Bearing close resemblance to Lamborghini's Miura, and created by one of the most renowned automotive designers of all time, Giotto Bizzarrini, the Iso Rivolta Grifo released in 1963 could be one of the best 1960's super cars you've never heard of.
Leaving the Iso production line on 12th September 1972, chassis number 387 was delivered new in June of 1973 to Mario Zappa, residing on the banks of picturesque Lake Como, Italy. George Clark (member of the U.S Iso & Bizzarrini club) owned the car from 1982 until 1994 during which time it was kept in tempered storage.
Then purchased in 1994 by its first and only Australian owner with 45,000 kms on the odometer, this Iso Grifo was subject to light refurbishment and conversion to right hand drive, and at this time an original Iso ZF power steering system was also installed.
The refurbishment involved a bare metal re-paint to Ferrari Rosso Corsa as well as a re-trim of interior carpets and Black Connolly leather hide seats, door cards and dash. The engine was also inspected achieving perfect leak down tesst and compression ratings with minimal wear.
Across the last 22 years with the current owner the car has travelled just 11,000 kms and benefits from uprated air-conditioning and engine cooling with an alloy radiator and modern electric fans, refurbished suspension as well as a re-conditioned brake lines and calipers combining to deliver a spine tingling drive.
Presenting in outstanding condition both inside and out this very original Iso Grifo still carries its original Campangolo alloys, timber steering wheel and factory turquoise instrumentation. Sitting within the cockpit feels extra special.
Also available with the car is the original left hand drive steering column and pedal assembly.
Every inch of the Iso Grifo was engineered to excite, from the curvaceous design to the tarmac scorching performance and this stunning example carries the tradition proudly.
Presenting a rare opportunity to invest in a piece of Italian motoring history, the only way is up for this unique classic with excellent provenance.