1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Sala Torpedo Phaeton Tourer / 839 Chassis Information

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Sala Torpedo Phaeton Tourer
Coachwork: Cesare Sala
Chassis #: 839
Engine # 662
Sold for $390,500 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
Sold for $407,000 at 2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona.
This 1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A Boattail Tourer was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $450,000 - $550,000. It is powered by a 449.5 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine capable of producing 135 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel power drum brakes.

The 8A was a refined automobile that had a standard wheelbase of 145.6 inches. This could be extended to 157.5 inches to accommodate limousine coachwork. There were four-wheel drums on all four corners and a vacuum servo booster to aide in bringing the car to a stop from high speeds. Under the bonnet was an engine that was every bit a mechanical marvel as the cars were refined. The engine had a ten main bearing crankshaft, overhead valves, and light alloy pistons.

This example has a custom body created by Carrozzeria Italiana Cesare Sala of Milan. In 1927, the chassis cost $8500 with the coachwork adding an additional $6000, making this a very expensive vehicle at the time. The Cesare Sala coachwork demanded this cost due to the reputation it had accumulated by its years of creating elegant carriages for European royalty.

In 1986, the Blackhawk Collection acquired the vehicle and commissioned a restoration, thou it had been found in excellent and original condition. The restoration lasted two years, after which, it was put on display at the Blackhawk Museum.

At auction, there was interest in the vehicle, and the dollar figure rose quickly. The peak of that climb reached $390,500, falling short of the estimated value. Regardless, the vehicle found its next owner and was sold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011


2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$400,000-$500,000 
Sale Price :
$407,000

2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$450,000-$550,000 
Sale Price :
$390,500

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Boat-Tail Tourer
Chassis#: 839
Sold for $407,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A image  1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A image  
1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Sala Torpedo
Sold for $390,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A image  1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Roadster by Fleetwood11752018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,500,000$2,000,000
1927 ISOTTA FRASCHINI LEBARON 8A S DUAL COWL13632015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8AS Tourer13902013 Bonhams The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $250,000$300,000
1927 Isotta-Fraschini Model 8ASS Five Passenger Dual Cowl Phaeton13632010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA   

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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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