No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062

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Lot 260
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon
Chassis no. 850062

Sold for € 59,800 (US$ 62,933) inc. premium
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon
Coachwork by Ghia

Chassis no. 850062
Constructeur de micro voitures, Iso rejoignit les rangs des producteurs de supercars en 1962 en lançant au Salon de Turin le coupé Rivolta conçu par Giotto Bizzarrini. La société Isothermos de Renzo Rivolta avait débuté avant la guerre par la fabrication des réfrigérateurs avant d'aborder celle des scooters sous la marque Iso après 1945 puis, avec un grand succès, celle des micro-voitures Isetta. Dessinée par la Carrozzeria Bertone par Giorgetto Giugiaro et dotée d'un moteur Chevrolet V8 de 5,4 litres, la quatre-places Rivolta comportait une plate-forme en tôle d'acier et des suspensions indépendantes à l'avant, un essieu de Dion à l'arrière et quatre freins à disque (suspendus à l'arrière). La première supercar d'Iso fixa les grandes lignes de celles qui allaient suivre : châssis conçu par Bizzarrini, carrosseries Bertone et moteurs Chevrolet. Les développements ultérieurs apportèrent la Grifo courte et musclée et la Lele, remplaçante de la Rivolta, mais pour la berline Fidia quatre portes à châssis long, Iso s'adressa à Carrozzeria Ghia. Allongée d'environ 150 mm sur empattement, la Fidia représenta une proposition plus utilisable que la deux-portes Rivolta dont elle dérivait. Initialement des moteurs Chevrolet 5,4 ou 5,7 litres furent utilisés, mais la version finale apparut avec un V8 Ford sous le capot. Au total, 192 Fidia furent produites entre 1968 et 1974, date à laquelle la production de tous les modèles fut arrêtée.

Cette Iso Fidia, d'une extrême rareté, livrée neuve aux Pays-Bas, fut fournie avec un moteur spécial à haute performance (350 ch) et une boîte manuelle ZF à cinq rapports. Acquise auprès de son premier propriétaire par le vendeur en 1983, la voiture totalement restaurée en 2005-2006 à partir d'un ensemble plate-forme/caisse par le spécialiste d'Iso Roberto Negri reçut un nouvel intérieur et des suspensions, des freins, un système électrique, un échappement, etc, neufs, tandis que le moteur était entièrement refait par Speed Centre aux Pays-Bas. Le total des factures du dossier s'élève à plus de 100 000 livres et la voiture apparaît effectivement « comme neuve », repeinte dans sa livrée originale Grigio Zandvoort avec intérieur en cuir fauve. Un essuie-glace monobras (comme sur les derniers modèles) et une direction assistée ZF sont les seules différences notables avec les spécifications d'origine. La voiture est accompagnée du dossier des factures de restauration et de ses papiers néerlandais. Vendue sans prix de réserve.



Bubblecar manufacturer Iso joined the ranks of supercar constructors in 1962 with the launch of the Giotto Bizzarrini-designed Rivolta coupé at the Turin Motor Show. Renzo Rivolta's Isothermos company had begun life pre-war making refrigerators, turning to the manufacture of scooters, under the Iso name, after the war and thence to the highly successful Isetta bubblecar. Styled at Carrozzeria Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro and powered by a 327ci (5.4-litre) Chevrolet V8, the four-seat Rivolta employed a steel platform chassis featuring independent front suspension, De Dion rear axle and disc brakes all round (inboard at the rear). Iso's first supercar set the pattern for those that followed: Bizzarrini-designed chassis, Bertone coachwork and Chevrolet engines, its future developments including the muscular, short-wheelbase Grifo and the Rivolta-replacement Lele, though for the long-wheelbase, Fidia four-door saloon Iso turned to Carrozzeria Ghia. Longer in the wheelbase by approximately 150mm, the Fidia was a more practical proposition that the two-door Rivolta on which it was based. Chevrolet engines of 5.4 or 5.7 litres were fitted initially, while the final version came with a 5.8-litre Ford V8 under the bonnet. In total, only 192 Fidias were made between 1968 and 1974 when production of all Iso models ceased.
This ultra-rare Iso Fidia was delivered new to the Netherlands and supplied with a special high-performance (350bhp) engine and ZF five-speed manual transmission. Purchased from its first owner by the current vendor in 1983, the car was completely restored in 2005-2006 around a new and unused body/floorpan by Iso specialist, Roberto Negri, receiving a new interior, suspension, brakes, electrics, exhaust, etc while the engine was completely overhauled by Speed Centre in the Netherlands. There are bills on file totalling more than €100,000 and the car is presented in effectively 'as new' condition, repainted in its original Grigio Zandvoort livery with tan leather interior. A single windscreen wiper (as fitted to later models) and ZF power assisted steering are the only notified deviations from factory specification. The car is offered with the aforementioned restoration invoices and Netherlands registration/roadworthiness papers. No reserve.
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
No reserve, 1969 Iso Fidia 5.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 850062
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