by Mike –
A 1967 Iso Grifo was recently sold at the RM auction in London.
It sold at the top of the estimate range for a net £156,800 ($247,000 US) (186,106 Euro) including the buyers premium.
When you add the 5% import duty to the price the cost to the new owner is £164,640 ($259,350 US) (195,411 Euro).
This is a further indication of how Iso Grifo prices are continuing to climb. This Grifo is in average condition based on the photos and a report from someone who saw it in person.
Assuming that the mechanical condition is consistent with the rest of the car then I think this is a condition 3 car based on the definitions in the “Hagerty Price Guide” which places a value of $209,000 US on a condition 3 1967 Iso Grifo – 15.4% below the actual price paid not including the import duty.
300 bhp, 327 cu. in. Chevrolet V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, de Dion rear axle with longitudinal and transverse links and coil springs, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,500 mm
* Offered from the collection of a gentleman
* A rare, limited production Italian-American sports car
* One of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s earliest automotive designs
The 1969 Iso Grifo GL offered today features Chevrolet’s famed 327-cubic inch V-8, which puts out 300 horsepower. The car’s silver finish accentuates its distinctive Bertone lines, and the black leather interior presents nicely, showing wear commensurate with the car’s age. The elegant wood-trimmed instrument panel remains in good condition, as does the sporty three-spoke, wood-rimmed steering wheel. This example comes to the sale from a sizable collection of collector cars, where it was kept in good company.
Please note that this vehicle will be sold on a Bill of Sale with cancelled registration documents. It is not EU taxes paid but is eligible for import into the UK at a reduced rate of 5%.
This quote above includes all the RM catalog said about this particular car which isn’t very much. The rest was about the history and characteristics of the Iso Grifo model.
There is almost no specific information about this example. There is no history and very little about the condition. This lack of information is usually not a good sign.
One wonders how well it has been cared for in recent years. There certainly could be some surprises when the new owner takes it out for a drive.