Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Argento Indianapolis
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: GL 710-117
Giotto Bizzarrini established his reputation as a skillful engineer with Alfa Romeo and Ferrari during the early 1960s, and had been largely responsible for developing the celebrated 250 GTO. He also designed Lamborghini’s first car, the 350 GT, and his own race car, the Bizzarrini GT. In 1963 Bizzarrini penned a new masterpiece – the Grifo, which in Italian means Griffin. This is of course the legendary bird which preys on horses, hence an allusion to Iso’s desire to conquer Ferrari’s throne in the sports car stakes. The Grifo was a worthy challenger, a two seater GT coupe designed by Giugiaro at Bertone, powered by Chevrolet’s 365bhp 5.3 litre engine and capable of no less than 160mph, making it more than a match for most Ferraris.
The Grifo presented here was delivered new on 6th March 1967 via A