Jeez ! just when I thought it was safe to move back to an unexplained Alfa Romeo 179 I get sucked back into another ERA R12B mystery !!!! :-)http://forums.autosp...a...t&p=4357819
Lets look at the evidence, the photo above is definitely not R2B or R5B it has the wrong mirrors (protruding) and does not have either the cut out mentioned by Dutchy, thanks Dutchy ! :-), neither is there any sign of the De Ram front shocks or the type used on R5B.
So far we have only seen pics of R12B (circa 1980) with De Rams Protruding PAINTED Mirrors, Fully colour coded grill, yellow wheels and a crank handle.
The #21 car above has unpainted protruding mirrors a chromed grill insert (of the type also seen on R5B which has a blue chassis) no evidence of crank handle or crank spindle and no yellow wheels. Which suggests to me that the car above is a work in progress, particularly the unpainted mirror's and that chrome grill and non yellow wheels.
There is something about the front suspension a yellow pipe containing the steering rod (?) that does not tie up with the #29 R12C seen in post #108
So I could be persuaded that the #21 car above is R12B in progress if the date the picture was 1976 but if it is a later date it does not tally with the other pictures of R12B we have fitted with De Ram shocks and a crank handle 1980 -1982.
I think we agree again Alan my mistake I thought that pic was taken in 1982 for some reason :-)
It would be interesting to know what happened to the chrome grill, since colour coded and why the De Rams and crank handle appeared ?
Edited by arttidesco, 17 May 2010 - 17:42.