Alfa Romeo Montreal Bertone 1971 - 1974
For the Universal EXPO Montreal 1967, Alfa Romeo and Carrozzeria Bertone had prepared a prototype illustrating " la massima aspirazione dell'uomo in fatto di automobili" (the highest expectation of the men in matter of automobile). The stylish 2+2 coupé was designed by Marcello Gandini for the Carrozzeria Bertone. Marcello Gandini had just completed the project of the Lamborghini Miura, a mid-engined grand touring automobile. The Alfa Romeo Montreal prototype of the 1967 Universal Expo was based on the mechanical elements of the Alfa Romeo Giulia with a four cylinder engine.
The styling of the Alfa Romeo Montreal shows a classic and flowing shape with decorative side grills that lead to imagine it is a mid-engine automobile. The success was such that Alfa Romeo decided to enter production. It took three years to translate the prototype into a production model. One reason was the decision to substitute the Giulia four cylinder engine by a V8 engine derivated from the Alfa Romeo 33 sports racing prototype.
The production model was introduced at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. 3.925 examples were produced between 1971 and 1974 while sales ended in 1977.
Alfa Romeo Montreal by Bertone : Specifications
The 2.593 cc 90° V8 engine with twin camshaft per cylinder bank produces 200 hp DIN (230 HP SAE); Lubrification is by dry sump. The transmission includes a 5-speed gearbox. There are disc brakes on the four wheels with double hydraulic circuit.
The car weights 1270 kg. The Sales brochure at the time claimed a top speed of 220 kph (137 mph) and standing start kilometre in 28.2 seconds.
Dimensions: Length 4220 mm (166 inches), width 1672 mm (65,8 inches), heigth 1205 mm (47,5 inches), wheelbase 2350 mm (92,5 inches).
While analyzing recent auction results between 2007 and 2015, the present sale value varies from 96.000 $ to 176.000$.
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