Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Maroon
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

Iso was a motor cycle maker which, in 1953, started the bubble car craze with its ‘Isetta‘ which was made under licence in Germany (BMW), France (VELAM), Spain (Borgward-Iso), and Brazil (Iso-Romi). After 1955 (the year an Isetta won its class in the Mille Miglia!) the firm made no more cars until 1962 when it came up with a design as far removed from a bubble car as it is possible to imagine: the Rivolta. A four seater GT with a 5.4 litre Chevrolet engine. It had styling by Bertone, disc brakes on all four wheels, coil spring and double wishbone front suspension and a de Dion rear axle. The Rivolta‘s platform chassis was the work of Giotto Bizzarrini, the designer of, among others, the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Lamborghini 350GT. The Rivolta had a top speed of 142 mph and could cover 0-60 in eight seconds, which made it one o