At the 1967 Montreal Expo, a striking new concept car sat atop the Alfa Romeo stand. The car (which wasn’t even given a name) was an aggressively styled 2+2 coupe based on the Giulia Sprint GT chassis running a Giulia Ti 1600cc twin cam four. The concept was purely a styling exercise penned by Marcello Gandini, who was employed by Bertone at the time, and was not intended for production. Viewers were met by a distinctive front end design that featured retractable headlight louvers and a low, wide hood line. That low hood flowed into a generous greenhouse and into the thick C-pillars where you meet the car’s second major visual punch – a set of bold black vertical slats. These slats served little purpose other than to make a visual statement, but they were such a signature of the design that they remained proudly in place on the production version. Speaking of production, the concept car was never intended as anythingmore than a styling exercise, in fact, it didn’t even have an official name – “Montreal” was a nickname given to it by the public and press. But it caused such a stir that Alfa Romeo seriously considered the idea of producing it. While most concept cars get watered down
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