Lot 214 - 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal
|Registration||UK Taxes Paid|
|Odometer reading||57,500 km|
|Result||Sold - £72,800|
- One of the nicest we have seen
- Desirable colour combination
- Excellent condition
It is important to understand how the Alfa Romeo Montreal came about as its design and power plant was something to behold. Montreal, Canada, the setting for the 1967 World's Fair; the International and Universal Exposition or 'Expo 67' as it was known. Alfa Romeo was asked to provide an exhibit that would be representative of the automotive industry. The result was a fabulous prototype designed by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone styling house and named Montreal in honour of the event. The 105 series chassis and components were used as a basis, designed with ease of future production in mind. When the first production model was revealed in 1970 the styling was virtually identical to the World's Fair prototype, but the biggest surprise was the power plant under the bonnet. Alfa Romeo used a detuned Type 33 racing car's V8 engine of 2,593cc capacity which produced over 200bhp. Regrettably, the Type 33 six-speed transmission and transaxle were not used, however; a ZF gearbox five-speed gearbox and modified 105 series rear axle were incorporated to good effect.
This superb example is possibly the nicest we have seen. Preserved throughout its life the Alfa Romeo is largely original other than the paintwork which was renewed 12 years ago. In excellent condition the Alfa starts up and runs very well and shows a mere 57,391 Kilometres on the odometer which is believed to be genuine. This example speaks for itself, the paintwork is superb as is the engine bay, interior, and underside. Offered with its foreign title, proof of UK taxes paid, and the Nova document the Alfa will require registering here in the UK before use. Very few examples are as original as this one, it’s a fantastic opportunity to acquire a sound Alfa Romeo Montreal that is ready to enjoy, and no doubt will enhance any collection.
Buyers should also note that the Montreal has recently been serviced, along with the Spiker injection unit being overhauled, including fitting a new belt. It also has a current and strict foreign equivalent of an MoT and is MoT exempt here in the UK.