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Lot 17

2016   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2016

1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $110,000

Estimate

$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

AR 1425803

Engine

AR00564*00588

Car Highlights

An Important Bertone Design by Marcello Gandini
Race-Bred, Tipo 33-Derived DOHC V-8 Engine
One of Fewer than 4,000 Built; Imported to the US in 1985
Multiple Show Winner and Rally Veteran
One of the Finest Montreals in Existence

Technical Specs

2,593 CC DOHC V-8 Engine
SPICA Mechanical Fuel Injection
200 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed ZF Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Coil Springs and Trailing Arms
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Upon its debut at the Geneva auto show in 1970, the Alfa Romeo Montreal really was a dream car come true. Consistently ranked among the world’s most beautiful cars, the Montreal was powered to match, with a fuel-injected DOHC V-8 derived from Alfa Romeo’s famed Tipo 33 sports racer. At most, just 3,925 examples were constructed between 1970 and 1977.

Regarded as one of the finest examples in existence by marque enthusiasts, this Montreal was first imported to the US in 1985. Extremely successful on the show field, this Montreal has won First Place awards under Alfa Romeo Owners Club scrutiny in 1992, 1996, 1998, 2002, and 2005. At the September 2013 Santa Fe Concorso, the Montreal placed Second in Class behind the Best of Show-winning Ferrari 275 N.A.R.T. Spider. On long-distance tours, the Alfa Romeo has proven itself very well, having completed the September 2012 Going-to-the-Sun Rally in Montana and the Copperstate 1000 in April 2013.

Also in 2013, the Montreal received comprehensive attention to virtually every mechanical system, with emphasis on originality, mechanical excellence, and reliability. Cosmetically, new foam seat inserts were fitted retaining the original seat fabric, and the stainless trim was polished to a high luster. Among the finest of its kind, this Montreal continues to impress and offers an inspired blend of Marcello Gandini’s design and Alfa Romeo’s engineering.