1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I

1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I
Tim Scott ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Grifo GL offered here is one of about 34 right-hand-drive Series I examples produced. It was acquired by the current owner as a solid original car in 1986 and was subsequently sent to a restorer to be refinished in burgundy. The work was never carried out, and the car spent over two decades in storage.

While in need of significant restoration, it remains very complete, down to the dashboard instruments and the exterior trim; even the rear bumpers removed in preparation for the beginning of the restoration remain in the trunk, where they were placed decades before. The 327 V8 is original to the car, while the 4-speed transmission is believed to be original to the car.

Paul Hardiman

SCM Senior Auction Analyst

Paul is descended from engineers and horse thieves, so he naturally gravitated toward the old-car marketplace and still finds fascination in the simpler things in life: looking for spot-weld dimples under an E-type tail, or counting the head-studs on a supposed Mini-Cooper engine. His motoring heroes are Roger Clark, Burt Levy, Henry Royce and Smokey Yunick — and all he wants for next Christmas is an Alvis Stalwart complete with picnic table in the back and a lake big enough to play in.

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