Then, bought back in 2008 and then meticiously restored back to life. And here how it was:

This was a condition when it was acquired.

However the car had all original inner parts intact – the 6 cylinder 4.1 liter engine, 3-gear automatic transmission etc.

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13 Responses to “A Restored Chevrolet Impala in Moscow Russia”

  1. Reed says:

    I had a 250 in a 67 Chevy pickup. Not a barn burner but they sure do sound nice. 1-5-3-6-2-4 best firing order ever. Car looks good too!

  2. OldBikr says:

    Now all you need is a 454 ls motor and a Hurst four speed manual tranny. It is a really well done piece of work. I am surprised to see a three speed manual with a 250 cubic inch straight six. Normally these were equipped with a 350 cubic inch motor and a three speed automatic tranny. Over the years they were equipped with just about every motor Chevy made. My brother had one with a 396 cubic inch motor and a manual four speed transmission. It was a brutally fast vehicle, topping out at over 150 mph in a straight away.

  3. Douglas says:

    Considering the conditions they have to work in, the Russians are so good at these restorations. Many cars that are junked in the west are beautifully repaired in Russia. Most impressive.

    • Douglas says:

      The Russian restorers have a lot of patience. If it takes many months they don’t care. In the west people are in a hurry to finish. I admire their skills and relaxed attitude.

  4. Bill says:

    Fantastic restoration on a true classis. Hats off to the people that did this. Got to be a real head turner cruising a Moscow street.

  5. OldBikr says:

    What I meant to say is that getting a Chevelle with a straight six is kind of unusual. In the US it was normal to find them with a 350 v8 and an automatic transmission. My Chevy TrailBlazer has the straight six motor with fuel injection and it is rated for 250 horsepower from the factory. Chevy calls this straight six 4.2 liter or 4200 in their literature. This straight six motor is very durable and is often found in industrial/agricultural equipment. It is not unusual to see it last well over a quarter of a million miles in normal usage. This car’s restoration is a fine example of patient careful workmanship. This particular Chevy could do well in car shows anywhere.

  6. Carlos Tataru says:

    Now we need the russian equivalent of Sam and Dean to drive the impala :).

  7. Muzzlehatch says:

    The Impala was the top of the line of the full-size Chevys and usually came standard in the US with a small V-8. The Biscayne and BelAir models on the low end had the six and three-on-the-tree. Export models like this one had the six because of the lack of high-octane in some places.

  8. Richard S says:

    Good job!

  9. Peter Nebelung says:

    Sweet! I learned to drive in one of these, but mine had a 396 V-8. Always did like the lines of that model.

  10. jeff says:

    I had a 67 Impala with a 327 small block v8 and a 3 speed automatic on the column. I haven’t seen one with a 250 before.

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