Spanish Montreal: ’75 Alfa Romeo Montreal
We posted an Alfa Romeo Montreal a month or so ago so let us reprise what we wrote back then: If you ever see a Montreal in the US, it came from somewhere else. You see, Alfa never federalized a version for US and Canada. Then why call it a Montreal? Well, it was a show car name that stuck when it entered production. The unusual design was penned by Marcello Gandini. Gandini focused more on vehicle structure, architecture and assembly than on design. Somehow he managed to create some pretty spectacular results while following his philosophy. You’ve no doubt, heard of the Miura, Countach and Stratos? All Gandini works while at Bertone.The Montreal has some interesting details like the headlight covers and the NACA duct on the front. The side has cabin air vents that are somewhat functional but also add a distinguishing detail to the design. But the reason why you want a Montreal is the V-8 engine. It was developed from the 33 Stradale and the Tipo 33 sports prototype. At just under 2600cc, it developed 197 hp and redlined at 7,000 rpms. It has a 5-speed, limited-slip and suspension from the GTV. Which brings to this offering. This exciting metallic green Montreal was the star of the Barcelona Auto Salon in 1975. And we can understand why. What a great period color! It is said to be in good running condition with the finicky SPICA system recently gone through by a Swiss specialist. These are rare cars and since none were officially imported to the US you need to find one with all of the Montreal-specific bits intact. This one, located in Spain, could be a good candidate if you have ever wanted one. You’ll be under water for a few years at the asking price of 32,000 euros plus shipping but we have a feeling Montreals might be on the upswing. Contact the seller by clicking here.