Curami, thank you for clearance, my information came from Auto Italiana, too. From your short video I suggest that the GT1.3 class had its own race, because I have seen only Alfas there. Is there a possibility to store this video on my computer? By now I can only watch it when I am online.
J.C., do you have further information of the cars you owned?
The 17 + some privately imported ones you mentioned were all lightweights? Why do you think that #04328 was the highest VIN in UK? You wrote that #04637 was an UK car, too. Is #04328 a SVA?
It seems that both of your cars are still around: #04239 was mentioned in Sportscar Graphic 11/1991 at Nigensya (J), a last record of it I found 20001025 on a japanese website as tornado blue, with engine #30449. SVA #04637 is said to have its production date 19570614, and was sold 19580311 to Thomson & Taylor, Byfleet, Surrey (GB). Last record is also 20001025, when it was with T. Sogabe (J), rosso 501, engine #32359. Which years you had them?
The highest VIN for a SVA I have by now is #04718, which had its production date 19570803 and was sold to Tony Mognaschi, later rebodied to SVZ and ended up as SVM, and it is still around. I saw no photos of SVCs (with standard windows) until the end of 1957. One car with race no. 108, UK registered (6 GPF), is shown in one of the Alfa books at a 1959 Cat's Eyes Rally, I think it was so called because of the night time. It has a SprintVeloce badge but standard doors without aluminium window frames
For Pierre Orsini I found the following Alfa entries in old magazines, but I have no VINs:
1961 (F), SZ sold to Pierre Orsini (F)
19610624-28 Critérium International des Alpes (F), SZ?/SV Pierre Orsini (F), DNF
196107 Auvergne 6h – Clermont-Ferrand (F), No. 54 SV Pierre Orsini (F), DNF (GT1.3, accident, photo)
19610914-22 Tour de France Automobile (F), SZ? Pierre Orsini (F), DNF (engine failure at Le Mans)
19620324-25 Critérium Jean Behra (F), SZ Pierre Orsini/Quilicci (F), 2oa
19620512-13 Rallye di Sardegna - Cagliari (I), SZ Pierre Orsini (F), 24oa, 4cl (GT1.3/GT1.6)
19620607-12 Coupe des Alpes (F), SZ Pierre Orsini (F), DNF (crash)
19620915-23 Tour de France Automobile (F), SZ Pierre Orsini (F), DNF
19630913-22 Tour de France (F), No. 130 SS Max Krauth/Jean Imperty/Pierre Orsini-DNS (F), 16oa, 10oa (GTscratch), 8oa (GTindex), 6cl (GT2.0, photo)
Ada Pace owned SVA #01849, bought new in 1956, rebodied to SVZ #01849 in early 1958, and SZ #00009, bought new in 1960. For these cars I have lots of entries. Of course she could have (co-)driven other cars, too, but on the photos there are always the same ones
I am awaiting the new SVZ book, maybe we can make this thread really complete