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Italeri 1/12 Alfa Romeo 179/179C Formula 1 Race Car Kit

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Italeri 1/12 Alfa Romeo 179/179C Formula 1 Race Car Kit

ITA-4704
$162.99 $207.50

Two versions available for one model - Steering wheels and working suspension -  Slick tires - Highly detailed model - Removable cowling

The Alfa Romeo 179 is a racing car that was used by the prestigious Italian brand Alfa Romeo for the Formula 1 competitions from 1979 to 1982. It was developed to replace the Alfa Romeo 177 and it made its debut at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in 1979 in front of its Italian fans.  It was equipped with a 1291 cc 12-cylinders naturally aspirated Alfa Romeo 1260 engine. There is a lot of notable Formula one drivers that brought the Alfa Romeo 179, and it’s evolution 179C,  on the GP tracks as Mario Andretti, Andrea De Cesaris and Bruno Giacomelli that achieved a pole position in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in 1980. In 1982, due to the continuous technological changes necessary to be competitive in the Formula 1 competitions, the 179 was replaced with the Alfa Romeo 182.

Features:

  • Choice of the Model 179 or 179C details (like front spoiler)
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Steerable front wheels
  • Articulating suspension
  • Beautifully detailed engine with ignition harness and coolant hoses
  • Plumbing and wiring throughout the chassis to connect the fuel cell, radiators, etc., to the engine
  • Removable upper body panels to reveal all of the interior details

Decals are provided with four options:

  • Race 22, Alfa 179C, as driven by Mario Andretti, 1981, options with and without Team Marlboro markings
  • Race 23, Alfa 179C, as driven by Bruno Giacomelli, 1981, options with and without Team Marlboro markings
  • Race 22, Alfa 179, as driven by Patrick Depailler, 1979/80, options with and without Team Marlboro markings
  • Race 23, Alfa 179, as driven by Bruno Giacomelli, 1979/80, options with and without Team Marlboro markings

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