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The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at Expo 67, held in Montreal, Canada. Originally, the concept cars were displayed without any model name, but the public took to calling it “The Montreal”.
The first production car, was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was quite different from the original, using a 2593cc 90* dry-sump lubricated V8 engine with SPICA (Societa’ Pompe Inzione Cassani & Affini) fuel injection that produced 200bhp @ 6500 rpm, coupled to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
This engine was derived from the 2-litre V8 used in the 33 Stradale and in the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer. Its redline was set at 7000 rpm, unheard of for a V8 at that time. The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coupe and comprised double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front and a live axle with limited slip differential at the rear.
Stylistically, the most eye catching feature is the car’s front end with four headlamps partly covered by unusual “grilles”, that retract when the lights are on.
This “Bianco” white Montreal shows just under 59,
1972 alfa romeo montreal white 5-speed manual v8 alfa-romeo
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