My Car Quest

September 19, 2014

I Love The Iso Rivolta GT And You Should Too

by Mike –

I have mentioned before that I think the Iso Rivolta GT is an underrated classic car. I owned an Iso Rivolta GT for nearly two years.

Iso Rivolta GT No. 589 Owned by Adam Bolcs in Hungary

Iso Rivolta GT No. 589 Owned by Adam Bolcs in Hungary

It spent a lot of that time in the shop going through a full mechanical restoration. When I did drive it I was amazed at how quick it was and people on the streets were shocked to hear that beautiful 327 Corvette engine sound coming from what looks like a family car.

People would follow me into a gas station to ask me about the car. At 100 MPH this GT cruises smoothly and comfortably like a modern car.

There were many beautiful examples at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering in August 2012 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Iso GT.

Two My Car Quest readers recently wrote to me and sent in photos of their Iso Rivolta GTs.

From Aldo Gruenblatt in Switzerland

Dear Mike

I am sending you some pictures of my 1964 Iso Rivolta IR300 Chassis No. 303. I bought the car this summer in Luxembourg. This car had a “restoration” in 2000 but there are lots of details to do again…

Best regards from Switzerland,

Aldo

Below are photos supplied by Aldo of his Iso Rivolta GT.

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT dashboard

Iso Rivolta GT

From Kevin Lypka somewhere in the US

Hello Mike,

Thank you for your interest in my Iso. I would have gotten back to you sooner, but after I contacted the Iso club my mechanic and I got the car running so well that I have been enjoying cruising on the weekends. I am sending you some photos.

Thanks, Kevin

Below are photos supplied by Kevin of his Iso Rivolta GT.

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

See all of the photos in the slide show below.

Iso Brochure

Iso Brochure

My thanks to Aldo and Kevin for sharing their stories and photos.


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