Chassis 6C10814326 was issued a Certificato d'Origine on 8 April 1931 and was sold the same day to Umberto Gerardi. The Gerardi family had owned and raced some earlier 6C1500 cars as well. It seems likely that the car raced at least three times with the "fratelli Gerardi" during 1931. The Mille Miglia is the only event confirmed thus far, thanks to a photo from Ferruccio Testi that exists in the Franco Zagari archives with Matt Spitzley. The Gerardi brothers were 5th o/a. The car was sold on after only seven months.
Three owners later, the car was re-bodied by Carrozzeria Touring for Carlo Torelli of Livorno after he'd owned it for a couple of years. Perhaps there was an accident or perhaps the racing Zagato body seemed too spartan once the car was no longer being raced? The initial Livorno license plate was replaced 1935 and I suspect that this event accompanied the re-body by Touring even though it has been proposed that the re-body took place in 1936. Some focused study will probably reveal something more about this and I am hopeful that somebody might make some efforts to do so. We may learn something about Touring as well as the history of this specific car.
Edit 3 April 2015: A careful review of the identified Touring body numbers of the 1930's and the origin dates of the cars they were fitted to (using mostly 6C2300 cars as reference material at this time) makes a strong case for identifying the Touring re-body of this car as having taken place during 1935, and perhaps more precisely, having been completed around May of that year.
10814326 had approximately fifteen owners from that time into the 1970's and exists today with its lovely Touring body that is unique. As with virtually all of these cars, there are minor mysteries to be studied by those who wish to describe each characteristic. In this case, each mystery serves as a pleasant reminder that there are many "Ahah!" moments awaiting us.
Last edited by iicarJohn; 04-03-2015 at 04:32 PM.