My Car Quest

February 5, 2023

The Iso Grifo Spider: A Mystifying Recent Sighting

by Wallace Wyss - Iso Grifo Spider Story Part 1 Originally Renzo Rivolta, founder of Iso in Italy, thought an open car would be a good companion for the Iso Grifo coupe. And so a one off Spider was made. It is not known if that too was … [Read more...]

Stuff You May Not Want To See

by Mike - In every car lovers life there are times that we see a classic car, maybe our car maybe a car belonging to someone else, in a condition that is not fun to look at or think about. Here are photos of some of those moments: A red … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo Spider/Targa Mystery Continues

by Mike -  Pierre Brunner writes to me about Iso Grifo No. 011 and sends this picture below. "Hi Michael, Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures of Grifo No. 011. Attached is a picture of a yellow Pavesi Grifo, with a vent on the … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo Spider/Targa Chassis Number 610011

by Mike – When reader Dan Eastwood sent me a question about the Iso Grifo Spider he sent a picture of a Grifo targa with a plastic zip out rear window like the Porsche 911 targa from many years ago. I did not recognize it so I asked My Car … [Read more...]

Iso Grifo Spider?

by Mike - This photo was sent to me by Dan Eastwood after he read The Iso Grifo (A3/L) Spider. Dan's question is: "A 1970 book titled “Bolide Design” has a b&w photo labeled ISO GRIFO SPYDER, but which looks more like a Targa with a … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo (A3/L) Spider

by Mike - At the beginning the prototype Iso Grifo was called the Iso A3/L. The name was later changed to Grifo. In addition to the name change there were a few other changes from this first prototype coupe (chassis number 001) to the … [Read more...]