To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The
Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.
$80,000 - $100,000
- Alfa Romeo's stunning GT show-car with Tipo 33-derived V-8
- One of the most exciting Alfa Romeos; beautiful Gandini
- Well-presented restoration in very attractive colors
- Relatively rare in the United States
In late 1966 Alfa Romeo was selected to create a conceptual exhibit
"of man's aspiration for the automobile" for the 1967 International
and Universal Exposition in Montreal, Canada. Marcello Gandini, of
Lamborghini Miura fame, and coachbuilder Bertone worked together to
create a truly memorable prototype with a wide, low, 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 both attractive and futuristic in concept.
Public reaction to the concept vehicle shown at Montreal prompted
Alfa to develop a production version, based on the 105 chassis with
a modified Tipo 33 aluminum alloy, twin-cam V-8 with dry-sump
lubrication. Dubbed, naturally, the Montreal, it saw production of
3,925 examples between 1971 and 1975, of which perhaps 100 have
made their way to the United States.
The example offered here is finished in beautiful red with a black
cloth interior, featuring dramatically contrasting red carpets, and
presents beautifully throughout. Its paint and bodywork both appear
in very good condition, while the interior appears virtually new,
aside from slight aging to the rear shelf. Under the hood is well
sorted and attractive, typical of this collection, with only minor
wear from occasional use. At the time of cataloguing, the car had
recorded 71,146 miles.
Today the Montreal is considered Alfa Romeo's most iconic road car
of the era and one of Bertone and Gandini's greatest designs.To
view this car and others currently consigned to this auction,
please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20