1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS Commodore Vehicle Profile

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS photograph

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS
Commodore
Coachwork: Castagna
The Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 series engine was designed by chief engineer Giustino Cattaneo during World War I and introduced with the new Tipo 8 chassis in August 1919. The Tipo 8 was followed in 1925 by the Tipo 8A, with an engine enlarged to 7.3-liters, and this in turn was followed by the highly tuned 160 horsepower Tipo 8A SS.

The Isotta Fraschini factory made only the chassis and bodies were produced by specialty coachbuilders such Fleetwood, LeBaron and in this case Castagna.

This is one of the Isotta Fraschini 8As built by Castagna with cabriolet-style 'Commodore' coachwork similar to that of the Isotta Fraschini displayed at the Commodore Hotel in 1928. That exhibition was organzed as part of Isotta Fraschini's efforts to boost exports. Ten of these Commodores were built for American customers in ensuing years.

This example was acquired by its current caretakers in 1966. It had been purchased completely disassembled. It features the distinctive Cobra radiator mascot that was designed in 1925 for Adolph Zukor at Paramount Studios to publicize the silent movie Cobra, starring Rudolph Valentino; that mascot was first given to Valentino for his own Isotta Fraschini. Several American Isotta Fraschini owners then ordered a similar mascot to adorn their own 8A radiators, many of which also bear distinctive radiator stone guards.

The car is powered by a 450 cubic inch overhead-valve in-line 8-cylinder engine developing 150-160 horsepower. It is capable of at least 90 miles-per-hour.

The current owners are the third generation of the family to show this Isotta Fraschini at Pebble Beach.

Several Hollywood stars purchased Isotta-Fraschini automobiles including Rudolph Valentino. The Cobra ornament was made for Rudolph Valentino by United Artist Studios to promote the movie 'The Cobra'.

The 8B was the last model produced as luxury vehicles succumbed to the Great Depression of the 1930s.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High

Comparables

Similar sales to the range.

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


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Conceptcarz Google+ Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2019 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.