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August 13, 2022

Another Iso Grifo for Auction in Monterey

It is not often we see more than one Iso Grifo for auction in the same week in the same town. Let’s enjoy it!

by Mike Gulett –

All Iso Grifos are special because they are so rare and have a unique history. This one is extra special because it is a Series I Targa (only 14 made) and was owned for many years by the late Gerd Eckstein, a major Iso collector who also promoted the marque back when most people had never heard of Iso.

Iso Grifo Series I Targa

1970 Iso Grifo Series I Targa

Estimate: $600,000 – $800,000

This Iso Grifo is up for auction by Gooding at their Pebble Beach auction in August 2022.

Iso Grifo Series I Targa

Gooding writes,

– One of Just 14 Series I Targas Built

– Spectacular Bizzarrini-Engineered, Bertone-Styled Grand Tourer

– Renowned Italian Coachwork and Chassis Development with Reliable American Power

– Benefits from Recent Mechanical Attention from Noted Iso Specialist

– First Time Offered for Sale in More than 42 Years

– Chassis – GL020314

– Engine – 1419 V0409HY

As documented by a copy of the build sheet on file, this striking Grifo was completed on March 21, 1970, and delivered to Auto Becker in Germany. After passing through just three previous owners, it was acquired by its current caretaker in 1978.

Originally finished in Argento Auteuil Metallizzato (Metallic Silver), the Targa was repainted in the 1980s in its present deep blue metallic to better complement its gray leather interior. In the early 2000s, the luxurious interior was restored by former Iso employee Roberto Negri in Clusone, Italy.

Iso Grifo Series I Targa

Iso Grifo Series I Targa

Below are photos of this Iso Grifo Targa by Rebecca Fuller and Mike Gulett at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering in August 2012 where Iso was a featured class. This Grifo is certainly stunning and it has been well cared for by a long time expert owner.

Iso Grifo Targa

Iso Grifo Targa

Iso Grifo Targa

Iso Grifo Targa

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

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  1. Bruce Caron says

    Recent picture of the Grifo at the annual 2022 Berverly Hills Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

  2. Lennox McNeely says

    maybe I made a mistake selling my Iso for $12.000 in 1970 in Canada I believe it is now blue in Italy

    Ouch

  3. Some more pictures, courtesy of Ted7 ©

  4. Interior shot with roof panels removed.

  5. Engine compartment, detailed to original factory specs.

  6. Removable targa roof panels visible.

  7. Bruce Caron says

    Maurice Mentens is the “– Benefits from Recent Mechanical Attention from Noted Iso Specialist” that Gooding describes. He is also shown in my 2 posts with his son Mickey.

  8. wallace wyss says

    No doggy,you know it ain;t Maurice

  9. “finger licking good”

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