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Chassis no. TF11 - Engine no. 110RS
Coachbuilder: Riva
Categories: D- The remaining cars from extremely limited productions 4 made; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; H- Works cars; J- Movie cars; L- Limited edition cars (no. 1 remaining of no. 5 manufactured)
Owner: Private Collection
1924 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio (Riva) sn TF11

1924 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio (Riva) sn TF11


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27th April 1924

Event: 1924 15th Targa Florio
Locality: Unknown city (-)
From 19th March 1925
to 5th July 1925

Famous owner: The first official importer of Alfa Romeo in United Kingdom (owner F.W. Stiles)
Note: Car colour: Shell Granite. Change rated 23,8 - 6 cylinder, 80 mm (1925, May 14). Englishman F.W. Stiles decided to extend his holiday and travelled to Milan to visit the Alfa Romeo factory. After being welcomed by company owner Nicola Romeo, Stiles was offered the sole agency for Alfa Romeo in Great Britain. He also bought this“rather special” 22/90 RLTF, in chassis form without equipment. Recalled Stiles: “This car had a radiator lower and narrower than that of the standard cars, a Hele-Shaw steel multi-plate clutch and a lightened chassis, while the engine, of standard dimensions, had a specially balanced seven-bearing crankshaft and raised compression ratio.” Stiles had the car fitted with a light two-seater pointed-tail sports body by A. E. Leadbetter of Marsham Street, London SW1, registering it as “XX 5060” in March 1925. Stiles’s policy was to loan the Alfa to amateur drivers, registering it in their names for a few weeks (as owners) so that they could take part in sporting events
19th March 1925

Plate: XX5060
Country: Unknown nationality
From 6th July 1925
to 9th August 1925

Owner: Hugh Rodger Walker (GB)
From 10th August 1925
to 5th July 1926

Famous owner: Owner F.W. Stiles
Note: Change rated 21,6 - 6 cylinder, 76 mm (1925, August 10)
From 6th July 1926
to 30th July 1926

Owner: Charles G. Coe (GB)
Note: Car colour: Gold and Black line (1926, July 9). Change rated 23,8 - 6 cylinder, 80 mm (1926, July 6)
From 31st July 1926
to 31st December 1926

Famous owner: Owner F.W. Stiles
From 1st January 1927
to 11th July 1927

Owner: Lord Inverforth (GB)
Famous owner: Inverforth is a english shipowner
From 12th July 1927
to 25th April 1928

Owner: Andrew Alexander Morton Weir (GB)
Note: Car colour: Blue (1927, July 30). The car was registered to the Hon. Alexander Morton Weir, heir to the wealthy shipowner Lord Inverforth, who kept it until the following April, when it reverted to British Alfa Romeo Sales
26th April 1928

Famous owner: Owner F.W. Stiles
From May 1928
to 1932

Owner: A. E. Linsley (GB)
Note: Partially exchanged for a 1924 Bugatti Type 23 "Brescia modifiée" At that stage it had reverted to the 3.0-litre engine, giving it a top speed just short of 100 mph, with 75 mph available on third. Recalled Linsley: “I kept this car for four years, and enjoyed many thousands of miles of delightful motoring.”
From 1932
to 1936

Owner: Rawlings (GB)
Note: Exchanged for Bugatti Type 55. Rawlings was a coach proprietor
From 1936
to December 1938

Owner: Leo E. Flatt (GB)
Note: It was by then in a very poor state, with damage to front mudguards, lamps, gearbox and carburettors. Spares being unobtainable, Flatt bought a 22/90 saloon as a donor car. He replaced the close-ratio gearbox of the TF car with the standard ‘box of the saloon, regretting the loss of the racer’s close-ratio third speed. He also replaced the triple-diffuser Zenith carburettors with twin 52mm SUs. Flatt fitted new front mudguards and lamps and replaced the split wooden dash with a cast aluminium instrument panel. He believed that the safe rev limit was the same – 3,600 rpm – as on the standard four-bearing engine until a letter from an Alfa Romeo works driver informed him that the seven-bearing engine could safely be taken up to 5,000 rpm. Wellbase wheels were another modification, 5.25x21 in the front and 6.00x21 at the rear, with a pair of 6.00x18 rear wheels in reserve for sprints. He drove it at Brooklands “for amusement” on a non-race day in company with special builder R.A. Waddy, completing several flying laps at 110 mph by hand timing
From December 1938
to June 1943

