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1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Torpedo

Chassis no. 1651
Engine no. IF 1651
Coachbuilder Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
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1930
Manufacturing
1930
Owner: Veniero D'Annunzio (IT)
Famous owner: Son of Gabriele D'Annunzio
Note: Castagna sale rapresentative for U.S.A.
From 1930
to 1931
Owner: Sam Rubin (US)
Note: Castagna and D'Annunzio lawyer. As payment of a bill after the crisis of 1929
From 1931
to 8th February 1959
Owner: Mickey Miller (US)
Note: Mr. Sam Rubin's nephew. He was a young magician who inherited the car
From 8th February 1959
to 2000
Owner: George Thunelius (US)
Purchase price: $ 700
Note: Mr. Miller put a notice of sale on the New York Times on Feb. 8, 1959 in the section 5 "Antique and classic cars" for 700 dollars. Mr. Thunelius George from N.Y. saw the announcement and bought it
January 1994
Press review: Unknown author, "Un Incontro Con Ercole Castagna", Le grandi automobili , 01-1994, pp. 22
July 1994
Bibliography: De Boer John, The Italian Car Registry - John Fulton De Boer , Unknown publisher, n.p. 1994
2000
Owner: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
Note: Mr.Thunelius tried to do a restoration for so many years, but he not succeeded in its intent and in the 2000 sold the car to Corrado Lopresto in Milan
From 2000
to currently
Owner: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
October 2002
Generic fact: Other photos
November 2002
Generic fact: Other photos
December 2002
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
February 2003
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
March 2003
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
April 2003
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
July 2003
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
September 2003
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
October 2003
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
February 2004
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
April 2004
April 2004
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
May 2004
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
June 2004
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
October 2004
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
November 2004
Restoration: Photo Interiors
December 2004
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
January 2005
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
January 2005
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
March 2005
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
March 2005
May 2005
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
June 2005
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
June 2005
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
July 2005
Restoration: Photo Interiors
September 2005
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
September 2005
Restoration: Photo Interiors
September 2005
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
October 2005
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
November 2005
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
December 2005
Restoration: Photo chassis engine - mechanics
January 2006
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
2006
Press review: De Ferrari Giulia Aurelia,seno Alvese-marco, "L'arte Dell'eleganza", Auto Digest , no. 27, 2006, pp. 110
February 2006
Restoration: Photo body and assembly
April 2006
Restoration: Photo Interiors
21st April 2006
Identification document: FIVA Identity Card no.: 270 - Categorized: A3 - Owner's name: Corrado Lopresto - Owner's country: Italy
From 21st April 2006
to 24th April 2006
Event: Concorso Internazionale d'Eleganza di Villa d'Este
Locality: Cernobbio (IT)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
May 2006
Press review: Paracchini Gian Luigi, "Macchine Da Sogno In Sfilata Per Destare Emozione E Stupore", Corriere della sera , 05-2006
May 2006
Press review: Ward Phil, "Concorso D'eleganza Villa D'este", La Repubblica , 05-2006, pp. 6
May 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Sfilata D'auto Storiche Sulle Piazze Più Belle", La Repubblica , 05-2006
11th May 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "La Coppa D'oro Villa D'este", La Vie de l'Auto , no. 1222, 05-2006, pp. 4
24th May 2006
Event: Coppa Automobile Club di Torino
Locality: Torino (IT)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
June 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Pokal- Turnier", Motor Klassic , no. 6, 06-2006, pp. 31
June 2006
