1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal CoupeSOLD
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Estimate: $40,000-$50,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $30,250

200bhp, 2,593cc, four-cam inline four-cylinder engine, ZF five-speed manual transmission, 4.1:1 limited slip rear axle, front coil springs with double wishbones, telescopic shock absorbers and anti roll-bar, rear coil springs, coaxial shock absorbers, twin trailing arms, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.5"

One of the most exciting moments during the 1967 Expo World's Fair in Montreal, Canada, was the unveiling of a new custom-built coupe designed and named for the exhibition, from the respected Italian car maker, Alfa Romeo. Giorgio Giugiardo, one of the world's leading industrial designers, styled this sleek and streamlined coupe, which was executed in metal by Bertone. So well received was the Montreal coupe that a production model would follow in 1970.

Superlatives rolled in from around the world when the production model hit the road. Phrases like a "racing engine in an evening gown" and "a true work of art" have been used to describe the car. From its functional air inlets located in the pillars behind the doors to the unique concealed headlight arrangement behind movable slats, a perfect wedding of form and function was achieved with this car. Fit and finish of the Montreal was rated superior in all areas due to the state of the shops Bertone had set up in Grugliasco. Performance came from an engine that was derived from the famous Alfa Romeo T33 family, with this production model topped by the Spica fuel injection system that refined the ferocious V8.

Opportunities to purchase a Montreal at auction are rare, and the example we are proud to offer is certainly one of the most original and low-mileage examples seen in quite some time. Showing just over 34,000 miles from new, this car has always been maintained and consistently watched over. Finished in its factory applied bright orange paint, typical of the era, and fitted with its original Texalfa fabrics in a complementing black on the seats, this car is also equipped with operating air conditioning. Weighing in at just under 2,800 lbs, operations of this car have been described as delightful, riding on the original Campagnolo Elektron alloy wheels. Even though Canada's World ĺ s Fair had been held just across the border, very few Montreals actually made it to the USA.

Those that did, like this one, are being recognized as being one of the best-kept secrets in the collector sports car world.

Reference Number 11470

as of 7/21/2007

Car 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe
VIN AR 142 6462 
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