• Year of manufacture 
    1/1964
  • Mileage 
    1 000 mi / 1 610 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    Chassis IR*350123*
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark metallic red
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
    France
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

-Chassis IR*350123*
-One of only 10 continuation built by the craftsmen who made these cars in period
-Tastefully finished in dark metallic red with beige interior
-An all aluminium masterpiece, built per the 1963-64 standards
-Barely used by its single owner and supplied with Iso Rivolta certificate
-European Historic registration

The Grifo is perhaps one of the most stunning, attractive, and desirable takes on what would eventually become a proven formula: a European chassis and body coupled with the robust and inexpensive performance provided by an American V8. The Grifo’s chassis and mechanical integration were also major contributors to the overall appeal of the car. Developed in large part by Giotto Bizzarrini, in tandem with the Grifo’s competition version (which would eventually become the Bizzarrini 5300), the chassis was sophisticated with coil springs all round, de Dion rear end, and tubular chassis, and inboard rear disc brakes. The engines were supplied by Chevrolet, but were disassembled and blue printed before installation in the Grifo.
Giotto Bizzarrini built his own version of the Grifo for racing, winning the big-bore GT class at Le Mans in 1964 and 1965. The Bizzarrini GTs were developed as race cars and the two marques, Iso and Bizzarrini, coexisted. Iso built road Grifos while Bizzarrini built racing Grifos. Fitted with more rakish and exotic bodywork, the Bizzarrini 5300GT is rare, exotic and aerodynamic. Early competition cars were designated Grifo A3/C prior to being separately identified as Bizzarrini 5300s.

After Piero Rivolta gave his approval to name them officially ISO Grifo Rivolta and to wear the official emblem, a total of 10 cars were made by Bottegone in Clusone, BG – Italy, by the former employees who used to work in the Iso Rivolta factory. The cars were built as per original factory construction drawings and specifications. The body, an all-aluminum masterpiece are hand crafted exactly the same way as the ones built during 1963/64.
Chassis IR 350123 is one of the 10 original Sanction II cars using a year correct 1964 Iso Rivolta chassis.
The quality of the workmanship is first rate throughout and the car’s competition details are beautifully rendered from the external rivets to the large cooling vents and quick release fuel filler that operates through the rear window.

Historians and enthusiasts of the Grifo and Bizzarrini 5300 are well aware that these cars were built in fits and starts over the years as parts became available to various enterprising individuals, and therefore there are often multiple claims to serial numbers and confusing trails of construction and ownership history. Faced with spending seven figures on a car of dubious history, the benefit of the Sanction II is very simple: You know exactly what you are buying for a fraction of the price!

Available Immediately. 1964 European Historic Registration.