Hallo, Scusi per Inglese,
I have just discovered this thread, although I found the photo some time ago on the Anamera website. After some research, which I show below, I decided there was a mistake in the description of the car.
It does look like a 2nd Series, it does have race number 507, it does have two people inside, it is damaged on right-hand front! I cannot make out the registration no.
Of course there could be some mistake in the race records I have looked at on the web, but this could be checked in Brescia of course.
My conclusions are that this cannot be 1953 & that is it not Richter & Nicolai.
The only car that fits the records is #507 in the 1956 Mille Miglia driven by Luciano Mantovani/Nereo Cantuseno/Francesco Allevi who practised but did not compete. They fiinished 17th in the Special Touring/GT +2000 Class, which I think means that the engine was greater than 2000cc – maybe a 2451cc engine?
So, there was a B20 2nd Series #507 in the 1956 Mille Miglia driven by Luciano Mantovani/Nereo Cantuseno. Until the chassis number is known from MM offices in Brescia & for the car now sold by Autoclass srl, Bergamo, we shall not know for certain!!
Perhaps there is a mistake in the records I have looked at!
Richter was certainly a very active driver at this period, mostly with Nicolai, and did drive various Lancias.
According to http://www.wspr-racing.com/wspr/results ... s1953.html
& to http://www.teamdan.com/archive/wsc/1954/54mille.html
, & other years the following is recorded:
DNF = Did Not Finish
No. 507 did not arrive at the start, & no Richter recorded
Pos Car # Drivers Car Time Group Group Pos
DNF 507 Gustavo Richter (D)/Antonio Nicolai Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint S2.0
94th 507 Leslie Brooke/Jack Fairman Triumph TR2 15h42m16 Sports 2000 12
DNF 215 Gustavo Richter/Antonio Nicolai Fiat 1100 Grand Touring 1500
No #507 recorded
141th 2301 Gustavo Richter Lancia Appia 15h43m23 Normal Touring 1100 19
17 507 Luciano Mantovani/Nereo Cantuseno/Francesco Allevi* Lancia Aurelia 13h26m23 Special Touring/GT +2000 7
DNF 047 Gustavo Richter Porsche 356 1300 Super Special Touring/GT 1300
13 507 Jean Guichet Ferrari 500 Mondial [0458MD] 12h08m22 Sports 2000 4
75 049 Gustavo Richter Porsche 356 1300 Super 13h43m11 Grand Touring 1300 23
* Driver listed for car, but did not participate in race meeting
Look also at
http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/ ... ter-D.html
http://parma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2010 ... a-3557640/