Alfa Romeo Montreal 1972, Chassis no. AR1425606
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1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Chassis no. AR1425606
Sold for €29,900 (US$ 40,185) inc. premium
Lot Details
1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. AR1425606
Inspirée par l'exercice de style dessiné par Marcello Gandini chez Bertone et présenté à l'Exposition Universelle de Montréal 1967, le coupé deux places Montreal fit ses débuts au Salon de Genève 1970. Contrairement au prototype à moteur quatre cylindres exposé, la Montreal de production bénéficia d'une version « civilisée « du moteur V8 à quatre ACT de la T33 sport-prototype, moteur qui avait fait sa première apparition sur une routière, la T33 Stradale, en 1967 et dont une version trois litres équipa une McLaren de Formule 1.
Produite en série limitée, la Stradale avait reçu le V8 dans sa version deux litres originale, mais la version installée dans la Montreal avait une cylindrée de 2 593 cm3. Donnant 200 ch grâce à un allumage électronique et à une injection mécanique Spica, le V8 en position frontale de la Montreal entraînait les roues arrières via une boîte ZF à cinq rapports. Les trains roulants étaient empruntés à la Giulia 1750 GTV contemporaine avec une suspension avant indépendante, un pont arrière rigide et quatre freins à disque. Grâce à une carrosserie très lisse style fastback, la Montreal atteignait 220 km/h et, en dépit d'un prix élevé, elle connut un vrai succès avec 3 925 exemplaires produits jusqu'en 1977. Rares sont les automobiles qui peuvent se vanter de posséder un moteur qui s'est illustré dans les épreuves d'endurance comme en F1, mais l'Alfa Romeo Montreal en fait partie.
Finie dans son séduisant schéma de teintes original, peinture blanche et intérieur bleu, cette Montreal qui a récemment bénéficié d'une importante révision a été équipée d'un système d'échappement, d'une batterie et de pneus neufs. Immatriculée actuellement aux Pays-Bas, elle possède ses documents FIA.
Elle se présente en excellent état général, n'ayant parcouru que 36 500 km depuis sa sortie d'usine.

Inspired by Bertone's Alfa-based styling exercise penned by Marcello Gandini that had been exhibited at the 1967 Montreal Expo, the two-seater Montreal coupé debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1970. Unlike the four-cylinder Expo prototype, the production Montreal used a 'civilised' version of the T33 sports prototype's four-cam V8, which had first appeared in a road car in the T33 Stradale of 1967 and in 3.0-litre form would be used by McLaren in Formula 1.
The limited edition Stradale had used the V8 in its original 2.0-litre capacity but the Montreal's version displaced 2,593cc. Producing 200bhp courtesy of electronic ignition and Spica mechanical fuel injection, the Montreal's front-mounted, dry-sump V8 drove the rear wheels via a ZF five-speed gearbox. The running gear was sourced from the contemporary Giulia 1750GTV, comprising independent front suspension and a live rear axle plus disc brakes all round. Aided by its slippery, fastback body, the Montreal was good for a top speed of 137mph (220km/h) and in spite of a hefty price tag proved very popular, 3,925 having been produced when production ceased in 1977. Very few road cars can claim an engine with antecedents in both long-distance sports car racing and Formula 1, but the Alfa Romeo Montreal is one of them.
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.
The offered car is in excellent condition, having covered only 36.500 km since new. Recent is was fully serviced and a new exhaust system and tyres were fitted.

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