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1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

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1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan
AUCTION RESULTS: Car was Not Sold at a high bid of $240,000

135bhp, 449.5 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear half-elliptic leaf spring suspension, and four-wheel power drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145.6". Castagna coachwork.

The 1930 Isotta-Fraschini 8A Convertible Sedan presented here is a U.S.-specification model that was originally imported through Isotta Motors Inc., of New York. This fully restored example is remarkable in its presentation, beautifully finished in a very subtle two-tone red paint scheme, with the fenders and beltline painted a slightly darker shade of red. This subtlety is also very nicely accented with the use of gold pinstriping, while the brightwork is excellent throughout. The interior is lavishly appointed in leather and burled wood trim, while the tan Haartz cloth top is an excellent recreation of the original.

In the 1920s and well into the 1930s, before Isotta-Fraschini succumbed to the effects of the Great Depression, Castagna-built cars such as this very fine example commanded prices almost twice that of contemporary Duesenbergs, Packards, Cadillacs, and Pierce-Arrows. Considering the quality of the Isotta-Fraschini presented here, its offering presents an interesting opportunity. This is especially true, given the cost of restoration, and the spectacular prices that its American contemporaries are currently achieving at auction. Examples of this caliber rarely come to auction, making this is an opportunity not to be missed by the astute collector.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Not Sold at a high bid of $240,000
Lot #257

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1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

1930 Isotta-Fraschini Mode 8A Convertible Sedan

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