Feeding my hunger for odd cars, the Iso Grifo is just one of those cars that you get or you don’t. You can definitely see the Italian styling in the body and hear the reliable American muscle when it moves. Kind of getting the best of both worlds when it comes to late 60’s – early 70’s automobiles. I personally like the early Grifo’s without the hidden headlights, but they all have their own beauty. The exterior is very Ferrari/Alfa Romeo with a hint of Barracuda in the rear. Any one else get that? It is simple is a VERY beautiful car that in my opinion, doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
And just in case anyone is wondering. These cars are easily fetching $200,000+ now. Crazy.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. This car may not be everyone’s style but we all can without a doubt acknowledge the work put into it. Years upon years of teaching himself how to do completely one-off custom work is a really inspiring story to those who dream to build cars. If he can do it, with the right attitude, anyone can.
Yo, this fitment is straight ignorant! (I secretly like it though) But hey, there is a small amount of ignorance that goes into cambering the crap out of your front wheels for fitment. This is pretty popular in Japan, especially street drift cars. It seems that there is a bigger contact patch when the wheels are in full lock during a drift. Not sure how true it is, but it seems to work for some drift guys. In the case of the car below, a street application, it seems to be for looks, which is cool because stance is badass (or is it?) To be honest, I dig it. It’s different without being over the top gaudy. And as far as fitment, it’s on point. Heck, look at the amount of fender work was done to make those wheels fit. That’s dedication.
Who can dig?!
Not too sure I like the idea of having a blog that doesn’t include a write-up. I mean, not to knock any of the awesome blogs that do. But in reality it just makes it like any other of the thousands of blogs and facebook pages out there. Seriously, there are 10’s of thousands out there. It’s crazy. Just my 2 cents. Anyway’s I came across this “digital image” and thought it was really dope. I wonder if there is a guy out there making like thousands of these. I would if I had these skills. Seriously, you could see exactly how a car looked before you built it. Pretty cool. I’ve always had a soft spot for the FC, but these widebody kits are just out of this world. There are a couple of these built in reality but I can see these getting really popular. And take a look at those Work’s! Hot Damn!
I swear I could watch this video 5,000 times. I’m getting ready for round 3 as we speak. As many of you know, I have an absolute addiction with classic cars. Come to think of it we have a couple things up our sleeves for all the classic car addicts in the northeast. But that comes later. I feels like the more modern, modern cars get, the less we feel in touch with them and gravitate back to the simple machines from back in the day. I guess it’s the connection that draws us back. It’s something that really resounds in all areas in life, more it not always better.
I have an enormous amount of respect for every single one of these builders. I rather enjoy the separation of the restorers and the modifiers. I think it makes them all better at the end of the day. What do you guys like? Period correct restorations or modified classic cars?
You know why I like 80’s styling so much? Me either, but I always seem to be so damn drawn into it. Maybe it’s the boxiness, or maybe it was pushing the boundaries and trying to get past the styling cues from the 70’s. One of the cars that nobody really paid attention to, and for good reasons, was the Nissan Z31 300ZX. Sure it shaped the way for the Z32, but who looks at it and thinks that? Well I’m glad some people still see potential in the car. Below is a really dope example of down-to-the-bone 80’s styling done right. Bright red, pulled fenders, Watanabe’s, a subtle lip spoiler, and a few other small mods that makes this thing attractive. Now, who else going to be asking their weird uncle who lives in the past, if he’s willing to donate the 1984 Z31 that’s been sitting in his garage. I’m looking for his phone number now!
As I get older, there are a lot of cars that I grew up on, that really stand out as “must own”s. Not so much the typical popular classic, but these odd yet so period specific exotics that not everyone would run to. I’m pretty sure the Testarossa is a car most people can see and know it’s a Ferrari. It was just such a standout car. I remember the first time seeing one and was completely floored at just how wide the car was. It was just so odd seeing it parallel parked next to “normal” cars. Today I definitely see it as classic in which the car really speaks for itself. I wonder if the Testarossa will ever gain popularity again.