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September 22, 2021

Iso Rivolta GT For Sale At Auction In The UK

by Mike –

This Iso Rivolta GT is for sale at the November 15 Silverstone auction at the NEC Classic Motor Show in the UK.

Iso Rivolta GTs for sale are rare so it is great to see this one. This is a 1970 model chassis number 410475.

Iso Rivolta GT For Sale

The estimate is £20,000 – £30,000 ($31,807 – $47,710) (23,677 Euros – 35,516 Euros).

The seller says,

Mileage: 89,484

The car is in need of re-commissioning as would be expected having been stored in a barn for 35 years. There is evidence that the damp has started to take effect; although very solid, the paintwork is starting to show micro blisters.

The interior is in remarkably good although somewhat patinated condition, with a wealth of totally original dials including an altimeter.

Iso Rivolta GT For Sale

It is a positive sign that the “engine runs and sounds magnificent”. This is not always the case for a car neglected for 35 years.

Iso Rivolta GT For Sale

Instead of “re-commissioning” I would say “complete restoration”. From the photos it looks like most of the parts are there.

I am not sure what “patinated condition” means – probably code for “needs to be completely redone”. Actually, the leather looks like it could be brought back to life but it is difficult to tell from photos.

I would be very surprised if the altimeter in the middle of the dashboard came from the Iso factory as stated by the auction company. There are also a few knobs, switches and holes that do not look familiar to me on an Iso Rivolta dashboard. The clock is not original.

Iso Rivolta GT For Sale

Overall if this Iso Rivolta is what it appears to be then the price range could represent a good buy even considering the amount needed to get it in proper condition. The Iso Rivolta GT has been appreciating.

Iso Rivolta GT For Sale

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My thanks to Anthony Moody for sending this to me.

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  1. ~ this rings all the bells for me.

  2. Ciaran Payne says

    The term “patinated” refers to the overall finish of the car, both inside and out, and would be termed as “AGED BUT ORIGINAL”, of course, needing full restoration.

    • My dictionary defines “patina” as:

      Patina (/ˈpætɨnə/ or /pəˈtiːnə/) is a tarnish that forms on the surface of copper, bronze and similar metals (produced by oxidation or other chemical processes); stone; a sheen on wooden furniture produced by age, wear, and polishing; or any such acquired change of a surface through age and exposure. Patinas can provide a protective layer to materials that would otherwise be damaged by corrosion or weathering. They may also be aesthetically appealing.

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      A word that I think is too much over used by car sellers especially the auction companies.

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