What I find most disappointing about this thread and similar ones is how few seem to be interested
I should contradict as well, if you don't mind
To be honest, I could learn already some unknown details inhere
Further Boudewijn's photos made my day!!!
And please remind that we are dealing with a very special topic.
Stu, about the 6C at Le Mans, you were absolutely right.
Kling broke the lap-record in the race, but later Villoresi made a quicker lap.
Carter, many thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!
Please allow me some short comments....
The book of Mr. Anderloni about the DVs is not very helpful when you look for well-researched material. Anderloni created the confusion himself. The photos, not the text make the book worthy!
00128 is still with Peter Kaus, but no longer under the PF show car body. The PF body appeared at Amelia Island but it was carried clumsily by an historically unrelated 6C2500 chassis.
Do you have a confirmation for that? Sounds very sad!!!
What will happen to the chassis? A base for another recreation? Let's keep that in mind when another DV appears in the future!
Concerning the race-speed of the 6C cars at the MM, you were right. First Sanesi had the lead, then Kling, then Fangio until he came into technical difficulties.
When discussing the breaks of the 6C cars, I have to contradict.
The breaks were a serious problem in my opinion.
In the MM and in LM, one car retired due to problems caused by the breaks. They became too hot!
The Zagato Spider of JoBo also retired several times due to break failure or break overheating.
When you follow the development of the 6C Coupes, you mention that these air-scoops for cooling the breaks became larger each race. In the last version for the race at Spa-Francorchamps, the openings were fixed just behind the doors.
And don't forget, that Jaguar in 1953 was the first winner there with disc-breaks. That was the future in these days. Drum-breaks were not competitive anymore, although Ferrari switched very late to discs, it was a handicap using drum-breaks.