1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé  Chassis no. AR1427445
Lot 233
1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé
Chassis no. AR1427445
Sold for € 32,200 (US$ 36,402) inc. premium

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1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé  Chassis no. AR1427445 1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé  Chassis no. AR1427445 1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé  Chassis no. AR1427445 1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé  Chassis no. AR1427445
1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. AR1427445
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 220km/h (137mph) 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.
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.

Inspirée d'une étude de style de Bertone sur base Alfa Romeo dessinée par Marcello Gandini et exposée à Montréal Expo en 1967, cette deux places avait fait ses début au Salon de Genève en 1970. Contrairement au prototype à moteur quatre cylindres de l'Expo, la Montreal de série utilisait une version 'civilisée' du V8 à quatre arbres à cames en tête de la T33 Sport-Prototype qui était déjà apparu dans une version routière, la 33 Stradale de 1967, et que McLaren allait utilisé en Formule 1 dans une version 3 litres.
La petite série de Stradale reprenait le V8 dans sa cylindrée originelle de 2 litres, mais la Montreal, elle, affichait 2,593 cm3. Développant 200 cv, grâce à un allumage électronique et à une injection mécanique Spica, le V8 à carter sec de la Montreal, monté à l'avant, entraînait les roues arrière via une boîte ZF à cinq rapports. Le train roulant était issu de la Giulia 1750 GTV contemporaine, avec suspension avant à roues indépendante et essieu arrière rigide avec freins à disque aux quatre roues. Grâce à sa carrosserie fastback lisse, la Montreal atteignait un bon 220 km/h et, malgré un prix assez élevé, connut un relatif succès, puisque 3,925 furent construites jusqu'à l'arrêt de la production en 1977. Peu de voitures peuvent se prévaloir d'un moteur ayant des antécédents à la fois en endurance et en Formule 1, mais l'Alfa Romeo Montreal en est une.
Vendue neuf en Hollande, cet exemplaire a eu environ cinq propriétaires successif depuis sa sortie d'usine et est vendue avec son carnet d'entretien. La voiture a été partiellement restaurée et conserve sa livrée originale brun métallisé et est accompagnée un lot de factures concernant des travaux récents effectués par Vireo (pour le moteur) et avant cela par Sam van Lingen. La Montreal est vendue avec son immatriculation et ses papiers hollandais.
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