<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276

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Lot 172
1971 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL
Coachwork by Bertone

Sold for US$ 70,400 inc. premium
1971 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. AR1425276

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

*Lovely car for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000
*Powerful Tipo 33-derived DOHC V8 Engine
*Beautifully presented example of classic Bertone styling
*Elegant Gold Metallic over beige livery


THE ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL

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 "civilized" 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. In 3.0-liter form, it would be used by McLaren in Formula 1.

The limited edition Stradale had used the V8 in its original 2.0-liter 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.

Aided by its aerodynamic body, the Montreal was good for a top speed of nearly 140mph and although expensive it proved to be 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, and the Alfa Romeo Montreal is one of them.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This left-hand drive Montreal was manufactured in July 1971 and sold new in Genoa, Italy. The original color scheme was gold metallic with beige cloth interior trim. From at least May 1983 the Alfa was French-owned by Mr. B. Poirier who started a full restoration but never completed the task. Eventually selling the car to an enthusiast who split time between France and London, the Alfa was sold at Bonhams' 2011 Harrogate sale as a solid, very complete project that had been repainted red but retained its original interior. Finding its way to the land of its birth, the long, stillborn restoration was finally completed in earnest. The project, documented with numerous photos, shows the extent of work completed including a complete engine overhaul during with many new parts were installed.

When acquired and shipped stateside by the current vendor in 2014, it was found that the head gaskets and steering box were in need of repair. Receipts for a 2016 service that included a valve job, replacement of the problematic cast alloy steering box housing with a billet unit, gasket replacement, engine tune-up, brake work, and general maintenance total over $16,000. Since the aforementioned work has been completed, the car has been driven only about 500km. Today, the car retains its correct cloth interior and shows well in its original colors.

With its forward styling and evocative looks that still look groundbreaking today, this well-preserved Alfa Montreal will be sure to bring smiles to onlookers for years to come.

Footnotes

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Saleroom notices

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<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
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<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
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<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
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<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
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<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
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<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
<b>1971 ALFA ROMEO  MONTREAL</b><br />Chassis no. AR1425276
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