1974 Iso Grifo Series II s/n GL410412, engine no. 1870 Blue with Tan Interior 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 effectiveness of the Grifo is the result in large part of who designed and built it. The styling was by Giorgetto Giugiaro (while still at Bertone) and in addition to being objectively beautiful, is timeless and assertive while still being tasteful and sophisticated. It is no surprise that it should be so aesthetically appealing given that Giugiaro has designed a massive number of stunning cars ranging from the Alfa Romeo Giulia GT/GTV to the Lotus Esprit, and interestingly enough, the Gordon Keeble GK1, another hybrid that started, like the Grifo, with the 327cid Corvette engine, and ultimately inspired the Grifo’s predecessor, the Iso Rivolta. 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
left-hand-drive 1974 iso grifo series-2 blue 5-speed alloy-wheels air-con blue-leather leather manual power-steering restored v8 blue-interior dark-interior
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