John. You are absolutely right. More questions than answers.
According to the book „Millenove”
„Lt. Internen aufzeichnungen von Alfa Romeo werden sieben Corto Gara gebaut, aber vielleicht aush acht?
According to internal Alfa Romeo blueprints , seven Corto Gara vehicles where built, maybe even eight. The first three were taken from the existing Touring programme, which meant they did not have the split windscreen. Touring build an other four coupes with special body. “
It confirms, what I regarded, as general knowledge, over many years. That 7 cars where build.
The book “1900 Sprint” by Gonzalo Garcia doesn’t give any numbers.
To me it doesn’t mean anything whether it was 7-8 or 10.As there would probably be new attempt to build “Alliggeritta” or race prepared 1900 Sprints. After this first 7? .
To me, the 7, they was all with split front screen, as pictured in the Garcia book.
So the information, in the Millenove book. About 2 different “type”( or more) of Corto Gara, made me queries.
“quote you John” Your comments about the Alfa Romeo squad being inexperienced in racing is simply not true. Yes, they had to adapt the knowledge they already had to cars without separate chassis.”
You are talking about apple and pears.
2 different things. To build a body to a stiff chassis, witch eventually had the engine bolted in the chassis to ad stiffness.
Than to build a body to a platform, as the Corto 1900. It doesn’t have the regity, so it is an experience, to lean where to ad or remove or change the dimensions of the tubes.
To me these “steps” in preparation, indicate they where learning have they should handle, the incoming experience with the platform , and have they should implement these experience.
I am just trying to se have they adopt new knowledge into platform development.
And I do fully agree, that there “COULD” have been differences, between the bodies.
But if we shall handle a number of cars, that we don’t , know, its necessary to group to get some general picture, at lest to me.
Thank you for the info about Zehender in MM 1953 with car chassis 1028.
Regarding Ivanhoe-Avario. Car nr 69 Coppa del d’Oro Dooemiti.
Thank you for catching up on this. It was just my thoughts, that it is Ivanhoe in car 69.
It is a picture that has been fluting around in the web for at least 10 years. So a lot of stories can have been connected to the picture