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1968 Iso Rivolta S4 Fidia (Iso Fidia)

  • Only 191 cars buildt between 1967 and 1975
  • One owner from new
  • The rarest first version Iso Rivolta S4 with manual gearbox

The Iso Fidia (or Iso Rivolta Fidia), initially Iso Rivolta S4, is a four-door sedan which was produced by the Italian automobile maker Iso Automoveicoli S.p.A. from 1967 to 1975. The Fidia, first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1967, was the only four-door model from Iso. Production only got underway some time after the initial presentation of the car, and its European press launch which took place in Athens, came more than a year later, in February 1969. At the time of the press launch 15 cars had
already been built, but it was only in February 1969 that the car swapped its “S4” name for the more euphonious “Fidia”. The car was marketed as a unique combination of comfort and sporting performance, and the slogan that appeared in sales material was “Le quattro poltrone piu veloci del mondo” (“the four fastest seats in the world”).
The choice of Athens for the press launch was connected to the car’s new name, Fidia, which was the name (commonly spelled “Phidias” by anglophone classicists) of the artist who some 24 centuries earlier had supervised creation of the friezes which originally decorated the Parthenon (and which in 1816 turned up in the British Museum, following their controversial removal in 1802 by Lord Elgin). In some ways, Athens was not a good choice for a press launch: locally available fuel was of too low an octane for the (single) car made available to journalists and the brief test drive round the city suburbs was characterized by “horrible pinking”.
The body design was the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro (then at Ghia). The interior featured polished wood and hand-stitched leather. High development costs drove the purchase price higher than that of a Rolls-Royce. The Fidia’s main competitors were other luxurious and sporty sedans like the Maserati Quattroporte. The second Fidia made (and the first with right hand drive) was purchased by English rockstar John Lennon: the car had celebrity appeal.
The Fidia, like other Iso cars, was originally powered by a Chevrolet V8 engine, and was quite quick off the line (0-60 mph in around 7 seconds). By 1973, after General Motors demanded payment in advance of shipment, the engine supplier had been switched and cars were delivered with a Ford 5.8 litre V8, matched with a ZF five speed manual gear box or with Ford’s own ‘Cruise-O-Matic’ automatic gear box.
In 1971 Iso produced just 15 Fidias, which rose to 21 in 1972 and slid to 20 in 1973. In total 192 were built. Our Iso Fidia is the rarest first version called ISO RIVOLTA S4 with manual gearbox. This car was one owner from new and formerly it was owned from one famous Italian family. Unfortunately it had suffered the years and now it is for sale as restoration project.
It comes with its original Italian registration papers where it is possible to check that it is an ISO RIVOLTA S4, its original advertising and old invoices of services. This is an absolutely fantastic car, very elegant, very rare, very special. Something different and very stylish.

Price: £ 80,000
Year: 1968
Engine: xxxxxx
Mileage: xxxxxx
Power: xxxxxx
Gearbox: manual
Drive Position: LHD
Drive: rear
Colour: blue
Matching Number: yes
Country of Registration: EU registered

1968 Iso Rivolta S4 Fidia (Iso Fidia)

  • Only 191 cars buildt between 1967 and 1975
  • One owner from new
  • The rarest first version Iso Rivolta S4 with manual gearbox

The Iso Fidia (or Iso Rivolta Fidia), initially Iso Rivolta S4, is a four-door sedan which was produced by the Italian automobile maker Iso Automoveicoli S.p.A. from 1967 to 1975. The Fidia, first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1967, was the only four-door model from Iso. Production only got underway some time after the initial presentation of the car, and its European press launch which took place in Athens, came more than a year later, in February 1969. At the time of the press launch 15 cars had
already been built, but it was only in February 1969 that the car swapped its “S4” name for the more euphonious “Fidia”. The car was marketed as a unique combination of comfort and sporting performance, and the slogan that appeared in sales material was “Le quattro poltrone piu veloci del mondo” (“the four fastest seats in the world”).
The choice of Athens for the press launch was connected to the car’s new name, Fidia, which was the name (commonly spelled “Phidias” by anglophone classicists) of the artist who some 24 centuries earlier had supervised creation of the friezes which originally decorated the Parthenon (and which in 1816 turned up in the British Museum, following their controversial removal in 1802 by Lord Elgin). In some ways, Athens was not a good choice for a press launch: locally available fuel was of too low an octane for the (single) car made available to journalists and the brief test drive round the city suburbs was characterized by “horrible pinking”.
The body design was the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro (then at Ghia). The interior featured polished wood and hand-stitched leather. High development costs drove the purchase price higher than that of a Rolls-Royce. The Fidia’s main competitors were other luxurious and sporty sedans like the Maserati Quattroporte. The second Fidia made (and the first with right hand drive) was purchased by English rockstar John Lennon: the car had celebrity appeal.
The Fidia, like other Iso cars, was originally powered by a Chevrolet V8 engine, and was quite quick off the line (0-60 mph in around 7 seconds). By 1973, after General Motors demanded payment in advance of shipment, the engine supplier had been switched and cars were delivered with a Ford 5.8 litre V8, matched with a ZF five speed manual gear box or with Ford’s own ‘Cruise-O-Matic’ automatic gear box.
In 1971 Iso produced just 15 Fidias, which rose to 21 in 1972 and slid to 20 in 1973. In total 192 were built. Our Iso Fidia is the rarest first version called ISO RIVOLTA S4 with manual gearbox. This car was one owner from new and formerly it was owned from one famous Italian family. Unfortunately it had suffered the years and now it is for sale as restoration project.
It comes with its original Italian registration papers where it is possible to check that it is an ISO RIVOLTA S4, its original advertising and old invoices of services. This is an absolutely fantastic car, very elegant, very rare, very special. Something different and very stylish.

Price: £ 80,000
Year: 1968
Engine: xxxxxx
Mileage: xxxxxx
Power: xxxxxx
Gearbox: manual
Drive Position: LHD
Drive: rear
Colour: blue
Matching Number: yes
Country of Registration: EU registered