An Italian Garage

Tales of Italian automotive history narrated by collectors and restorers.

An Italian Garage is a Web series of documentaries on classic Italian car manufacturers, narrated through the eyes of their collectors and restorers. Each season will deal with a single brand, each episode with a single car model.

The first season, "The Iso Rivolta Chronicles", focuses on the pioneering and unlucky brand Iso Rivolta, that gave us some of the most beautiful and inventive vehicles of the 50s and 60s.

The season is divided in 8 episodes that will be published weekly on Thursday.
Everything you see and ear - footage, soundtracks, graphics - has been independently produced by us, in an effort to higher the quality standards of Youtube productions.

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Giannini 750 Sport – Part 1

My first piece of racing history

Luciano Rupolo is a retired mechanic with a passion for classic cars and races. In this three part documentary, he tells his story through the most important cars of his collection.

Bizzarrini 5300GT – Part 2

Actually an Iso Rivolta A3C

Luciano Rupolo is a retired mechanic with a passion for classic cars and races. In this three part documentary, he tells his story through the most important cars of his collection.

Porsche 356 #004 – Part 3

The first one to hit the road

Luciano Rupolo is a retired mechanic with a passion for classic cars and races. In this three part documentary, he tells his story through the most important cars of his collection.

Iso Grifo – E01

A personal favorite

A brief history of the Iso Grifo, narrated by Adam Bolcs, a Hungarian Director of a Communication Agency, and Federico Bonomelli, an Italian entrepreneur.
The Iso Grifo is their personal favorite.

Competing with Vespa – E02

The Age of Isomoto and Isoscooter

In the 1950s Iso Rivolta, with its Isomoto and Isoscooter, became the third Italian motorcycles manufacturer, following Piaggio with its Vespa and Innocenti with Lambretta.

Other models were the Iso GT, the Iso Sport and the Iso 200, defined as one of the most beautiful bikes of that time. But Iso Rivolta would soon focus on luxury sports cars. In ’62, the production of motorbike ended.

The second episode of “The Iso Rivolta Chronicles” tells the story of the origin and ending of the Iso motorcycles, through the narration of the Iso Millennium committee members.

GT300 – E03

The ideal Gran Turismo

The GT300 is one of the great Italian Gran Turismo cars of the 60s. When Roberto Negri bought it, Iso had already closed and the car couldn’t even receive proper service, so it wasn’t worth much, but not to Roberto, who took it upon himself to keep Iso’s heritage alive.

Isetta – E04

The city car that saved BMW

There is an alternate world where Italy is famous for the Isetta and we don’t have BMW.

Bizzarrini’s A3C – E05

Renaissance of a race car

The A3C is the mother of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada. Created to compete in races, the project was soon abandoned by Iso Rivolta to concentrate on luxury vehicles for the road. Bizzarrini, instead, decide to start his own firm and keep producing the car, changing its name to the one we know today.
Although only 2 original vehicles still exist, Iso Restoration was granted a license to produce 10 more A3Cs with the spare parts that were left in Iso Rivolta’s warehouse.

Fidia – E06

Big, sporty and luxurious

Big, sporty and luxurious, the Fidia was the answer to the Maserati Quattroporte.
Only 192 vehicles were produced, making it the rarest Iso Rivolta.
Axel Gottschalk shares his love for this peculiar sport sedan.

Lele – E07

The last GT before the oil crisis

The Lele is the last GT produced by Iso Rivolta. With a brand new style, looking at the 70s, and a new powerful Cleveland engine, the car was to substitute the classic GT300. However, the oil crisis and the political turbulence forced the brand to close in 1974, with only 285 Lele produced.

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