6. Iso Lele
Iso proved themselves with two of the finest GT coupes ever built in Italy in the ‘60s, the Grifo and the Rivolta. However, they wanted to move forward as the ‘70s approached. This meant they would present a new model with a modern design and more luxury features and interior room to attract a new generation of buyers.
They named the new GT coupe the Lele, presenting it in 1969. It had a wedge-shaped profile, space for four adult occupants and a big trunk. Under the hood was a 327 V8 from Chevrolet. But the later versions featured a 351 V8 from Ford. Although an interesting and elegant car, the Iso Lele was a hard sell in the early ‘70s. That was due to the recession and oil crisis, which forced the company to stop production and leave the car business.