2015 Best of Show Winner
August 4, 2021
1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufen Cabriolet shown by Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection
A 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was acquired by Carrosserie Worblaufen around 1931 and used as the basis for a Sport Cabriolet they had envisioned on the long-wheelbase, 145-inch chassis. The finished car was displayed at the 1932 Geneva Auto Show and won the Grand-Prix d’Honneur at Cannes in 1933.
The well-balanced proportions of the chassis, with its long hood and low windshield, belies its true size. And the appearance of the close-coupled body on the long wheelbase is enhanced by the dual rear-mounted spares.
This magnificent car has had only four owners from new; it lived a quiet life in Switzerland and France before coming to North America in 2014. It won top honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015.