My Iso Grifo 7 Litri

Iso Grifo 7 Litri 1969

One of my personal cars is an Iso Grifo 1969. There were in total 413 Grifos made and about 65 of these were 7 Litri. As far as I know this is the only one in Sweden and it has been here since 1976.

I saw a Grifo many years ago at a local car show and since that day it has been stuck in my head. It was the coolest thing I had ever seen. The only problem was that the price of these cars increased faster than I could save up money! But then one day I found a car I could buy and that car led me to this one. The lord moves in mysterious ways!

It is not a perfect car, but that does not bother me since I think, a part of the journey with a classic car is to improve it and step by step get it back to the condition it was when it left the factory.

One of the reasons I love it is that it is so brutally powerful and still it is a car from 1969! It was the fastest car you could buy at the time with close to 400hp and a top speed of the magic 300km/h. Another thing i like is that it is NOT a Ferrari! I like Ferraris a lot, they are great cars. But many times i think people that do not understand cars see the prancing horse as something you just want to show of with. 

The best thing with the car is that the interior is all original and, for me, in perfect condition. No cracks, no tears, no speakers holes, just worn to perfect patina. The outside of the car has had some rust repairs by an Iso specialist. It is now very solid and has a great body, but in need of a new paint.

However, the paint will be saved for last and in the meantime I am perfecting details. My goal with this car (and others) is to make the piece I touch 100% perfect. If I can not make it correct and good, I leave it to somebody that can or I simply do not touch that part of the car. 

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