Iso Varedo

  In the early 1970s, Piero Rivolta decided that because his company was racing in Formula one, they needed to add a mid-engined supercar to their lineup of sports and GT cars. Rivolta hired Ercole Spada, a veteran designer from Carrozzeria Ghia, to be the chief stylist. The car was named Varedo to honor the town in which their new … Continua a leggere

Iso Grifo 90

  Presented in June 1991 near Modena, the Grifo 90 was an attempt to revive the Iso marque by Piero Rivolta and Piero Sala. In 1990, Renzo Rivolta’s son, Piero, asked Callaway to be the engine supplier to his new Iso Rivolta Grifo 90, a revival of the Iso Rivoltas from the 60’s and 70’s.   The Iso Rivolta cars … Continua a leggere

Iso Grifo

  Some cars are derisively said to look like refrigerators, but the shapely Italian automobiles built by Renzo Rivolta’s company, Iso, are actually descended from refrigerators-or, more accurately, the refrigerator business. Iso (originally Isothermos) made refrigerators in Italy starting in 1939. In the postwar years, the company began building motorbikes, scooters, and then minicars, most notably the Isetta bubble car, … Continua a leggere