58,000 kilometres from new
1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone
Chassis no. 14226759
Inspired by Bertone's Alfa-based styling exercise penned by Marcello Gandini, the two-seater Montreal coupé debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1970. Unlike the four-cylinder prototype, the production Montreal used a 'civilised' version of the T33 sports-racing 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, the Montreal's front-mounted, dry-sump V8 drove the rear wheels via a ZF five-speed gearbox, while the running gear was sourced from the contemporary Giulia 1750GTV.
Aided by its aerodynamic body, the Montreal was good for a top speed of 220km/h and although expensive 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.
Delivered new to France, this original and un-restored Montreal has covered a certified genuine 58,000 kilometres from new and is described as in excellent original condition.
Originally a demonstrator, the Alfa remained with its first owner from 1973 to 1988, since when it has been owned by the current vendor. The car comes with sundry invoices, French Carte Grise and original jack and wheel wrench and service booklet.
Livrée neuve en France cette Montreal d'origine et non restaurée, qui n'a parcouru que 58,000 km certifiés, en excellent état d'origine. Voiture de démonstration à l'origine, cette Alfa est demeurée aux mains de son premier propriétaire de 1973 à 1988 avant de passer à celles de l'actuel vendeur. Elle est accompagnée d'un dossier de factures, de sa carte grise française, le cric et sa manivelle et de son carnet d'entretien.