Iso Rivolta lele, very original
That man Marcello Gandini could certainly design them! Just take the beautifully proportioned Iso Rivolta Lele. The Iso Rivolta Lele is better known as the Iso Lele. By the way did you know that the Iso Lele was named after Pierro Rivolta’s wife? The car and its name were a Christmas present for Rachelle (Lele for friends and family) Rivolta. This 1974 car is one of the last Iso Lele’s to be built. In contrast to early Lele’s this one is powered by a Ford V8 engine instead of the General Motors V8. The change of engine manufacturer was set in motion by GM. They demanded payment upfront and as they did not feel much for that option in Bresso the last engine order went to Ford who were a lot more amenable. This therefore is an Iso Lele IR6. The car is in a very nice condition. The bodywork looks fantastic with nice and thin panelwork. The shut lines are likewise equally spaced all over. The paintwork has been resprayed for cosmetic reasons, keeping to the original Blu Metallizzato. The quality of the paint job is good and has stood the test time well with only some minor blemishes present. It has a lovely light leather interior trim. This original leather upholstery has developed a great patina. The dashboard has wooden inlay and lovely Jaeger counters. The 5.7 litre Ford V8 is attached to a 4-speed automatic. The very refined suspension of the Iso Lele gives the car very pleasant roadholding characteristics. The Lele is more of a proper Grand Tourer than a sports car. The Lele was Iso’s answer toLamborghini’s Espada. The fact that the public thought the car was to angular and only had a V8 in contrast to Lamborghini’s V12 had a negative impact on sales right from the start. Over a 5 year period Iso Rivolta only managed to sell 285 Lele’s. It was to be the beginning of the end. The car that in 1969 was launched with such a romantic back story became due to poor sales partially responsible for the firm’s bankruptcy in 1974. Of course all of that makes the Iso Lele even more desirable today. This is a very nice and original 1974 Iso Rivolta Lele in stunning Blu Metallizzato.
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