I used to be unfamiliar with the Iso Grifo till I got here throughout this magnificence listed for public sale at Sotheby’s by way of Basic Driver. It’s one among simply 83 Iso Grifo Sequence IIs produced.
The Grifo was a grand tourer combining the Italian model as executed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Carrozzeria Bertone with dependable American muscle automobile energy by way of the Chevy Corvette and occasional Ford). Autoveicoli S.p.A. manufactured these between 1965 and 1974 to compete with GTs from Ferrari and Maserati.
Model new, it was twice the value of a Corvette, however was lighter and extra refined. This 1971 Grifo Sequence II has glossy styling, hide-away headlights, and is powered by a period-correct, small-block V-8 sadly mated to a three-speed computerized transmission. I believe that choice selection would possibly preserve the public sale costs down considerably.
These promote for $300-500k, with this instance final 12 months going for $390k. A Targa high model — 1 of simply 4 made — can be up for public sale and estimated to double that worth.
Supply: Basic Driver