Isotta Fraschini 1932

Tipo 8B 


 

 

Introduced in 1919, the Tipo 8 was supplied as a chassis only. Coachbuilders included Italy's best such as Castagna and Sala, and many more firms in Europe and America. The Tipo 8 did particularly well on the American market, with about 450 being sold there between 1919 and 1932 out of a total production of 1380. Buyers included many Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow, while boxer Jack Dempsey and newspapers tycoon William Randolph Hearst were also Tipo 8 owners. Elsewhere buyers included the Queen of Rumania. the King of Egypt, the Aga Khan, several Indian princes, Pope Pius XI, Benito Mussolini and the Swedish millionaire Erik Akerlund.

ln June 1932 there were 19 unsold cars. 8As as well as 8Bs, 52 new 8B chassis and components for assembling 48 more.


 

 

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