Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet – 1924

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924


Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet – 1924


Marca : Isotta Fraschini
Modello : Tipo 8A
Versione : Imperial Landaulet
Anno : 1924
Telaio N. : 655
Motore N. : 664

Esemplari prodotti : 950 in tutte le versioni
Carrozzeria :  e di Merate

Motore : 8 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 7.372 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 2 Carburatori Zenit
Potenza : 110 CV a 2.600 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 150


Auction Results
2017 – Arizona – RM Sotheby’s – $434,500
2019 – Amelia Island – RM Sotheby’s – Unsold
2019 – Villa Erba – RM Sotheby’s – Unsold
2020 – Parigi – RM Sotheby’s – €246,875


The Tipo 8A was, without a doubt, one of the world’s most prestigious automobiles: they served to represent power and wealth. This particular 8A, chassis 655, appeared to remain with the factory from new. According to Angelo Titto Anselmi, the car was sold to Filippo Bolzari of Milan but it is unknown whether the car was ever actually delivered to him, as there are no viable records siting delivery. Though very little is known about its purported original owner, the car appeared to remain with the factory throughout its history. It was kept in the basement of a warehouse off site from the factory. This remote location is believed to be responsible for it surviving destruction along with the factory during WWII. Chassis 655 had its coachwork done by Cesare Sala, one of Italy’s premiere coachbuilders. Sala, together with Carrozzeria , did the coachwork for more 8As than any other firm at the time. This is in part due to the fact that Carrozzeria Sala, the predecessor to Sala and Castagna, had a board of directors containing Oreste Fraschini, brother to Vincenzo. The car had additional coachwork updates performed by Carrozzeria Riva. They added solid sidemount covers and special woodwork around 1926. The secondary coach tag found directly underneath original Cesare Sala tag is further evidence of Riva’s contribution. Furthermore, this is the only Isotta Fraschini that had 2 coach builders in its construction. According to The Isotta-Fraschini Society, from whom we have a signed letter of authentication, the coachwork on this chassis was likely assembled in January of 1924, making this the earliest known Type 8A and possibly the first example built. This along with needing and example to demonstrate may have been the reasons for Isotta Fraschini keeping this car in their ownership. The rarity of this automobile, in combination with its completely original and untouched appearance, make it a very valuable and sought after addition to only the most prestigious of pre-World War II collections. It is absolutely unique and, according to The Isotta-Fraschini Society, the earliest known surviving Tipo 8A in existence.


Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Imperial Landaulet - 1924


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