1969 Iso Lele in Hemmings Motor News

Torq-O is very American orphan-centric, but stories about multinational marques are always interesting and welcome.

One such story popped up in Hemmings Motor News (February 2010). It’s about the Iso Lele.

Jim Donnely writes about this incredibly rare Italian orphan. Iso was an Italian industrial manufacturer that got into automobile production after World War II.

The Lele was an incredibly upscale 2 + 2 hard top made between 1969 and 1974. Bertone styling. Chevy (later Ford) engines.

The boss was Piero Rivolta, and he named the car after his wife. The company only made 260 of them before fading into obscurity.