1967 Iso Grifo for sale 101237573
1967 Iso Grifo
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1967 Iso Grifo

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Paris event, 5 February 2020.
  • Offered from the Poster Car Collection
  • Originally owned by Righteous Brothers founding member Bobby Hatfield
  • Cosmetically and mechanically freshened in the mid-2000s
  • One of 200 Series I examples built and 413 total examples

Chassis no. GL 640068 was approximately the 68th Iso Grifo example built, completing assembly in late July 1966. Specified for the United States, the Grifo was equipped with a 350 cu. in. V-8 engine , a four-speed gearbox, Campagnolo wheels, and a 3.07 rear-axle ratio.

It was sold new to Bobby Hatfield, one of the original singers of the famed rock and roll band The Righteous Brothers, whose hits included Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin and Unchained Melody. As confirmed by a placard that remains affixed to the Grifos dashboard, Hatfield commissioned the well-known Kustom Kulture luminary George Barris to finish the exterior, and it is believed that he painted the coachwork metallic gold, as suggested by paint samples discovered during a later refurbishment.

Subsequently sold to fellow California resident Larry Valie, the well-maintained Iso remained in the Golden State for many years, eventually joining a significant Ferrari-focused collection. In 2005 the Grifo was purchased from the collection by a British enthusiast who conducted a mechanical freshening and bare-metal repaint in the current maroon and reupholstered the interior with beige leather. It was sold to its present owner in 2014 and would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Italian grand tourers and etceterini.

  • Issue de la Collection Poster Car
  • Initialement proprit de Bobby Hatfield, lun des fondateurs des Righteous Brothers
  • Remise niveau esthtiquement et mcaniquement au milieu des annes 2000
  • Lun des 200 exemplaires de la Srie I sur les 413 produits en tout

Le chssis n GL 640068 est environ la 68e Iso Griffo produite ; son montage sest achev fin juillet 1966. Destine aux Etats-Unis, elle est quipe dun V8 de 5,7 litres, dune bote quatre rapports, de roues Campagnolo et dun pont de rapport 3,07.

Cette voiture fut vendue Bobby Hatfield, lun des chanteurs lorigine des Righteous Brothers, le clbre groupe de rock qui compte parmi ses succs Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin et Unchained Melody. Une tiquette toujours prsente sur son tableau de bord confirme que Hatfield avait charg George Barris, la sommit bien connue de la Kustom Kulture, den repeindre lextrieur ; on pense quil lavait repeint en dor mtallis, ce que suggrent des traces de peinture dcouvertes par la suite loccasion dune remise en tat.

Cette Iso bien entretenue fut par la suite revendue Larry Valie, un Californien, et resta plusieurs annes dans cet Etat o elle finit par rejoindre une importante collection centre sur les Ferrari. En 2005, elle fut rachete cette collection par un amateur britannique qui entreprit sa remise en tat mcanique, la dcapa pour la repeindre dans son bordeaux actuel et en regarnit lintrieur de cuir beige. Elle a t vendue son propritaire actuel en 2014 ; elle reprsenterait un merveilleux apport toute collection de GT et detceterini italiennes.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa20.

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