The Alfa Romeo Montreal could be considered as the spiritual forerunner to the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Both V8 engined, rear drive sports cars, the Montreal was named after the locale that the concept first appeared. This was a wild looking sports car, with intriguing design features such as the slatted headlamp covers and series of cabin vents on the B pillar. While never sold new in the North America, a few have made their way over here throughout the years. This Montreal for sale in Los Angeles looks sharp in red and has resided stateside for almost 30 years.
As one of the premier European GT cars of the early 1970’s, the 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal wowed the crowd with its Bertone styling, and powerful V8 powerplant. Powered by a Spica fuel injected and dry-sump lubricated 2.6L V8 engine borrowed from the Alfa race program, this car quickly made a name for itself in the GT sports car world. This particular vehicle is in excellent condition, with the entire engine, drivetrain, interior, and exterior fully sorted. The car runs and drives beautifully, with all components operating. The suspension and driveline runs smooth and tight. The 200hp engine runs very healthy and full of torque, and sounds excellent coming through the classic center exit twin-pipe exhaust. The 5-speed gearbox shifts great and smooth. The glossy red paint is in superb condition showing only minor age and wear and tear.
The interior is extra clean with all components operating. All upholstery is in great condition. The factory stereo and speakers were recently upgraded to modern CD head unit and speaker components. This is a rare car for the US market, especially in this terrific condition. Service receipts are available, with about $10k in recent work including brand new Alfa replacement exhaust system, (5) new tires, complete service, flush, and tune-up, etc.
This vehicles' history had one owner in Europe, it was then brought to the US in 1985 by the 2nd owner, which is who I purchased this vehicle from. This car comes with the Owners Manual in both Italian and English.
Montreals these days typically change hands in the $30,000 to $45,000 range. A 1972 Montreal sold at Bonhams in Paris in early 2011 for just over $40,000. Given the rarity on these shores and the condition of this car, we are probably looking at a reserve somewhere around that point, with bidding that might have the potential of reaching $50,000.