Isotta Fraschini is one of those old-fashioned brands that make our ears tickle every time news of one of their cars comes out.
The brand still exists and produces marine engines as part of the Ficantieri shipbuilding group but stopped producing cars in 1949. It is a rare case of a brand that did little after World War II but is still famous.
For this reason, discovering an Isotta Fraschini in good condition, in a warehouse, is newsworthy. An American specialist in classics heard rumors about its existence and went to Italy to analyse it, prove its identity and, in the end, take it back to a new home.
Nostalgic Motors sold it for more than 400,000 USD, which is not much for a model built in 1924 which has practically zero kilometers. Although it was ordered and prepared in a very exclusive equipment, this Isotta Fraschini Type 8A, a convertible Landaulet type, was never delivered to its owner and was then hidden for nine decades.
The Type 8A was a great automobile for a very exclusive audience, lovers of luxury. This specimen was built on a larger chassis with a wheelbase of 3,400 mm, but it was nevertheless the least powerful version of the inline eight-cylinder engine with an output of only 115 hp. It has a three-speed manual gearbox and reaches 150 km/h (93mph).
Its owner had many nickel decorative pieces chromed, while others were made from the finest quality wood. In addition to luxury, the owner must also be impatient, because he had commands installed to be read by the driver, where he would press buttons to tell when he wanted to change directions, to go home, or to move faster or slower.