1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264
Lot 7
Used when new as Alfa Romeo demonstrator in France
1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL
Sold for US$ 77,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264 1972 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREALDesign by Bertone  Chassis no. 1426759 Engine no. AR00564.01264
1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL
Design by Bertone

Chassis no. 1426759
Engine no. AR00564.01264

2,593cc DOHC V8 Engine
SPICA Mechanical Fuel Injection
200bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Low-mileage, highly original example
*Just two owners between 1973 and 2013
*Used when new as Alfa Romeo demonstrator in France
*Lovely car for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000
*Beautifully presented example of classic Bertone styling



THE ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL

Alfa Romeo contracted Bertone to design an innovative new sports car in 1967 to reveal to the world at the Expo 67 World's Fair in Montreal. Penned by Marcello Gandini, who created the iconic Miura just one year before, the concept featured innovative side gills and retractable slotted headlight shades on a classic, flowing shape. This sleek, unnamed coupe was met with much acclaim and began to be colloquially referred to as the Alfa Romeo Montreal.

Three years later, Alfa debuted the Alfa Romeo Montreal as a production model at the 1970 Geneva Auto Salon. While strikingly similar stylistically to the Expo 67 concept, the production model abandoned the Giulia's four-cylinder for a high-revving quad-cam V8 based on the 2.0 liter Tipo 33 Stradale engine. This 90° dry-sump V8 redlined at 7,000 rpm and brought this stylish coupe to 60 from a standstill in 7.1 seconds, and on to a top speed of nearly 140 mph. While the Montreal offers blistering performance and stunning Marcello Gandini good looks, it also features four seats and a trunk, making it quite a practical and usable sports car.

With a sticker price higher than a Jaguar XKE or Porsche 911, the striking design and exhilarating performance was not enough to tempt many buyers, with just 3,925 examples produced by 1977. Regardless, the Montreal is a beautiful hand-built Italian sports car worthy of a place in any collection.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a highly original and well cared for example of Alfa Romeo's Bertone-styled Montreal. According to Alfa Romeo's official Centro Documentazione archives, this Montreal was completed at the Alfa Romeo factory on April 13th, 1972. The car was finished in Grey (or Silver), over a black interior, just as it appears today. The Alfa Romeo was delivered new to France where it's believed it was used as a demonstrator by either the French Alfa Romeo importer, or a regional Alfa Romeo agency.

The cars first private owner acquired the new Montreal in 1973, with who the car would remain until 1988. The cars second owner would keep the car for 25 years, until offering it at Bonhams 2013 SPA Classic Auction, where the current owner purchased it; a San Diego based life-long car enthusiast.

Today, this beautiful Alfa Romeo remains in highly original and well-preserved condition, and the odometer reading of just over 59,000 kilometers (37,000 miles) and is believed to be the cars actual mileage since new. The typical yellow French headlights are still in place, and add a nice contrast to the Silver exterior. Offered here is a stylish and powerful sports coupe, ready for spirited touring.

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