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Zust and Isotta Franschini Chassis. 1906.
Engine. 1906.
April 1908.
January 1920.
January 1920.
January 1920.
January 1920.
January 1920.
1922. Tipo 8. 8-cylinders. Exhibit at the Franschhoek Motor Museum.
November 1926.

Italian maker of early automobiles.

1906 Introduced to UK. Produce 16-22, 28-35 and 50-65 h.p. models.[1]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices in the UK see the 1917 Red Book

The firm was named for its founders, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini, as Società Milanese Automobili Isotta, Fraschini & C., on January 27, 1900. The motto was, "Import, sell, repair cars". Prior to establishing their own company in 1904, Isotta and Fraschini assembled Renaults.

1914 Sold in the UK by Sir C. Friswell

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell and Co in 1906.