Iso Fidia

Model History

Produced between 1967–75, the Iso Fidia was a four-door sedan from the Italian automobile maker Iso Rivolta. The Fidia, first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1967, was the only four-door model from Iso.

The Fidia, like other Iso cars, was originally powered by a Chevrolet V8 engine, and was quite quick off the line (0-60 in around 7 seconds). By 1971 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.

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 second Fidia made, and the first right hand drive, was purchased by English Rock Musician, John Lennon.