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Petrolicious revisits our favourite kind of hybrid, the Iso Grifo

Posted Feb 28th 2013 12:45PM

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Iso Grifo on Petrolicious - video screencap

The '60s were a great time for exotic cars. Italian coach builders were busily handcrafting beautiful sheetmetal and plopping whatever throaty drivetrain they could find behind the headlights. For Iso Grifo, that meant marrying lusty European lines with a tried and true Chevrolet small block. In our humble opinion, it's one of the best hybrid creations out there. It would seem the crew from Petrolicious agrees. They recently trained their lenses on the pride and joy of Hirman Bond's collection. A social worker by day, Bond has spent years restoring and selling vintage station wagons and running a detail business on the side.

His efforts eventually landed him his very own Iso Grifo, but unlike most collectors, Bond doesn't have his ultra-rare Italian sealed away in a museum somewhere. No, he drives the car just about every week, thereby subjecting the machine to the slings and arrows of life on public streets. It's always refreshing to see a regular guy bring home his dream car, and it's even more special when the gentleman in question actually puts the machine to good use.

Check out the video below for a closer look.





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