Now that's what I call a tight squeeze! Fab shot. Is that a dockyard?
Wowee, what is the big Car Transporter AR commercial?Hi Jim,
I am the owner of the 1972 Alfa Romeo A12 that Alex showed you photographs of on this thread. I also have a 1957 Alfa Romeo Romeo 2 Furgone (van).
Alfa Romeo made car transporters in several sizes. The smallest from the 1950s to 1970s was the Romeo 2 and A12, then there was the A19 which is really just a Renault Saviem with an Alfa Romeo badge on it. There were also the large trucks the factory used for hauling thier cars to dealerships and race meetings. The last Alfa Romeo commercial vehicle was the AR6 and AR8 of 1986 which were Fiat Ducatos and Ivecos with Alfa Romeo badges on them.
Alfa Romeo made many commercial vehicles, all of which could have different bodies fitted to them. You need to buy the book Alfa Romeo Camion by Massimo Condolo, it is a detailed book on all Alfa Romeo commercial vehicles.
It took me nearly three years to find my Romeo 2 and then the A12 found me - I was called by the vendor as he knew I had the Romeo 2. They are so incredibly rare and hardly ever come up for sale.
A company called Portal Classics near Milan had a red A12 by Scattolini for sale when I bought my A12. I went to look at it and it was complete and original but would have needed some work. I just tried their web address and it didn't work.
I was offered an A19 by some one at Luzzago in Brescia in June of this year as he knew I was after an Alfa Romeo car transporter, not realising I had since bought my A12. It is not on their web-site as it wasn't officially for sale. I will try and attach some photographs here of this and an Alfa Romeo Mille transporter by Bartoletti, the coachbuilder that built all the famous Italian car transporters.
Have a look on my web-site at AlfaGarage.co.uk and go to Specialist/Classic and then BWG Collection to see brief information of Alfa Romeo commercial vehicles.
Sorry if this is messy as I rarely go onto forums - lack of time. I was told of this thread by a friend of mine who seems to live on this forum!
Best of luck in your search. James.