1970→1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal
The world first saw the Montreal at Expo '67 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Presented as a concept car, it was stylistically different from previous Alfa.
Built as a 2+2 coupé, the Montreal was distinguished by its front headlight treatment by designer Marcello Gandini fitted. He fitted the headlights beind four unusual grilles. By the time the car reached prodcution in 1970, these were replaced by larger, single panels. Other unique details include a hood-mounted NACA duct and nonfunctional slats behind the doors.
The first two prototypes were powered by an inline-4 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia, but the production version was much more serious. Instead it was powered by 90° V8, with competition features like dry-sump lubrication and SPICA fuel injection. This was a derivative of the same potent V8 which was used in the Alfa Romeo 33 racecar.
Chassis details were lended from the Giulia GTV including its double wishbone front suspension with a live axle in the rear.
Almost 4000 Montreals were produced from 1970 to 1977. Ironically, none were ever sold in Montreal because Alfa Romeo was limited to European markets.
Chassis & Sales
1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal - sold for €29,900
Finished in its attractive original colour scheme of white with blue interior, this particular Montreal benefits from a recent major service and has been fitted with a new exhaust system, battery and tyres. The car is currently registered in the Netherlands and comes with FIA papers.
Gallery: 2011 Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams
1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé - sold for €32,200
Sold new in Holland, this example has had approximately five owners from new and comes with service history. The car has been partially restored while retaining its original dark metallic brown livery, and comes with sundry invoices for recent work by Vireo (on the engine) and previously by Sam van Lingen. Offered with Netherlands registration papers.
Gallery: The Paris Sale 2012 by Bonhams
1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal AR1425271 - sold for $36,000
The Alfa Romeo Montreal prototype was introduced the world at Expo 67 on Isle Notre Dame in Montreal, Quebec, the center of Canada’s year-long celebration of its centenary. Based on the highly successful 105-series Giulia and designed by Bertone, the production version shared the prototype’s fastback profile, roof side cooling slots and hooded headlights, but enthusiasts contend that its best feature is the 2.6 L 4-cam V-8 under the hood, esse... more
Gallery: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum