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1992 Van Diemen AlfaRomeo F Boxer Europa SOLD

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Serial Number: RF92FEB - 1840
Frame Number: 1840
Engine Number: 30746.0002620
Gearbox Number: LD200
Logbook: not applicable
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $20,000 firm  Currency_Convert
Location: Fort Myers, FL
 

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Description

Van Diemen construction is based on 1992 FF but redesigned the for boxer motor. Features include: inboard suspension with Penske mono coil-over in front, dual Penske coil-overs in rear, updated arms, Hewland LD200 transaxle, OZ wheels with Pirelli slicks. Required Alfa alloy Brembo calipers on iron Alfa discs. Dual fire bottles.

Engine complies with the F Boxer EU requirements, ie stock AlfaRomeo 4 cam 16 valve, 1700 cc, Bosch fuel injected, originally 130 bhp. Staggered phasing on inlet valves, hydraulic lifters, thin shell iron crankcase- horizontally split. Stock Bosch electrics. Required stock flywheel and clutch. Dry sump.

Body is a new team spare finished in 2004 in accurate livery of the formula and period.

A support package of spares is available and includes a set of new Pirelli rains on OZ wheels, new cylinder heads, camshafts, bearings, valves, springs, Bosch controller, suspension arms, gaskets, seals, clutch, hoses, plugs, small chassis parts, timing sprockets and belts. Most if not all are new and in original boxes.

Also available is a new (dyno time only ) motor identical to the injected configuration above, except that it carries 2 dual DellšOrto carburetors and is wet sumped. Completely dressed, running. Original factory press kits for both generations are available, along with several volumes of technical information, parts fiche, and several CDs of information.

History

A brief history of this Formula: The first generation of Formula Boxers was conceived within AlfaRomeo prior to the purchase of the company by FIAT. Originally, 100 chassis and bodies were built within the experimental department as a means to study faster prototyping. Parts were sent out to Autodelta for assembly.

The engine was a stock, carbureted 1500 sohc boxer motor from the 33 car line. All cars were identical, and were delivered complete with sponsor contracts and contingency awards as a package to Italian dealer teams and their drivers. Drivers were under 23 years old, and the points leader at the end of the season was signed to a pro-ride in one of the Alfa powered F3 teams. Following the sale of Alfa to FIAT by the Italian government, FIAT decided to abandon this activity, and to pull out slowly.

The Formula Boxer Europa was born to save face. This formula permitted the use of any roller meeting simple requirements for the use of stock AlfaRomeo motors and key parts as shown below. The car owners hoped to run them throughout Europe similar to other marque formulae. FIAT did not support this formula financially, and it lived for only two or three years. The cars have become extremely collectable, due to their rarity, especially by Japanese collectors.

Recent Competition History

Italian history only. Ex Team Lucidi car, several drivers, Italian Championship:
Fabio Aries 1991
Andrew Boldrini 1992
Danilo Tomassini 1993

Performance Data

Engine

Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Electrical System

Transmission

Rear End

Body

Chassis

Interior

Spares


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