Ferrari at the Targa Florio
Ferrari at the Targa Florio

Targa Florio

Ferrari at the Targa Florio Memorabilia Photographs and Posters

Ferrari at the Targa Florio

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Vintage 1921 Enzo Ferrari Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Advertisement

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Vintage 1921 Enzo Ferrari Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Advertisement

Vintage 1921 (!) Enzo Ferrari Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Advertisement.

This is an incredibly rare and VERY early Enzo Ferrari item!

Being born in 1898, Enzo took up an interest in cars at a very early age and after the death of both his father and his brother had to provide for himself and his widowed mother. After some mechanical jobs and having been declined a job at FIAT, due to lack of qualifications, he met Ugo Sivocci in 1919 who was a test driver at the Milanese car manufacturer CMN (Construzioni Meccaniche Nazionale) who were converting ex-WW1 militairy vehicles for civilian use but were planning to venture into more sporting cars.

Sivocci got Enzo a job at CMN as a test driver and it was here that Enzo ventured into his first automobile race, the Parma Poggio di Bercetta hillclimb on October 5th, 1919 where he came in 4th.

In 1920 Enzo would switch to Alfa Romeo and Sivocci followed suit and was hired to participate in the Alfa Corse team.

In 1921, still under the strict rule of Nicola Romeo, Alfa Romeo entered three cars in the grueling Targa Florio event.

The race was won by Giulio Masetti in his Fiat 451 but Giuseppe Campari brought his Alfa Romeo 40/60 home in third place. Sivocci and Enzo, both driving a modified "street" Alfa Romeo ES came home 4th and 5th overall.

With typical Italian flair, this vintage advertisement announces that Sivocci and Enzo came in first and second "overall for cars from Italian series production" (!) and Campari finishing "second overall in the Italian Racing Car class"(!) "Thus... Alfa-Romeo placed three cars amongst the top five".

Yes, Italian flair indeed...

This nicely designed ad, printed on blue paper, appeared in an Italian magazine in 1921.

A FANTASTIC period piece, that is exceptionally well suited for framing, from the early days of Enzo's career as a racing driver!

It measures approximately 28 x 17.5 cm or 11 x 6.9 inches.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1921 Enzo Ferrari Targa Florio Alfa Romeo Advertisement

Vintage Original 1950 Targa Florio Advertising Poster

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Vintage Original 1950 Targa Florio Advertising Poster

1950 Targa Florio Advertising Poster Vintage Original.

This is a great VINTAGE poster for the 34th running of the Targa Florio / 10th running of the Giro di Sicilia.

It urges you to buy the race program which is available at every news stand and costs a mere 30 Lira.

It is printed on very thin paper and is in excellent condition bar a small tear at the top (visible in the scan) and two tape marks from being displayed in 1950. Folded as original but stored flat for decades.

Maybe the only one left in the world?

The race was won by Mario and Franco Bornigia on Alfa Romeo 8C-2500 Sperimentale.

Second place was for Inico Bernabei and Tulio Pacini on Ferrari 166 MM (S/N 0036M) which survives to this day while third place went to Baron Stefano La Motta (would get killed the next year at the same event...) & Gennaro Alterio on Ferrari 166 S (S/N 0011S) which was scrapped after La Motta was killed in it).

The poster measures some 69 x 50 cm or 28 x 20 inches and was printed in Palermo (where else?).

Only 1 available of course.

Vintage Original 1950 Targa Florio Advertising Poster

Vintage 1953 Photo of Giulio Musitelli on Ferrari 166 MM Abarth S/N 0262M at the Targa Florio

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Vintage 1953 Photo of Giulio Musitelli on Ferrari 166 MM Abarth S/N 0262M at the Targa Florio

Vintage 1953 Photo of Giulio Musitelli on Ferrari 166 MM Abarth S/N 0262M at the Targa Florio.

