My Car Quest

December 8, 2021

Iso Rivolta GT Restoration

by Mike

Bruce Caron, a friend of mine, is restoring an Iso Rivolta GT and is doing a significant amount of the work himself.

Below are pictures of what he started with.

Iso Rivolta GT
Iso Rivolta GT

Bruce and His Iso Rivolta GT

Bruce says, “It was my brother-in-law’s car. I can remember driving around with him when I was in high school. It sat for about 18 years in a driveway then when my brother-in-law died his son asked me if I wanted it.  He said if I didn’t take it the car would be towed away for scrap.

When I got it everything from the radiator up to and including the drive-line was gone.  A family of rats had been living in the back seat, the paint was cracked and in some places lifting off like an old piece of tile – it was a huge mess.”

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Something is definetly missing

This is where he is today.

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

You can see the beautiful Iso Rivolta GT shape coming back to life.

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

This is going to look great, 327 cid Corvette – very fast too.

Iso Rivolta GT Engine

When Bruce is done it will look like one of these cars below, or likely better.

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

Iso Rivolta GT

This is what the engine bay will look like.

Iso Rivolta GT Brochure

Iso Rivolta GT Brochure

Comments

  1. Mike, a great tribute to all of Bruce's hard work. Thanks for sharing!

    Darren

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