1972 Alfa Romeo

Montreal

Rare Grigio Escoli truly White in appearance with only a hint of Grey with Black cloths seats and Grey carpeting, 5-speed manual, 59,000 Original Kilometers (37,000 Original miles) from new, Only two owners from 1973 to 2013.

Alfa Romeo contracted Bertone to design an innovative new sports car in 1967 to reveal to the world at the Expo 67 World's Fair in Montreal. Penned by Marcello Gandini, who created the iconic Miura just one year before, the concept featured innovative side gills and retractable slotted headlight shades on a classic, flowing shape. This sleek, unnamed coupe was met with much acclaim and began to be colloquially referred to as the Alfa Romeo Montreal.

Three years later, Alfa debuted the Alfa Romeo Montreal as a production model at the 1970 Geneva Auto Salon. While strikingly similar stylistically to the Expo 67 concept, the production model abandoned the Giulia's four-cylinder for a high-revving quad-cam V8 based on the 2.0 liter Tipo 33 Stradale engine. This 90° dry-sump V8 redlined at 7,000 rpm and brought this stylish coupe to 60 mph from a standstill in 7.1 seconds, and on to a top speed of nearly 140 mph. While the Montreal offers blistering performance and stunning Marcello Gandini good looks, it also features four seats and a trunk, making it quite a practical and usable sports car.

This Montreal is a superb example having limited and enthusiast-collector ownership from new. It left the Alfa Romeo factory on April 13th, 1972 in its current color combination. It was delivered to France where it's believed it was used by the official French Alfa Romeo importer or main regional Alfa Romeo agency. It was acquired by the first owner in 1973 and was kept in this ownership until 1988. The cars second owner would keep the car for another 25 years and until its recent purchase by Autosport Designs, Inc.

This is a rare Alfa Romeo with V8 engine is reminiscent in many ways to the Maserati Ghibli, but far more rare and just that bit more bespoke. It is a superb car to drive, with great sound, power and handling to match. The Alfa Montreal is great automobile for both around town and cross-country or cross-continental touring pleasure.

Price: $129,500
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