1913 - 1914
🗃 Sports Car
2 seats 💺
2 ISOTTA-FRASCHINI Tipo IM
have been produced in total on earth
The Isotta Fraschini marque, founded in 1900 by Cesar Isotta and brothers Vincenzo, Antonio, and Oreste Fraschini, is considered one of the first thoroughbred Italian racing cars built, and was driven by the likes of Enzo Ferrari and Alfieri Maserati before they started their own respective companies. The Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM is incredibly advanced for its time with its overhead cam four valve per cylinder engine, and most importantly, as the first car ever to be equipped with four-wheel brakes. This Tipo IM, one of only two in existence, was part of a team of racing cars that participated in the Indianapolis 500 in 1913 and 1914. After 1914, the Tipo IM was retired and remained untouched until it was rediscovered and acquired by notable collector G. Whitney Snyder, who meticulously restored it in the 1950s. This exemplary model is new to the market after 20 years of ownership and poised to turn heads as it crosses the auction block.