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Coachwork by Bertone
An Important Bertone Design by Marcello Gandini
Features Race-Bred, Tipo 33-Derived DOHC V-8 Engine
Finished in Striking Orange Livery
Recipient of Cosmetic and Mechanical Refresh in 2017–2018
One of Fewer than 4,000 Built
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
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Coil Springs and Trailing Arms
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970, the Alfa Romeo Montreal was a dream car come true. Beautiful and technically advanced, it was powered by a unique fuel-injected DOHC V-8 derived from Alfa Romeo’s famed Tipo 33 sports racer. According to the consignor, this 1973 example was delivered new to the Netherlands and subsequently sold in 1989 to its second owner, who embarked upon a refurbishment. The car was repainted maroon, received some bodywork and exterior repairs, and reportedly had the engine rebuilt.
The restoration project stalled at some point and was acquired by its next caretaker in 2017, who entrusted the completion of the restoration to Italclassic of Alicante, Spain. Work was carried out between 2017 and 2018, and included refinishing the exterior in orange, refreshing the interior, tuning the fuel-injection system, and installing a new exhaust system and jacking points. Additionally, in 2018, Sam Van Lingen of the Netherlands installed new fuel injectors and set the valve clearance. Around the same time, the car received new fluids, filters, and hoses along with a water pump bearing upgrade. Recent service records are included in the sale along with factory literature, a spare tire, and historical registration documents.
Striking in its orange livery, this Montreal continues to impress and offers an inspired blend of Marcello Gandini’s design and Alfa Romeo’s engineering.