This is a vintage 1953 photo of the Abarth-bodied Ferrari 166MM of Giulio Musitelli being towed back onto the road after an off into a field during the 1953 Targa Florio which he would still finish in 21st place.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

The car, S/N 0262M, was originally delivered as a Vignale Spyder in March 1953 but quickly rebodied as a Spider by Abarth for the May 1953 Targa Florio (its maiden race).

In 1954 it was again rebodied, this time by Scaglietti and again as a Spyder.

In recent years it has been brought back to its Abarth body style again.

It seems to reside in the USA now.

The photo measures some 4 x 3 inches or 10 x 7 cm and is in excellent condition. The back carries the stamp of Randazzo in Palermo, Italy along with some penciled annotations.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1953 Photo of Giulio Musitelli on Ferrari 166 MM Abarth S/N 0262M at the Targa Florio

Vintage 1955 Photo of Ferrari 857 Sport S/N 0570M at the Targa Florio

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Vintage 1955 Photo of Ferrari 857 Sport S/N 0570M, Targa Florio.

This is a vintage 1955 photo of the Ferrari 857 Sport Spyder Scaglietti, S/N 0570 M, during the 1955 Targa Florio.

The car would finish the race in 3rd position, driven by Eugenio Castellotti and Robert Manzon.

After this race Ferrari sold the car to the USA where it still seems to linger but missing its original engine.

In the foreground we see the # 106 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (S/N 0005/55) of Desmond Titterington and John Fitch who would finish the race in 4th position.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

The photo measures some 5.5 x 3.5 inches or 13.5 x 9 cm and is in excellent condition. The back carries the photographer's stamp.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio

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Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio

Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio.

This is a vintage 1962 photo of the 246SP, S/N 0796, during preparation for the 1962 Targa Florio.

The car would win the race, driven by Willy Mairesse, Ricardo Rodriguez and Olivier Gendebien.

The car in question is the 246 SP S/N 0796 which was later modified to serve as a mule for the Tipo 250 P and crashed during practice for the 1963 Targa Florio. The car burnt out completely and was assumed to have been scrapped although parts of it seem to survive.

In the background we see the # 108 Porsche 718 GTR of Nino Vaccarella and Jo Bonnier which would finish 3rd overall.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

The photo measures some 5.5 x 3.5 inches or 13.5 x 9 cm and is in excellent condition. The back carries NO photographer' stamp.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1962 Photo of Ferrari 246 SP S/N 0796 at the Targa Florio

1963 Targa Florio print of Ferrari 250P S/N 0812 Ludovico Scarfiotti

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1963 Targa Florio print of Ferrari 250P S/N 0812 Ludovico Scarfiotti

1963 Targa Florio print - Ferrari 250P S/N 0812 - Ludovico Scarfiotti.

This is a vintage 1964 print of Ludovico Scarfiotti at speed in a Sicilian village during the 1963 running of the Targa Florio.

Scarfiotti was partnered with "Wild" Willy Mairesse and unfortunately, the car was crashed on the 4th lap.

The car, bearing # 172 in this race, is S/N 0812 which survives to this day.

The print measures some 25 x 18 cm or 10 x 7 inches.

It is in near mint condition.

Only 1 available.

1963 Targa Florio print of Ferrari 250P S/N 0812 Ludovico Scarfiotti

Vintage 1963 photo of Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta S/N 1791GT at the Targa Florio

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Vintage 1963 photo of Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta S/N 1791GT at the Targa Florio

Vintage 1963 photo of Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta S/N 1791GT at the Targa Florio.

This is a GREAT shot of Vito Coco in his Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Competizione S/N 1791GT during the 1963 running of the Targa Florio.

Vito partnered with Salvatore Calascibetta who never got to drive as Vito crashed out of the race in lap 1...

Apparently, Vito sold the car between 1964 and 1966 and after that the history is somewhat clouded.

This is a vintage photo, i.e. it was printed shortly after the image was captured on film.

The photo measures some 9.5 x 7 inches or 24 x 17.5 cm, is in excellent condition and carries the photographer's stamp on the back.

