1974 Alfa Romeo  Montreal Coupé Project  Chassis no. 1440172
Lot 78
1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé Project
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone Registration no. LGG 500P Chassis no. 1440172
Sold for £ 26,450 (US$ 33,635) inc. premium

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1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé Project
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Registration no. LGG 500P
Chassis no. 1440172
* Competition-derived four-cam V8 engine
* Rare UK-supplied right-hand drive model
* Matching numbers
* Off the road for some 40 years
* Partially restored (including engine fully rebuilt

Footnotes

  • 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.

    This rare UK-supplied right-hand drive car was first registered on 14th August 1975. In a letter on file, the previous owner states that the Alfa's second owner was 'Eric' from Blue Steel Engineering of Liverpool, who acquired it in December 1975. 'LGG 500P' was taken off the road in the late 1970s and some 30 years later (in June 2007) passed into the ownership of garage proprietor, Alan Angus. The previous owner acquired the Montreal from Mr Angus in October 2009 and sold it to the current vendor in March 2010. Since then the bodywork has been refurbished, the engine fully rebuilt by marque specialist Rob Thompson, and many suspension parts either renewed or overhauled. The vendor advises us that the car is largely complete, with all major components present, although some parts are missing. Not yet fitted, an up-rated handling kit (springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bar) is included in the sale together with a set of new reproduction alloy wheels (boxed) from a batch manufactured a few years ago. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry restoration bills and a V5C Registration Certificate. Sold strictly as viewed.
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