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August 23, 2019

Iso Grifo – A Brief History On Its 50th Anniversary

This article was first published in the Concorso Italiano Program - August 15, 2015. by Mike Gulett Renzo Rivolta, the founder of Iso S.p.A. Automotoveicoli, an Italian automobile manufacturer, was a visionary. After the devastation heaped … [Read more...]

Iso Ecspo Meeting In Bresso, Italy – Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Iso Grifo

by Flavio Campetti - The Iso Ecspo meeting at Bresso was born for a reason; to hold an Iso meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Iso Grifo during the time of the huge EXPO Milan 2015, the most important event of 2015 in Europe. Roberto … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo – A Legend – Part Two

by Mike - At the Turin Show in 1963 the Iso Grifo A3/L was the main attraction at the Bertone stand and the new Iso Grifo A3/C was on the Iso stand. Iso introduced two great cars at the same show! The Iso Grifo – A Legend – Part One is … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo – A Legend – Part One

by Mike - The Iso Grifo A3/L was based on a shortened Iso Rivolta GT chassis and was introduced at the 1963 show in Turin. The “L” stands for lusso, or luxury. The Grifo is a beautiful, timeless handmade design that still looks fresh and … [Read more...]

Piero Rivolta Comments On The Coys Iso Grifo #001 For Sale Controversy

Dear Mike, Thank you for bringing the sale of the Iso Grifo #001 at a Coys auction to my attention. If they claim that this Grifo is the prototype Grifo A3/L which inspired the Grifo GL production car, that is wrong and false. The Grifo A3/L … [Read more...]

The Isetta – A Brilliant Design By Iso – Produced And Sold Brilliantly By BMW

by Mike - I love this old BMW Isetta video advertisement. Even though I cannot understand one word because it is in German I get the message loud and clear; the Isetta was a practical and affordable family car. Watch this BMW Isetta … [Read more...]