1967 Iso Grifo - Series 1

VIN: GL740.157

I am a big fan of Giugiaro's designs and had always wanted an Iso Grifo. There is something about the shape of the car that I always found appealing. The Grifo has a chassis designed by Bizzarrini and a very reliable (and easy to get parts) Chevy Corvette power plant.

This particular car spent most of its life in California and has a very nice rust free body. This is important as Grifos are know for rust problems. I recently had the car repainted Azzurro Metallizzato which was one of the colors Iso offered. The seat fronts and carpets have been redone but mostly everything else in the interior is original.


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The previous owner spent quite a bit of time and money having the engine and suspension rebuilt and there are receipts which detail the work done. It has the factory installed optional AC which works great with the upgraded rotary compressor. Previous owner added an electric power steering which makes the car really easy to steer. Overall I am very impressed with how the car drives. It is one of those cars where departing from 100% originality has actually made a great improvement in the driving experience. This is a car you can take anywhere, sit in traffic on a hot day and not have to worry.

It participated in the 2021 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, which is a 1,600 mile drive, over 9 days, from Seattle to Monterey. Once in Monterey the car was shown at The Quail and Concorso Italiano, where it won best Iso/Bizzarrini.

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