Rare, Italian, Powerful: Stunning 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I Could Be Yours

2022-05-14 20:50:37 By : Mr. David Lin

Bring A Trailer digs up a classic rare sports car that stands out against any typical Ferrari.

When we look through online auction sites, we often find some absolutely beautiful cars, and these don’t have to be rare machines like this Spyker C8, either.

There are a multitude of gorgeous classic cars out there waiting for a new owner.

However, this particular car is a real rarity. Currently listed on Bring a Trailer, it is a 1967 Iso Grifo Series I GL coupe, and it has spent time in Germany, Sweden, and Norway before it was eventually imported to America in 2018, it is one of just 330 of its type ever built.

Only 330 of these cars were ever produced between 1965 and 1969.

This car was first registered in Germany, and is chassis 151, before it spent time in Sweden, then Norway and then finally America.

It had a refurbishment in Norway in the early 2000s, this particular example of the GL Series is in a stunning shade of silver, applied during its refurbishment.

Previously, this car carried a red paint livery; the bodywork is mostly made of steel but with an aluminum hood, and it has Giorgetto Giugiaro fastback styling.

Some of his characteristics are the horizontal sail-panel vents, pocket-style door handles and the twin bullet-style side mirrors on the fenders.

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Borrani wire wheels are the name of the game here, and they are all secured with three-eared knock-offs.

Step inside this beautiful car and there is a pleated blue leather cabin, the leather sitting over the bucket seats, door panels, console and rear shelf.

There is color-matching loop carpeting over the floors of the cabin - there aren’t many mod-cons in here.

But the Grifo does have blue shoulder belts, a locking glove box and console compartment, power windows and a Clarion cassette player.

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As was the case with a lot of the Grifos, this car has a Chevrolet V8 engine under the hood.

Specifically, it is a 327ci Corvette engine powering this particular example and that churns out 350 hp, and produces a lovely V8 rumble.

The car underwent a service back in 2020, and this saw a rebuild of the four-barrel carburetor, and the replacement of the fuel filter and fuel sending unit.

For its transmission, the Grifo uses an all synchro-mesh Borg-Warner four speed manual, with a Salisbury limited-slip differential, which drives the car’s rear wheels.

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