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Isotta Fraschini – Tipo 8A Landaulet


Vehicle Overview

Bodywork by two renowned coachbuilders? How is it possibile? This Landaulet is one of the earliest Tipo 8As produced, its styling bore much resemblance to the preceding Tipo 8, including the design of the fenders, flat single-bar bumpers, and nautical-style cowl vents, indicating that a styling transition was still in-process. It was bodied by Cesare Sala of Milan, one of Italy’s premiere coachbuilders and one with a very close relationship to Isotta Fraschini, as Oreste Fraschini, a member of the founding family, occupied a seat on Sala’s board. In the course of its history, the car changed several owners until 16 July 1958, when the car was sold back to the factory, Isotta Fraschini Automobili-Breda of Saronno, for 100,000 Italian lire. Early on in the factory’s ownership of the car, Carrozzeria Riva was commissioned to restore the car to its original splendor. This is why you can see 2 different coachbuilder badges on its body.

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    Isotta Fraschini
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    Tipo 8A Landaulet
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