1973  Iso  Fidia Saloon  Chassis no. FA 250 176

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Lot 243
1973 Iso Fidia Saloon Chassis no. FA 250 176
Sold for € 51,750 (US$ 58,487) inc. premium

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1973  Iso  Fidia Saloon  Chassis no. FA 250 176 1973  Iso  Fidia Saloon  Chassis no. FA 250 176 1973  Iso  Fidia Saloon  Chassis no. FA 250 176 1973  Iso  Fidia Saloon  Chassis no. FA 250 176
1973 Iso Fidia Saloon
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Ghia

Chassis no. FA 250 176
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. Styled at Carrozzeria Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro, Iso's first supercar set the pattern for those that followed: Bizzarrini-designed chassis, Bertone coachwork and Chevrolet engines, though for the long-wheelbase Fidia four-door saloon Iso turned to Carrozzeria Ghia where it was styled by new recruit Giugiaro. 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. High development costs and a most luxurious specification resulted in the hand-built Fidia costing more than a Rolls-Royce. In total, only 192 were made between 1968 and 1974 when production of all Iso models ceased. John Lennon was one of the Fidia's high-profile celebrity owners, purchasing the second car built and the first with right-hand drive.
This ultra-rare Iso Fidia is one of only 35 built with the Ford Cleveland engine. Chassis number '176' was originally supplied via Auto Becker in Düsseldorf, Germany and has had four owners from new. Between 2009 and 2011 the engine was completely overhauled by von Twistern in Bremerhaven, Germany with new Mahle pistons, new crankshaft, etc. The automatic gearbox was overhauled also and the car fitted with new suspension (powder coated), new electrical system and a stainless steel exhaust system and manifold. A Becker Nadelstreifen radio has been installed, of traditional appearance but equipped with satellite navigation and MP3 player. The Fidia is finished in dark blue (its original colour) with original beige leather interior and is offered with its original German logbook and a large file of restoration invoices totalling some €30,000.

Cette rarissime Iso Fidia vendue neuve en Allemagne qui fait partie des 35 voitures dotées du moteur Ford Cleveland 5,8 litres, a eu quatre propriétaires. Entre 2009 et 2011, le moteur a été refait, la boîte automatique révisée et la voiture a reçu des suspensions, un circuit électrique et un collecteur et un échappement inox neufs. Peinte en bleu foncé avec intérieur d'origine en cuir beige et accompagnée de ses papiers allemands et de son dossier de restauration.
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