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I have not yet come across any details about chassis or engine 6C10814369.

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A car with chassis and engine 6C10814370 was listed by The Alfa Romeo Section (V.S.C.C.) during the 1960's and it was described as "spider Zagato". The UK registration plate "BYM335" was associated with the car and the last note I have recorded is unfinished but is dated 2004. I will have to look through my files to learn why I began additional note-taking but was perhaps interrupted?
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A car turned up in Germany during the 1990's claiming the identity of 6C10814371. Information has been received from three sources and I am not yet convinced that each source describe the same car(s) or collections of parts. It seems possible but I cannot be certain. Some detail photos of one of the cars are not showing enough detail to get a good feel for the parts that might be "Gran Sport" in origin. More studies needed!
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I have not yet come across any details about chassis or engine 6C10814372.
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Chassis and engine 6C10814373 were fitted with a Zagato body (Zagato #1022) and sold April 1932 to Fernando Riva in Milano. By May 1937, 6C10814373 was owned by its fourth Italian owner before it was sold that year to a new owner in the UK. 10814373 went to the USA during the 1990's but it was apparently not until the car went to Europe later on that the numbers on the chassis (frame number and chassis number) belonged to a third series "Super Sport". I had noted the frame number when the car was in California but failed to check the chassis numbering, probably because that area was covered by body panels and/or brackets. Because we have evidence that such work was done to other cars in Italy and England, we can think it is quite possible that this car was repaired by Alfa Romeo during its early years in Milano with a chassis that came from another car. Again, more studies may reveal that history may be more fascinating than we might wish to assume?
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I have not yet come across any details about chassis or engine 6C10814374.
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Chassis 6C10814376 appears in a listing as of early 1968 by Roy Slater and Luigi Fusi as "spider Zagato" located in Ireland. It reportedly had engine 6C10914546 in it at the time. It was described 1994 by an auction catalog as being owned "since 1961" by its fifth owner. The original engine was (is?) reportedly in 6C8513092.
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6C10814377 is a car that was probably delivered to the Paris dealer in a form that was "to be assembled" and it received "Alfa Romeo - Paris" badging as a result. We can infer that it is likely that reduced duties were paid as a result? Figoni (Paris) records tell us the car was bodied October 1932 in cabriolet 2-seater form. Charts compiled by Luigi Fusi suggest the chassis was the first 6C chassis in this series from Alfa Romeo to be completed and sold 1932 but we know that 6C19814366 and 6C10814373 were first sold 1932 as well. We know that 6C10814360 and 6C10814361 were first sold September and October 1931. For other cars in this numerical range, we do not have precise origin dates.

The car lived in France into the mid-1930's at a minimum and came to the USA by 1958, when Thomson & Taylor (UK) sold some parts to the owner in Florida. It went to the UK during the 1990's and recent auction appearances may imply that the car lives in the USA again?
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6C10814378 is another "Alfa Romeo - Paris" car (see: 6C1014377, above as well as 6C10814379, below) and we might presume that it had a body "made in France" when delivered new? The car went to the UK around 1934 and it was registered "AXN153", perhaps near the time a new body was made and fitted by Corsica? Jack Bartlett (UK dealer) had the car as of March 1935 and he described it as, "coupe, blue" … which might mean it was a drophead coupe at that time?

Some photos from the 1950's exist and they are labeled "Corsica 4-seater". along with some prior ownership information. The car lived in England into the 1960's /1970's / 1980's and was described as being the only such car bodied by Corsica. There are credible claims that a 4th Series Gran Sport was also rebodied in a similar time period by Corsica and continues to exist today.

I should mention that this car was offered at least once by a UK dealer as "6C10814373".

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6C10814379 is another "Alfa Romeo - Paris" example that has also been reported as "chassis A10814379".
See 6C10814377 and 6C10814378, above for the implications of the "Alfa Romeo - Paris" badging.

This car appears late 1933 in a Figoni (Paris) ledger as "cabriolet" and there is also the name, "Jacques Varangot" as an associated entry. Other research has described activities in France through the mid-1930's at a minimum.

It seems likely that the same car turned up quite some time later in Italy (with "Alfa Romeo - Paris" badging) and became bodied "a la Zagato" by the 1970's.
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