Collectible Classic: Iso Grifo

A. J. Mueller

THE SPECS

Transmissions
4- or 5-speed manual
3-speed automatic

Drive
Rear-wheel

Suspension, front
Control arms, coil springs

Suspension, rear
De Dion, coil springs

Brakes
Discs

Weight
3000-3300 lb

Stock engines
5.4L OHV V-8, 300-365 hp, 344-360 lb-ft; 5.7L OHV V-8, 300-350 hp, 380 lb-ft; 5.8L OHV V-8, 325 hp, 349 lb-ft; 7.0L OHV V-8, 400 hp, 460 lb-ft; 7.4L OHV V-8, 390 hp, 500 lb-ft

THE INFO

Years produced
1965-1974

Number produced
400

Value today
$120,000-$160,000
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Series 2 cars (1970-74) are worth about ten percent more; big-block 427-engined cars and ultrarare Targas can reach $200,000.

Why buy?
Because its Giugiaro styling brings people to their knees, plus it has a sophisticated chassis and potent American V-8 performance. The last item ensures ease of maintenance, but be aware that any missing or damaged Grifo-specific parts may be impossible to find.

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