1971 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL
--Gold metallic with Beige cloth interior, Black dashboard, Beige headliner, Beige carpeting, Restored, Showing 6,997 Km, 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Montreal is one of the most sophisticated and striking post-war Alfa Romeo production cars. It uses a detuned version of the quad-cam, fuel-injected, dry sump V8 used in the legendary Tipo 33 prototype racecar. The Montreal has a Spica mechanical fuel injection system, a five-speed ZF manual gearbox, front independent suspension, a live rear axle with coil-spring suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and a chassis derived from the iconic 105-series cars. Designed by Bertone, the Montreal was wide and low with a shark-like nose extending through a curved fender and shoulder haunches into a truncated tail. The headlight “blinds” and stacked horizontal vents on the C-pillar were rather attractive and very futuristic at the time. The V8 produces 200bhp taking only 7.1 seconds to get to 60mph and reaching 140mph back in 1971! Besides its stunning looks, the Montreal is practical with a 2+2 seating configuration and a full trunk enclosed by a glass hatchback.
This Montreal was manufactured in July 1971 and sold new to Genoa, Italy. Sometime after its Italian ownership, it was registered in Germany and then onto France and England for its second, third and fourth owners. In 2001 it was auctioned and sold as a solid driver repainted red, but retained its original interior. This Montreal was then the subject of a complete restoration in the late 2000s including returning the car to its original Gold color and a complete engine overhaul.
In its most recent ownership in Canada, this Montreal was fully serviced at Engineered Automotive in Toronto. In 2017, it received $25,000.00 service from front to rear, the outcome of which is a turn key and ready to use Montreal, not the norm! The engine pulls extremely well with plenty of horsepower and torque, the mechanical injection is set up properly and the gearbox and clutch feel as new. Over the years we have owned several Montreal’s, this is one of the finest in all areas.
With just 3,925 examples built between 1971 and 1977, this Montreal is both rare, exotic and a lot of fun to drive and worthy of a place in any collection.