Cisitalia 202 cabriolet chassis numbers
There are several errors in listings of old from various sources and I am certain that listings that I've updated regularly over the last many years still contain errors. It used to be that, every time I saw a Cisitalia car in person that had already been listed somewhere, there was some fundamental descriptive characteristic that was flawed.
Although I can currently list an additional thirty or more 202 cabriolet by chassis number, and remove a couple of "coupe" from Paolo's listing, I'm not certain that this is a meaningful exercise when we are trying to help establish what is "original" to a specific individual car. These cars were very much individuals and we oftentimes do each car (and their builders) an historical disservice when we try to pretend that certain cars had the same characteristics ... when we cannot know this in many cases.
Beginning with a couple of corrections:
The chassis "018" (Pinin Farina body) in my listings currently is a coupe. This does not make it impossible that there was also a cabriolet with this chassis number.
Chassis "056" currently has three cars listed that seem to have legitimate historic claims to the number. Two cabriolet cars are numbered "056SC". One with Pinin Farina body and one with Vignale body. Another "056" is a coupe by Pinin Farina. Clearly, there is potential for confusion!
Among the cabriolet by Pinin Farina in Paolo's listing, you may wish to remove "018", add 056SC taken from the "Stabilimenti Farina" grouping and add also 065SC and 098SC as well. I'm sure there are other examples to be revealed and described by additional studies.
For 202 cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina you may wish to remove 056SC and "181B" as this last is apparently a duplicate listing referring to "180SC". To the Stabilimenti Farina 202 Cabriolet listing you may wish to add "033", "039"(?), "072SC", "078", "086SC", "089SC", "093SC", "117C", "128" (removed from the "Vignale" grouping), "142B" and "178SC". Again, there will be more one day.
For 202 cabriolet by Vignale, you may wish to add: "029", "050", "054, "056SC", "061SC", "062SC", "074", "077", "101", "103", "118SC", "146SC".
Two Castagna-bodied cars are known. 097SC and 154SC.
For 202 cabriolet by as-yet unidentified builders, you might add "033", "038SC", "048", "073SC" and "088SC".
Many of these cars are listed incompletely and we do not have enough data to be certain that the numbers were recorded accurately and completely with all prefix and suffix letters. Any revised listing will be subject to many corrections and/or confirmations as well as additions. Many leads remain for Cisitalia 202 cars in various forms.