1970 Iso Grifo Series II IR8 Prototype

Daniel Schmitt Co.
3455 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO

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St Louis, MO



Year 1970
Mileage 54405
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Iso
Model Grifo

Grifo 1970

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Grigio Argento
Interior Color Tan


Spectacular, 28-month full nut and bolt concours quality restoration just completed (over 1,000 man hours invested)

Over 20 years of California ownership by one of the founding members of the Iso-Bizzarrini Owners Club!

The first of only 17 Series II Iso Grifo IR8 Coupes assembled

One of only 11 assembled with the 350 horsepower V8 engine!

Highly desirable factory ZF 5-Speed manual transmission

The factory show car at the 1970 Turin Motor Show

Many unique one-of-a-kind features

Options Include:

Air Conditioning

Power Windows

350hp 5.7 Liter Engine

ZF 5-Speed Manual

Becker Europa AM/FM Radio

15 Campagnolo Alloy Wheels

Appeared in factory press photos and brochures

Documented in Winston Goodfellows book Iso Rivolta: The Men, The Machines

Over 400 man hours in metal, body and paint work alone!

Hand stitched leather interior completed by the Pebble Beach Concours Winning Specialists at Manns Restoration

Excellent documentation includes a copy of the original build sheet from Iso, owners manual copy, parts catalog copy, Iso press photos featuring the car, photo of the car at the 1970 Turin Motor Show, Iso Grifo matchbox car, restoration photographs, over $150,000 in restoration invoices and more!

Simply the best example available anywhere in the world!

The magnificent 1970 Iso Grifo Series II IR8 prototype featured here is finished in stunning Grigio Argento Metallizzato over a rich tan premium Italian leather interior. This particular Grifo (chassis number 336) was the prototype for the Series II IR8 Grifo models and was the first to feature covered headlamps and the 350ci/350hp V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette. This Series II prototype has several unique features that were installed by the factory and are still present today including an Iso Rivolta script on the dashboard and the Grifo emblem on the trunk lid.

336 Grifo prototype was first shown at the 1970 Turin Motor Show and used in promotional photographs and brochures. Originally, Grifo 336 was fnished in Glacier White, however, before leaving the factory in 1974 to its first retail purchaser, Griffo 336 was paitned Silver Gray as it appears today. Grifo 336 was then imported to Southern California to a private owner in San Francisco until the late 1980s when it was acquired by Ferrari of Los Gatos. In 1996 Grifo 336 was acquired by one of the founding members of the Iso-Bizzarrini Owners Club who cherished 336 until the spring of 2017. When Grifo 336 was acquired by Daniel Schmitt & Co. in 2017, it was mostly complete but in need of refurbishment. A full nut and bolt restoration was then commissioned with various parts and components sourced from across the globe. Over 1,000 man hours were invested to bring 336 back to show-quality standards. The 28-month restoration is documented with numerous photographs and over $150,000 in invoices.

Today, Grifo 336 presents as a freshly restored piece of Italian automotive history and is ready to be publicly shown, driven and enjoyed by its next caretaker. An excellent assortment of documentation accompanies this car including manual copies and technical data from the Iso-Bizzarrini Owners Club, a copy of the original build sheet, period Iso press photographs and even a photo of the car on display at the 1970 Motor Show. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a freshly restored Italian exotic with outstanding documented provenance. We are extremely proud to offer this exceptional 1970 Iso Grifo Series II IR8 prototype to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates the rarity and provenance of this seldom seen Italian marque. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information.


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