Marvel at the Chevrolet Impala 2-Door Wagon that took nine years to build
Around a decade ago, Minnesota-based shop Show Cars Automotive acquired a 1963 Chevy Impala and undertook its transformation from a four-door wagon into a two-door one. One thing led to another, and the result ended up looking like this.
The team started things off by redesigning the whole upper body of the Impala wagon, sharply slanting the windshield, chopping the roof and coming up with all-new b- and c-pillars. The rear arches disappeared under the bodywork, while the front ones were seamlessly integrated with the engine cowl. The end result is a striking retro wagon sporting a solid metal body with not a weld in sight.
A looks inside reveals a Vintage Air HVAC system, Cadillac Eldorado seats from the early 1960s, and unique, purpose-produced details such as pedals, levers and trim pieces. M&M Hot Rod Interiors draped the cabin in luxury Italian leather finished red.
Power for the restomod comes from a monstrous 8.3-liter V8 dialed up to 608 PS (600 hp / 447 kW). A four-speed automatic sends the torque to the rear end.
The project has already claimed a number of awards, including a Builders category award at SEMA.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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