6C10814368 is a spider by Zagato with distinctive fender ("wing") shapes that were copied onto a mostly newly made body put onto 6C10814318 when both cars were restored in England during the 1990's. First mention is made of 10814368 (and "AXA758" in records kept 1934 by Jack Bartlett, a dealer in the UK. We know this thanks to Simon Moore who received transcripts of the records from Denis Jenkinson ... and shared them. We can also guess that the UK plate issued to this car (see photo below) was issued 1934, as the earliest "AXA" plates were issued December 1933. There is undoubtedly additional early UK ownership history to be described/clarified and some of it may be covered in an auction catalogue description of 2008.
Thanks to Ron Shaw and Dabney Collins (source of the nose-on view below ... and another), we know the car came to Colorado during 1952 or perhaps 1953 as the result of an ad by Automo Ltd. in Hampstead. The LF quarter view shows the car at Georgetown, Colorado during 1953. By the late 1950's, the car had gone east to Virginia, then to Pennsylvania, to New York, back to Pennsylvania, to Connecticutt and then to a Japanese owner who probably never took it to Japan but had restoration work done in England. He also owned 6C10814318 and there were confusions for a good long time as to which car had received a new body while both cars were restored in the same shop. See the descriptions of 10814318 above for some added clarification. Some of the confusions were complicated by auction catalogue descriptions that were highly inaccurate at times about each of the two cars. The confusion ran so deep that it is sometimes impossible to be certain which car is being described in some of the descriptions.
When auctioned 2008, there was acceptance of 6C10814368 as being largely original and I have subsequently been given additional proof via Peter Mooser, owner of 6C10814318. I am awaiting an invitation by the current owner of 6C10814368 to visit the car and learn from it while giving him photos of the car during its restoration in England.
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