Press review: Deganello Elvio, "Docenti D'estetica", Auto Capital , no. 6, 06-2006, pp. 111
June 2006
Press review: Gandolfi Francesco, "Quando Il Best Of Show Non è Proprio Così...the Best!", Auto d'Epoca , no. 6, 06-2006, pp. 36
June 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Le Piu Belle Del Reame", Automobilismo d'Epoca , no. 6, 06-2006, pp. 86
June 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Polvere Di Stelle", Grace , no. 5, 06-2006, pp. 10
June 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Villa D'este Tocar El Cielo", Motor Clàsico , no. 221, 06-2006
June 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Coppa D'oro Villa D'este", La Manovella , no. 6, 06-2006, pp. 71
From July 2006
to August 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Villa D'este Nobiltà Autentica", Auto & Design , no. 159, 07-2006, pp. 59
July 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "American Collectors Share Villa D'este Spoils", Classic & Sport Car , 07-2006, pp. 12
July 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Il Trionfo Della Bellezza", Gente Motori , 07-2006, pp. 183
July 2006
Restoration: Photo Interiors
August 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Unknown", Car Magazine , 08-2006
December 2006
Press review: Massara Giulio, "Monterey Week God's Cars", Auto Capital , no. 12, 12-2006, pp. 124
December 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Eventi\ Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance", Auto d'Epoca , 12-2006, pp. 24
From 1st December 2006
to 10th December 2006
Event: Essen Motor Show
Locality: Essen (DE)
From January 2007
to June 2007
Press review: Unknown author, "Una Formula Di Successo", La libreria dell'automobile magazine , no. 21, 06-2007
March 2007
Press review: Deganello Elvio, "Isotta Fraschini Lusso Totale", Auto Capital , no. 3, 03-2007, pp. 111
April 2007
Press review: Unknown author, "E Tu Che Epoca Sei?", Famiglia cristiana , no. 13, 04-2007, pp. 98
April 2007
Press review: Unknown author, "A Villa D'este Ritorna Lo Stile", Auto d'Epoca , 04-2007, pp. 24
10th June 2007
Event: Retro Classics meets Barock
Locality: Ludwigsburg (DE)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
19th June 2007
Event: Citè de L'Automobile
Locality: Mulhouse (FR)
Note: Car exhibited in the museum in place of the Bugatti Royale
8th July 2007
Event: Festival Automobile de Mulhouse La Grande Parade
Locality: Mulhouse (FR)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
13th July 2007
Event: International Oltimer Meeting Baden Baden
Locality: Baden-Baden (DE)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
2009
Event: Concours d'Elegance Spa Francorchamps
Locality: Stavelot (BE)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Targa Carrozzeria Castagna", Auto Digest , no. 54, 2009
2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Schloss-note", Auto Digest , no. 54, 2009, pp. 136
From 25th January 2009
to 26th January 2009
Event: Mostra dell'Alto Antiquariato
Locality: Novegro (IT)
April 2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Best Of Show E Principesse", La Manovella , no. 4, 04-2009, pp. 28
June 2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Amazing Grace", Auto Italia , no. 158, 06-2009, pp. 29
September 2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Isotta Fraschini Stars At Spaitalia", Classiccars , 09-2009, pp. 27
September 2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Castagna Honoured With Belgian Win", Classic & Sport Car , 09-2009
From 20th January 2010
to 23rd January 2010
Event: Kuwait Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Unknown city (KW)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
From 24th September 2010
to 27th September 2010
Event: uniques special ones international concours
Locality: Firenze (IT)
Race number: #2
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
Note: Hors concours
2011
From 18th December 2011
to 8th January 2012
Event: Le Bellissime Italiane
Locality: Firenze (IT)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
From 25th October 2012
to 28th October 2012
Event: Auto e Moto d'Epoca
Locality: Padova (IT)
Driver: Corrado Lopresto (IT)
Note: Exhibition at the stand uniques special ones by Stefano Ricci
December 2012
Press review: Albertini Alfredo, "Cresce L'ex Port", Ruoteclassiche , no. 288, 12-2012, pp. 56
2020
Press review: Darrin Howard, "Disaster Is My Business", Automobile Quaterly , 2020, pp. 57
Unknown
1st and current body
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
Type: Double Phaeton
Colour: White
Unknown
1st and current chassis no. 1651
Unknown
1st and current engine no. if 1651
Manufacturer: ISOTTA FRASCHINI MOTORI S.P.A. (IT)