Only 1 available.

 

Vintage 1963 photo of Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta S/N 1791GT at the Targa Florio

Vintage 1964 Photo of Ferrari 196 SP S/N 0790, Targa Florio

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Vintage 1964 Photo of the Ferrari 196 SP of Leandro Terra.

This is a vintage 1964 photo of the 196SP, S/N 0790, during the training day for the 1964 Targa Florio. Terra would partne up with Cesare Toppetti but unfortunately, the pair only managed 5 laps and dropped out of the race.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

The car, S/N 0790, was bought by Terra in January 1964 and after a mere 4 races the car was stored until 2002. It now seems to reside in Germany.

The photo measures some 6 x 4 inches or 15 x 10 cm and is in excellent condition. The back carries NO photographer's stamp.

Only 1 available.

1966 Targa Florio Race Poster Vintage Original

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1966 Targa Florio Race Poster Vintage Original

Vintage original 1966 Targa Florio Race Poster.

This is a great VINTAGE poster for the 50th (!) running of the Targa Florio.

It shows a great image of a Bugatti being chased by an Alfa Romeo.

It is printed on very thin paper but it is in pretty good condition. It has been folded twice (most probably original folds) and has been stored rolled for the last decade or so.

The race was won by Willy Mairesse & Herbert Muller in their Porsche 906.

The poster measures some 70 x 100 cm or 28 x 40 inches and was printed in Palermo, Sicily (where else?).

Only 1 available.

1966 Targa Florio Race Poster Vintage Original

Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino at the Targa Florio S/N 0852 / 002

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Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino at the Targa Florio S/N 0852 / 002

Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino, Targa Florio - S/N 0852 / 002.

This is a vintage photo (i.e. printed shortly after the image was captured on film) of the factory entered Ferrari Dino 206S Berlinetta of Jean Guichet and Giancarlo Baghetti en route to 2nd overall in the 1966 running of the Targa Florio.

The car, S/N 00852 at that time, was reworked and restamped to S/N 002 later in 1966 after which it was sold to Bill Harrah's dealership in Las Vegas, USA.

The car now seems to reside in Switzerland / Italy.

The photo measures approximately 25 x 17 cm or 10 x 7 inches and does not carry any photographer' s markings on the back.

Mint condition.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino at the Targa Florio S/N 0852 / 002

Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino at the Targa Florio S/N 0852 / 002

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Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino at the Targa Florio S/N 0852 / 002

Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino, Targa Florio - S/N 0852 / 002.

This is a vintage photo (i.e. printed shortly after the image was captured on film) of the factory entered Ferrari Dino 206S Berlinetta of Jean Guichet and Giancarlo Baghetti en route to 2nd overall in the 1966 running of the Targa Florio.

The car, S/N 00852 at that time, was reworked and restamped to S/N 002 later in 1966 after which it was sold to Bill Harrah's dealership in Las Vegas, USA.

The car now seems to reside in Switzerland / Italy.

The photo measures approximately 25 x 17 cm or 10 x 7 inches and does not carry any photographer's markings on the back.

Mint condition.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1966 photo of Ferrari 206S Dino at the Targa Florio S/N 0852 / 002

Vintage 1966 Photo of Ferrari Dino 206 S S/N 0842, Targa Florio

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Vintage 1966 Photo of Ferrari Dino 206 P S/N 0842, Targa Florio.

This is a vintage 1966 photo of the Dino 206P Spyder, S/N 0842, during the 1966 Targa Florio.

The car was driven by Giampiero Biscaldi & Mario Casoni to a 14th spot overall.

In 1967 Guenther Klass heavily crashed with this car and died of his injuries. The car was consequently scrapped. Originally, the car was a works prototype.

This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.

The photo measures some 5 x 3.5 inches or 12.5 x 9 cm and is in excellent condition. The back carries NO photographer' stamp.

Only 1 available.