Owner: Boreham (GB)
Note: Mr Boreham of Crawley requested that it should be slightly detuned before he took delivery, so the updraught Zeniths from the saloon were fitted in place of the Sus
From 18th January 1944
to 21st February 1945

Owner: Alfred Clarence Wincop (GB)
Note: Car colour: Cellulose Red. Alfred “Twink” Whincop and his wife Monica were great vintage enthusiasts and close friends of Bill Boddy of Motor Sport, who had shared many motoring adventures in search of ancient and interesting cars with them before the war. In June 1943, Bill Boddy reported that “The Whincops have added the ‘22/90’ Alfa-Romeo two-seater which we recently mentioned to their stable”
From 22nd February 1945
to 21st December 1945

Owner: John Godrich (GB)
From 22nd December 1945
to 6th March 1950

Owner: Walter Allan (GB)
From 7th March 1950
to 1969

Owner: Michael Crowley Milling (GB)
Famous owner: Leader controls group European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, 1971-1977, division leader, 1977-1978, director accelerator division, 1979-1980. Associated with birth accelerator of particles LEP and the creation of touch screens
Note: Early in 1950 someone tipped off that great motoring connoisseur Michael Crowley-Milling of Alderley Edge in Cheshire that Walter Allan planned to convert the historic Alfa into “the fastest shooting brake in the country”. Crowley-Milling hastened to Hull, where he managed to persuade Allan to give him the car in exchange for a Talbot 105 shooting brake. The Alfa’s body, not too badly damaged, was rescued from the scrap heap, and car, body and several tea-chests of assorted parts were taken to Knutsford, where Crowley-Milling had garage space, and a five-year restoration began
2nd June 1966

Event: 1966 Rally internazionale Alfa Romeo Vetture d'Epoca
From 1969
to 20th January 1995

Owner: Count Giovanni Lurani Cernuschi (IT)
Famous owner: Italian automobile engineer, racing car driver and journalist. Also, he was Conte di Calvenzano
Note: Johnny Lurani painstakingly restored the car to its 1924 Targa Florio configuration, with a body built by the Carrozziera Riva of Merate in Como who had bodied his 1935 500cc record-breaker “Nibbio”
13th May 1973

Event: 1973 57th Targa Florio
Locality: Unknown city (-)
3rd September 1975

Event: 1975 50° del 1° Campionato del Mondo
19th August 1977

Event: 1977 Grand Prix de Montreux Retrospective
Circuit: Grand Prix de Montreux 
Locality: Montreux (CH)

Event: 1979 Unknown

Event: 1979 Raduno Sanremo Auto d'Epoca

Event: 1985 Unknown
From January 1995
to 2014

Owner: Lurani's Family (IT)
Note: Heir to the Count Giovanni Lurani
From 5th June 1999
to 6th June 1999

Event: 1999 Coppa Intereuropa
Locality: Unknown city (IT)

Event: 2000 Varese Campo dei Fiori
Locality: Varese (IT)
21st January 2001

Event: 2001 Coppa Monza
Locality: Monza (IT)
10th June 2001

Event: 2001 Targa Florio Rievocazione
From 2nd May 2002
to 5th May 2002

Event: 2002 Mille Miglia
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Race number: #6
Driver: Michael Goettsche (IT)
Co-Driver: Massimo Crovetto (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 22nd May 2003
to 25th May 2003

Event: 2003 Mille Miglia
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Race number: #5
Driver: Michael Goettsche (IT)
Co-Driver: Massimo Crovetto (IT)
Results / Prizes: 213th OA
From 6th May 2004
to 9th May 2004

Event: 2004 Mille Miglia
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Race number: #11
Driver: Michael Goettsche (IT)
Co-Driver: Massimo Crovetto (IT)
Results / Prizes: 97th OA
From 2nd July 2010
to 4th July 2010

Event: 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Locality: Unknown city (GB)
November 2010

Event: 2010 Coppa di Sicilia
4th June 2011

Event: 2011 Le Veterane sulle strade dei vini
13th July 2011

Event: 2011 Ennstal-Classic
Locality: Unknown city (AT)
From 23rd October 2014
to 26th October 2014

Event: 2014 Auto e Moto d'Epoca
Locality: Padova (IT)
From 20th October 2016
to 23rd October 2016

Event: 2016 Auto e Moto d'Epoca
Locality: Padova (IT)
From 22nd June 2018
to 25th June 2018

Event: 2018 La Leggenda di Bassano
Locality: Pove del Grappa (IT)

Owner: Venanzioro Fonte (IT)
Ongoing researches

Plate: BW186KF
Country: Unknown nationality

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