Illustration for article titled The First Iso Grifo A3/C Is An Airplane That Beats Ferraris

I first saw this car beating Ferrari 250s in September at the Goodwood Revival. By the end, she was damaged at the rear corner. By this March, they managed to buff that out, so she could race full on again. There’s nothing like it.


After Giotto Bizzarrini and Renzo Rivolta took separate ways, the man behind the Breadvan built 29 Iso Grifo A3/C, five of which had fiberglass bodies, using Chevy small blocks jammed way back under their hoods. His later cars got a Bizzarrini badge as well, but this unpainted baby came earlier in 1964 and is the first of the Iso lot. It’s truly like nothing else on this planet.


Luckily, Goodwood’s Andy Craig managed to push her into their studio for a photography session, so if you would like to take a closer look at the magnificent imperfections that make this racer so special while also learning more about its decorated history, now is the time:

Jamie McIntyre, good on you sir!

Update: Looks like Goodwood’s post is down at the moment, but we’ll update if it comes back up. In the meantime here’s a post on the A3/C from last year.


Top photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik


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