1968 Iso Grifo

I’m excited that the garage sale season is starting up again! This Iso Grifo was a nice garage sale find. It was one of those sales that my wife and son would call a “rubbish sale.” However, their definition of rubbish is sometimes different than mine. It was strange, though, in that it was a bachelor guy who didn’t have any toys, games or children’s clothes. But there, on a table with a bunch of completely unrelated odd and ends was this one nice little Matchbox. It had a bit of adhesive on the roof, which I was able to clean off with some rubbing alchohol.

Early versions of the Italian Iso Grifo, which was made from 1963 to 1974, were powered by a modified Chevrolet Corvette 327 V8.

IMG_7112 IMG_7113IMG_71141968 | 14 | Iso Grifo | enamel dark blue with light blue interior | Superfast wheels



  1. Great model, probably my favourite Matchbox Casting. The Superfast wheels would make this the 1969 or 1970 model. The first 1968 issue had regular wheels. I have the models either side of this…a dark blue with regular wheels (1968) and a light blue with Superfast wheels (1971-1974).


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