My Car Quest

March 3, 2024

There Is A New Iso Grifo In Town

by Mike –

You may remember that I sold my Iso Grifo last year and soon had sellers remorse.

Iso Grifo

I also sold my silver Bizzarrini GT 5300 recently. I may be going through a mid-life crisis.

To get things back on track I bought this fantastic 1966 Iso Grifo. It arrived today in Carmel from Belgium by air. Not directly by air – it went to Amsterdam from Antwerp by ground, then by air through Luxembourg, Los Angeles and finally to San Francisco.

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

It arrived today in Carmel by ground transport from the San Francisco airport. US Customs took their sweet time releasing it for pick up.

This Iso Grifo is chassis No. GL660101 and was restored by Il Bottegone – Iso Restoration (Roberto Negri) about six years ago. It is still in near perfect condition with very few kilometers covered since the restoration. It has it’s original 350 hp engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.

Stay tuned – more to come on my Iso Grifo.

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo


Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo No. 101 at the San Francisco Airport



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There Is A New Iso Grifo In Town
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There Is A New Iso Grifo In Town
My Iso Grifo arrived today - what a beauty!


  1. Pete Lyttle says

    Congratulations Mike — looking good!

  2. Stunning car Mike, congratz!

  3. Glenn Koerner says

    Very nice!!!

  4. Jim Greenfield says

    Sellers remorse never goes away. I sold my Iso’s, A GT, S4, two Lele’s and miss them everyday but I did replace them with a Porsche. Maybe I will reenter the world of Iso’s.

  5. Don Meluzio says

    Mike, What a fabulous purchase! Series one, 4 speed, great color combo. Restored by Roberto and Federico too. It’s a good thing you acted quickly to grab this beauty. Congratulations. Don

  6. Wayne Long says

    Looks great! Can’t wait to see it out and about!

  7. Mike,

    Congratulations. What a great-looking car. When you have a chance this week, give me a call, would love to hear more. After Monday will be best.

    Rich Truesdell

  8. She’s a beauty Mike! If I come up to Carmel from Solvang can I get a ride? Wishing you years of fun and excitement! Jim

  9. Gorgeous!! Is it black or dark blue? Congratulations. Enjoy

  10. rafffi Minasian says

    Wonderful car and sensational color combination Mike.
    Congrats on the purchase – enjoy driving in the beautiful fall weather on the Nor Cal twisties!!

  11. Awesome!!!!
    Need a lot more pics. Let’s see that engine.
    Welcome back to reality.

  12. Mike, its great to see an Iso in your drive way again! Seller’s remorse is something that I fear strongly as I have put my 1969 Spider 1750 up for sale. And just like Mr. Greenfield, I will be looking for a Porsche. Of course an Iso is much harder to replace than an AR Spider but still….congrats and enjoy!

  13. Mike,

    Congratulation! Fantastic car! I know this car 10+ years ago and after Roberto and Federico Negri’s restoration this is a better than new Grifo. Lovely colour combination, enjoy!


  14. Royinbelgium says

    Mike, in “66 a new Grifo in green was parked in the street where I lived in Haarlem Holland. Much better than the Facel Vega he had before. Sometimes I saw a Rivolta too. Those were the days to look at the traffic.
    Enjoy your car. Roy

  15. Real men drive an ISO Grifo

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