Click to enlarge


Country of Manufacture:
Italy     Vin #: 920093
Model Type: 4 Door Sedan
Body Designer: Ghia (Giugiaro)
Engine: Corvette 327 V8 (5358cc)
Horsepower: 350 bhp at 5600 rpm
Torque: 360 lb at 3600 rpm
Transmission: ZF 5-Speed gearbox
Front- Independent, wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear- de Dion tube, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal struts, cross bar
Front- 11.5 inch Girling discs
Rear- 11 inch Girling discs mounted inboard
Top Speed: 143 mph

The ISO company was founded by Renzo Rivolta, an industrialist best known for making refrigerators, motor scooters and the Isetta bubble car which he later licensed to BMW. The first high performance car made by ISO was the very successful 2 door 2+2 Rivolta. This was followed by the fast back Grifo, the 2+2 Lele that replaced the Rivolta, and the 4 door sedan in S4 and Fidia designations. All these models grew out of the original Rivolta that was engineered by Giotto Bizzarrini, and powered by the Corvette 327 V8. Using the same Bizzarrini designed unit-body/monocoque underpinnings extended by some 6 inches, Giugiaro (now with Ghia) designed a 4 door model known as the S4, which debuted in 1967 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Much criticized by the motoring press for its interior noise, poor quality interior, heater and weather proofing, it was soon replaced with the much more refined, although almost visually identical Series 2 model, renamed the Fidia.

Production: A total of 189 cars were built over the 8 year, 1967 to 1974 period. The first series was designated the S4 and 43 were built in 1967/68. The much improved, Series II Fidia version followed with 146 being built in various engine and gearbox configurations. The last 42 examples used Ford 351 Cleveland engines. This particular car is a rare Corvette 327 (350 bhp), ZF 5-speed combination.

Return to Top

Click to enlarge
Home     |     Car Gallery     |     Motorcycle Gallery     |     Cars for Sale     |    Parts for Sale    |     Contact
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge