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1963 ISO Grifo A3/L

Chassis number : 420001

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Sold for $1,760,000 at 2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az..
This unique one-off design by Bertone made its debut at the 1963 Torino Auto Show. It was so well taken that at the Turin Auto Show Nuccio Bertone wanted it to be his firm's show stopper; he was not disappointed. The car remained on the show circuit throughout much of 1964 and even made its way to the New York Auto Show on display at the J.S. Inskip stand. This car represented the next generation of cars to be built by Bizzarrini in the mid-1960s.

John Ling of Milwaukee, Wisconsin had a total restoration done the car. The car was shown at Pebble Beach in 1989 and won its class and the Gwenn Graham Memorial Trophy 'Most Elegant Closed Coupe' - this was the first time the award was bestowed upon a post-WWII automobile.

In 1992, Fred Reeser of Hartland, Wisconsin purchased the car. The car won 1st in its Class at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

In the late 1990's it was in a private collection and was then acquired by the Blackhawk Collection in 2001.

Sold for $1,760,000 at 2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az..
Iso introduced its second model, the Grifo, in 1962. Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone designed the body and Giotto Bizzarrini, creator of the Ferrari GTO, designed the mechancials. The Grifo was powered by a Chevrolet 5.3-liter V8 fitted on a shortened Iso Rivolta platform. The Grifo was sportier than the Rivolta and was available in two versions, the luxurious A3/L and the sportier A3/C. Renzo Rivolta approved production immediately after seeing the first prototype, which led to a run of 402 Grifos being built from 1964 to 1974.

This car is the prototype number 001, and is powered by a Corvette 327 cubic-inch, 340 horsepower V8 engine, which gave the car a top speed of 171 mph. It has numerous unique features that did not make it into the production cars, including the unique hood and the stainless-steel wraparound roof band. It was exhibited at numerous motor shows including the 1963 Turin Motor Show and the 1964 New York Auto Show.

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2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,100,000-USD $1,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,760,000

Recent Sales of the ISO Grifo A3/L

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype
Chassis#: 420001
Sold for USD$1,760,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
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1963 ISO Grifo A3/L Profiles

1963 ISO Grifo A3/L vehicle information
Berlinetta
Coachwork: Bertone
Chassis #: 420001