|Colour:||Bianco Polo Park|
|Engine size:||5,358 cc|
1966 Iso Grifo GL 350 (RHD) For sale in London
- 1 of just 26 RHD cars built
- Presented in its original factory colour
- Owned previously by Motorcycle World Champion, Mike Hailwood
- Chevrolet 5.3 Litre V8 ‘small-block 327’
- Supplied with a detailed history file
- Extensive invoices
The Iso Griffo stands amongst an interesting selection of Italian automotive designs, from the renowned Giorgetto Giugiaro. He himself branded the car his ‘improved GTO’ after his success at Ferrari with the 250 GTO. Intended to compete with Ferrari and Maserati’s GTs, the Iso Grifo used the mechanicals from American manufactures, to maximize performance and reliability.
Our Grifo is an early, Series 1 car and was built on the 28th December 1966. Fitted with a Chevrolet Corvette small-block 327, coupled with a Borg-Warner 4-speed manual transmission. Originally supplied to Mike Hailwood, the 250cc Motorcycle World Champion at the time, it was delivered to South Africa. In 1970 the car was brought to the UK where it has remained since. There is a detailed dating history of previous ownership.
Offered in its factory original White exterior colour of Bianco Polo Park, externally the car is presented in superb condition, straight down each side, with all the chrome bumpers and bright work in good order.
The interior has been re-trimmed in a attractive contrasting Red leather. There is no scaring or discolour to the hide, making it a very pleasurable environment to drive in. On the road the Grifo makes for an enjoyable touring experience. Unique to other tourers of the time, there is in excess of 350bhp to be utilised through the manual transmission.
Only 26 RHD Series 1 Grifos were produced, making them particularly rare, and with such an extensive history file, and great provenience this Iso Grifo is an attractive early example, making it extremely appealing to own and enjoy.
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