1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Limousine / 1592 Chassis Information

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Limousine
Coachwork: Castagna
Chassis #: 1592
Isotta-Fraschini began in 1899 when Cesare Isotta and Oreste Fraschini began producing cars in Milan, Italy. Most of the cars produced by the company were large cars; the exception being a series of small sports cars designed by then 18-year-old Ettore Bugatti. Isotta-Fraschini had a reputation of building not only fine cars, but also military machines, marine and aircraft engines. The Tipo 8 series was built from 1919-1935 and became known as the world's first production straight-eight while providing the ultimate in luxurious transportation. The 8AS chassis alone cost $9,750. Customers included Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow, Jack Dempsey, William Randolph Hearst, the Pope, and Mussolini.

Unfortunately, Isotta-Fraschini fell victim to the Depression and the worldwide collapse of the luxury car market. After car production ceased, the company concentrated on the manufacture of aircraft engines.

Powered by a 7.4-liter straight-eight and featuring a 'Toy' limousine body by Italian coachbuilder Castagna of Milan, this car is reportedly a one-of-a-kind. It was custom-designed for its first owner, Howie B. Willis of Hebron, Illinois. This was the second custom-bodied Isotta Fraschini bought new by Mr. Willis, the prominent Chicago financier who owned a total of seven Isottas, headed the Isotta Fraschini Owner's Association, and became one of the world's leading authorities on the Isotta Fraschini maruqe.

In the 1980s, Sergio Franchi, the famous Italian tenor, actor and all-around heart-throb, purchased this car from Willis and it remained in his collection alongside his other Isotta Fraschini, a Tipo 8A S Castagna Cabriolet known as the 'Grey Goddess.' In 1998 this car was purchased by a West Coast collector who had the car restored and showed it at Pebble Beach in 1989. It reappeared at Pebble Beach in 2003, in the hands of the current owner.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A LANDAULETTE
Chassis#: 1390
Sold for $564,410
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1929 Isotta Fraschini 8A Convertible Sedan by Floyd-Derham
Chassis#: 1571
Sold for $473,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A image  1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A image  
1929 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A SS CASTAGNA ROADSTER
Chassis#: 00000001482
Sold for $1,320,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A CABRIOLET Coachwork by Franay14022016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $600,000$700,000
1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Roadster14852009 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile $425,000$475,000
1929 Isotta-Fraschini 8A Commodore Roadster Cabriolet14852004 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $450,000$550,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 81924 Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Cesare Sala
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 81924 Tourer
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 489
Engine Num: 500
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 81924 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Worblaufen
Chassis Num: 605
Engine Num: 604
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 81924 Landaulet
Coachbuilder: Sala & Riva
Chassis Num: 655
Engine Num: 664
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1925 Boattail
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 720
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1927 Sala Torpedo Phaeton Tourer
Coachbuilder: Cesare Sala
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1927 Coupe Chauffeur
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1927 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 1175
Engine Num: 1174
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1927 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 1363
Engine Num: 1385
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1927 Sala Torpedo Phaeton Tourer
Coachbuilder: Cesare Sala
Chassis Num: 839
Engine Num: 662
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 AS1928 Imperial Landaulet
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 AS1928 Landaulet
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1928 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 1353
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 AS1928 Landaulet
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1380
Engine Num: 1414
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1928 Commodore
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1549
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Commodore
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Engine Num: 1596
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Imperial Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Coupe De Ville
Coachbuilder: Cesare Sala
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: 1402
Engine Num: 1630
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1482
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 1571
Engine Num: 1591
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Transformable
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1587
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1929 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1592
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1930 SS Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1930 SS Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1578
Engine Num: 1522
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1930 Boattail Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1581
Engine Num: 1599
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1930 Special Sports Torpedo
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1659
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1930 Flying Star Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 687
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Commodore
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis information for the Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A1933 Dual Cowl Sports Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Castagna
Chassis Num: 1664
Engine Num: 1664


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