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1969 Iso Grifo Connects Son to Father

1969 Iso Grifo Connects Son to Father

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jan 2014
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Mr. Darren Frank bought this Iso Grifo twenty-five years ago and he’s still in love with how rare it is (one of 412 built), how it handles and how quick it is. Most of all though, Darren loves how the Iso connects him to his father and his father’s passion for cars. This may sound very neat and romantic, however getting the car was anything but.

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1950s BMW Ad Animates the Isetta

1950s BMW Ad Animates the Isetta

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Jul 2013
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Without the capital or resources to design their own post-war car, Munich turned to Italian refrigerator manufacturer Iso (later of Grifo fame) for rights to build their own version of the Isetta—the rest, as they say, is history. Though narrated in German, this '50s animated short which advertises the BMW Isetta is simultaneously hilarious and fascinating.

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Bespoke Iso Rivolta Quickly Delivers the Bread

Bespoke Iso Rivolta Quickly Delivers the Bread

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Apr 2013
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This week’s Crave Vehicle is a one-off 1965 shooting-brake Iso Grifo A3C with a strong resemblance to the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo “bread van”. The seller makes no claims of originality, but we’re guessing it’s probably not a recent retrofit—Rivoltas, though not stratospherically priced, are still not common enough that radical re-bodies are in the realm of sane collecting strategy. Grifos combined Golden-Age Italian design with reliable Detroit-sourced power.

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Iso Grifo Wallpaper

Iso Grifo Wallpaper

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Mar 2013
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Last week you watched our video, Italian Muscle, which features a 1971 Iso Grifo, now you can enjoy this rare beauty as a free Petrolicious wallpaper download. Select the sizes best suited for you and your devices.

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Italian Muscle

Italian Muscle

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Feb 2013
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The griffin, a mythological creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, is the namesake of the Iso Grifo, an automobile with the hood, grill and engine of an American, but the lines of an Italian sports car.  This Italian-American hybrid defines Italian muscle.

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Resurrecting the Iso Grifo

Resurrecting the Iso Grifo

By Alvise-Marco Seno / 5 Nov 2012
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Passion can strike in the unlikeliest of places, the unlikeliest people, in the smallest of towns.  But when it strikes full force, it can make the unthinkable happen. Not long ago, amid the press molds, water jet mills, and lab testing equipment, Federico Bonomelli was consumed by a passion, and that passion had a marque—it was the Iso Rivolta.

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