Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Boat-Tail Tourer
Introduced in 1919, this new Tipo 8 came as a chassis only. Bodies were typically from Italy’s top-tier coachbuilders, Castagna and Cesare Sala, although other European and American firms lent their hands to the task. Isotta aimed for refinement over sportiness, eschewing overhead cams in favor of pushrod-operated overhead valves. The brakes, of course, operated on all four wheels and were fitted with power assist.