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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Innovative And Immortal Isotta-Fraschini TIPO 8A

Isotta-Fraschini TIPO 8A, designed by Giustino Cattaneo, was the first car with four-wheel brakes in 1910 as well as pioneers in overhead cams.

The bodywork, which is very unusual for Italian cars, was made Fleetwood Metal Body Company out of Pennsylvania according to Zumbrunn and Heseltine in the wonderful book 'Italian Auto Legends.'

Rudolph Valentino commissioned to have a TIPO 8A made with 7370 cc engine.

IF never really made it in the world of automobile finding remarkable success in marine and aeroplane engines.