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 Post subject: Riva Alfa
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:55 pm 
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Ah! The Cattaneo Alfa!

Carrozzeria Riva from Merate near lake Como built this car for the journalist and racing driver Giovannino Lurani Cernuschi. He always had all his car maintained by Riva.
This car is built on a tubular chassis from Gilco, engineered by Guido Cattaneo. Cattaneo still had some pre-war Alfa 2500 SS engines lying around and he inserted them on the Gilco-Cattaneo chassis.

Some of these Gilco-Cattaneo Alfas wered bodied by Colli. Riva built only one, maybe two. The design was made by Lurani himself.
This car won the 1950 Concours d'Elégance Lido di Venezia.

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 Post subject: Re: Riva Alfa
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:08 pm 
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I have added the Colli section for you: viewforum.php?f=111

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 Post subject: Re: Riva Alfa
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:18 pm 
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More about this Alfa.


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 Post subject: Re: Riva Alfa
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Alfa Romeo 1900, described as bodied by Carrozzeria Riva


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 Post subject: 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 by Carrozzeria Riva - Merate
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:34 pm 
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The 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 by Carrozzeria Riva - Merate is a Bob Tucker special bodied car with Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 engine.
The chassis of the car is tubular, and made by CABI-Cattaneo (the son of the founder of Isotta Fraschini was the founder of the company, and also worked at one time for Alfa). The motor is 6c2500 Alfa. Riva of Merate is the coachbuilder (NO relation to Riva speedboats).
Some history..
Merate is close to Lake Como, and only 100 yards from what was Lurani's home in Cernusco Lombardone.
The bodywork of Riva Merate is not particularly devoted to adaptation of cars, but when Giovanni "Johnny" Lurani-Cernuschi (1905-1995) Comte di Calvenzanno, journalist and pilot instructed the vehicle maintenance also occasionally asked them to perform for him any special request, such as the Nibbio of 1935, a "record hunter" with Guzzi 500cc engine that reached 162 km/h. Lurani had competed successfully, especially in careers in costs, with an Alfa-Romeo 6C 1500 between 1928 and
1932 in this ocasión asked to Riva carrozzeria basis of its own very special issue.
The engineer Guido Cattaneo, in partnership with the company Gilco (which also provided Ferrari chassis) had made several copies leveraging some engines Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS retaining since before war and were bodied by Colli, but this is one of two that made Riva to design and Lurani won the "Concours d'Elegance Lido di Venezia" in September 1950.

This rare car still exists in project condition and will soon be under restoration, we'll be happy to see it again on the roads!

text by Vasileios Papaidis


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 Post subject: Re: Riva Alfa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:29 am 
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Alfa Romeo RL by Riva 1924


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 Post subject: Re: Riva Alfa
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 4:55 pm 
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Carrossier wrote:
Alfa Romeo RL by Riva 1924

For this car Riva should be only the restorer, in recent years

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