1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal by Bertone
Documents: Bill of Sale
- Beautifully finished in white over a grey interior
- Cosmetically restored in 2011 by a team of marque specialists
First shown to the public at the 1967 Montreal World Exhibition, the Alfa Romeo Montreal combined futuristic aesthetics with competition performance in a car that was suitable for use on the town. Designed by Bertone styling legend Marcello Gandini at the behest of the organisers of Expo 67, the prototype Montreal proved so popular that Alfa Romeo jumped to put it into production.
Although the prototype had been powered by the standard four-cylinder inline, it was clear that something of the Montreal’s magnitude needed a far more powerful and robust engine. Luckily for Alfa Romeo, Autodelta was just about to unveil the street-tuned version of Carlo Chiti’s 90-degree, quad-overhead-camshaft V-8 engine. The engine was upgraded to 2,593 cubic centimetres, increasing power output to 200 brake horsepower. The new engine required a bonnet bulge, which led to the inclusion of one of the most recognisable features of the Montreal: the NACA duct.
Discovered by long-time Pebble Beach judge John Ling in late 2011, chassis AR 1426330 was treated to a full cosmetic restoration, with a sympathetic mechanical rebuild by the Silverstone Company in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The respected Scott Grundfor oversaw the car’s final assembly, completion, and detailing, ensuring the Alfa presents in outstanding condition today.
Despite having had two owners since this restoration, the Montreal has seen little use since its restoration and is now ideally suited for driving pleasure, while still remaining show-worthy in presentation.