The motor company, Iso Rivolta, was initially named Isothermos and manufactured refrigeration units. The company was founded in Genoa, Italy in 1939 by Renzo Rivolta, an engineer. After WWII the company changed its focus to motorcycles, scooters, and three wheel transports. In 1953 they changed the focus to mopeds and motorbikes, founding Iso Autoveicoli S.P.A. The Iso Rivolta IR 300 was presented at the Turino Auto Show of 1962. Together with engineer, Giotto Bizzarrini, designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and coachbuilder Bertone these beautiful automoibles were created with power from a Chevrolet 5.4-liter V8, deDion axles, and 4-wheel disc brakes.