by Mike -
The Iso Grifo is one of the most beautiful cars ever designed, it ranks up there with any car style over the past 50 years. It was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro (of Bertone at the time). He also styled the Iso Rivolta GT, the Bizzarrini GT 5300 and many other cars and is probably the most prolific car stylists in automotive history.
He formed his own company, Italdesign Giugiaro in the late 1960′s and he sold this company to Volkswagen in 2010.
In the early 1960s Iso produced many great car models; they introduced the Rivolta, the Grifo A3/L, which is close to the Grifo shown here in style, and the Grifo A3/C, which eventually became the Bizzarrini GT 5300, all within the span of just a few years. All were powered by Chevrolet Corvette engines and all are fast, fun to drive and reliable.
In What Is Going On With Iso Grifo Demand? I write about the demand for Grifos out stripping the supply and I think this is because car lovers are realizing what a great car the Iso Grifo really is, with a timeless design style and plenty of power that is easy to maintain. Also, it is a comfortable car to drive and to ride in – so my wife loves the Grifo either as a passenger or the driver. Do not discount this as an important factor.
After more than one year of ownership, and many miles of driving, I now know why so many people are after these classics. I have fielded many questions over the past few months about Iso Grifos from car lovers who are either thinking about getting one or who are actively engaged in a search.
If you want to read more about what I have written about Grifos either go to the top right and search for “Iso Grifo” or click “Iso” on the tag cloud on the left.
In this 2:32 video below I go for a drive, turn up the sound or put on headphones and put it on full screen.
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