by Mike –
According to my sources in Germany the Iso Grifo No. 001 – “A Very Important And Rare Car” sold by Coys a few days ago in Essen, Germany has been seized by the German authorities.
Below is the text of an email sent to the German Coys Head, Mr. Haag, by dated 24 March 2014 written by Prof. Dr. Jörg M. Elsenbach who sent this message to me with permission to publish it here. He is not the source who told me the car had been seized.
Subject: Enquiry: 122 – 1966 Iso Griffo Lusso – B740001
Ladies and Gentlemen,
In my role as technical head of the German Iso Bizzarrini Club e.V. and FIVA ID auditor I would like to inform you that the number of your Iso Grifo (B 740001) is not true.
This number belongs to a Iso S4, a four door sedan car. The 001 was the first production car of the Iso S4. I own the second car (B 740002).
The VIN is not on the right place and was stamped in the wrong way. The plate with the engine number is wrong, too. I think that somebody use the papers from the 001 for this Grifo without papers.
On Thursday I will be in Essen. If you are interested in a check at your location please tell me.
Please note: Every FIVA ID applications for an Iso Bizzarrini not only in Germany are going over my table. A friend bought all rights from VGM with regard to Bizzarrini cars as well. We will stop and highlight all remakes.
Best regards, Prof. Dr. Jörg M. Elsenbach
Coys did not respnd to this email like they did not respond to other emails on the same subject days before the auction.
The Coys lisitng for this
Iso Grifo is here.