20th Sep, 2023 12:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Lot 456
 

1972 Alfa Romeo F108 / F12


Lot details

Registration No: EKH 514K
Chassis No: FO25276
MOT: Exempt

  • Very rare Alfa Romeo F108/ F12 van boasting a diesel engine
  • Restored and signwritten by the vendor for a visit to the Goodwood Revival, which unfortunately never happened for him
  • Recently subject to brake line replacement, master cylinder and more

The Alfa Romeo F12, produced by the Italian automaker from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s, holds a significant place in the brand's history as a compact commercial vehicle. Boasting a cab-over-engine design, it was engineered to optimize cargo space and versatility, making it a preferred choice for various business applications, from urban deliveries to short-haul transportation. Beneath the rugged exterior, the F12 offered a range of engine options, including the four-cylinder 1290cc Nord Twin-cam, as well as diesel powerplants, which struck a balance between fuel efficiency and performance. Its robust construction, coupled with Alfa Romeo's renowned engineering expertise, ensured durability and reliability, cementing its reputation as a dependable workhorse in the commercial vehicle market. The Alfa Romeo F12, though eventually succeeded by newer models, left an indelible mark as a practical and technically sound commercial vehicle. Its cab-over-engine configuration, efficient engine choices, and enduring build quality contributed to its historical significance, making vintage F12 models highly sought after by automotive enthusiasts and collectors today.

First manufactured by Ebro in Spain in 1972, this wonderful F12 (F108) is presented in the perfect 'Alfa' combination of Red with matching Red interior. Purchased by the vendor and registered in February 2020, 'EKH 514K' was subject to extensive restoration by the vendor. The car features Aermacchi, Troconi & Novelli, and Lawton & Wilson signwriting, which was applied specifically to transport the vendor's motorcycles to Goodwood Revival, but due to Covid, it never happened. Now the van is offered for sale to help raise funds for a larger Rolls-Royce, with it recently subject to replacement front and rear flexible brake lines with replacement cylinders, as well as a replacement master cylinder in August 2023. Further recent works also include replacement tyres, hub caps, drive shafts, all suspension and steering bushes, rod ends, some wiring, the seats re-upholstered by Aldridge Trimming, front carpets and a new battery. Overall, a vehicle rarely offered for sale, this presents an incredibly rare and exciting opportunity.

Please note: The motorcycles are not included as part of the sale, but may be available by separate negotiation.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks
andreas.hicks@handh.co.uk
07943584762

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:

               

Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Now owned by its employees and trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe.

 

Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

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