1929 Isotta Fraschini Commodore 8A Castanga RoadsterPrice Upon Request

!929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A

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The Italian luxury Roadster of the Roaring Twenties.
Conceived as a chauffeur-driven luxury conveyance, the Tipo 8 was aimed at the United States market where it was the choice of such world-famous film stars as Rudolph Valentino, press baron William Randolph Hearst and world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey. In 1924 the revised Tipo 8A was introduced, which featured a 7.3-litre engine producing around 115bhp - making it the most powerful straight-eight in production - and Isotta’s highly regarded three-speed synchromesh transmission.
The standard Tipo 8A had a lengthy wheelbase of 145” (almost 3.7 metres). Three forward gears were considered more than enough, the Tipo 8 being capable of accelerating smoothly from walking pace to its maximum in top, while each car came with a factory guarantee that it was capable of 90mph.

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Car 1929 Isotta Fraschini Commodore 8A Castanga Roadster
VIN 1485 
Small Series  1 of 2 
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue /      Blue 
Condition Pristine 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior, Wooden trim 
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Known History

This particular Tipo 8A – chassis number ‘1485’ - is believed to be the New York Auto Show car of 1929, which was displayed on the Castagna stand at the Hotel Commodore Automobile Salon in New York City.

 

The car previously formed part of the famous Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada, later passing into the ownership of Michel Seydoux, one of France's premier collectors. Fully restored over a period of three years, in excellent mechanical running order,‘1485’ also boasts new paintwork and hood but retains its original interior. An entry (No. 008) at the world renowned 2008 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance, this wonderful motor car is now in perfect running condition and ready to enjoy, taking best of class even more recently at ‘Paleis Het Loo’ in 2008 in Holland and an award winner at Schloss Dyck in Germany.

In the 1979 James Bond movie Moonraker the car can be seen on the grounds of Hugo Drax.