1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Now available for auction is this 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal finished in orange over black. The Montreal was first introduced as a concept car at the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, Quebec, where it was displayed without a model name. Dubbed “Montreal” by the public, Alfa Romeo decided to keep that name for the production version when it was introduced in 1970. Said to have spent its life in France before being acquired by a collector in Belgium, this Montreal was eventually imported to the U.S. in December of 2020. Showing approximately 22k kilometers (13k miles) on the 5-digit odometer, this Montreal is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.

The bodywork of the Montreal was designed by Marcello Gandini of the Italian design firm Bertone.  Distinctive features of the Montreal include retractable grilles that cover its four headlamps, front quarter window vents, a NACA-ducted hood, and six slats behind each door that provide ventilation for the cabin. The exterior of this example was refinished in the current shade of orange at some point during previous ownership in Europe, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  This Montreal rides on 14” Campagnolo wheels with Alfa Romeo castings that are mounted with 195/70 Pirelli Chrono tires.

The interior features high-back bucket seats in black cloth, a folding rear bench, and grey carpeting. A three-spoke wood steering wheel sits ahead of Jaeger instrumentation, an analog clock, and additional gauges for oil temperature, coolant temperature, fuel level, and battery voltage. Switches in the center stack control the windshield wipers, horn, power windows, air conditioning, and the retractable headlight covers. The Bertone “b” logo is prominently displayed on an upholstered panel above the switches, and the car's single “Montreal” badge is located above the ashtray.

The Montreal is powered by a 2.6L quad-cam V8 engine featuring SPICA fuel injection and dry-sump lubrication. As much as 227 HP and 199 lb.-ft of torque are fed to the rear wheels through a 5-speed transmission. Offering impressive performance figures for its time, the Montreal could reach 60 MPH in less than 8 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 137 MPH. The engine is derived from the 2.0L V8 used in the Alfa 33 Stradale, one of the world’s first supercars. The chassis and running gear were borrowed from the Giulia GTV coupe, which featured double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers in the front, and a live axle in the rear.

This sale will include a clean title. An increasingly desirable collector’s item, this Alfa Romeo Montreal presents a great opportunity for any enthusiast of vintage Italian sports cars. 

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $63,000
  • Auction End: 2021-11-03 15:56:44+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (37)

  • WH (registered bidder) 9 months, 2 weeksago

    hi. Is anything known about the last time the Spica was serviced/rebuilt?

  • $63,000 offer from Malibu, CA (90265) 9 months, 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $63,000

  • leeber (registered bidder) 10 monthsago

    Love this Montreal. With my high mileage 997.1 911 Cabrio to sell first, Im still $40k short. I will try to find it before Thanksgiving.

  • WORLD (seller) 10 months, 2 weeksago

    She's available..... any questions please let me know.

  • baloo (registered bidder) 10 months, 2 weeksago

    Is the Montreal back up for sale?

  • baloo (registered bidder) 12 monthsago

    Sorry - was not directed to the seller -- just curious of one of the bidders is someone I know. Sorry for the interruption -- just human curiosity. GLWTA.

  • WORLD (seller) 12 monthsago

    @baloo I do not understand your question?

  • Pgmonk 12 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • baloo 12 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $60,250

  • baloo (registered bidder) 12 monthsago

    Second attempt to comment -- I'm wondering if Avant911 is from Portland WA area (due to the Avant and the 911)?

  • Pgmonk 12 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Avant911 12 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • baloo 12 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • WORLD (seller) 12 monthsago

    @classicalfas Thanks for comments. The car is off-site and not at dealership. Our company has been in business since 1986. We buy/sell all over the world. Our business was based on relationships/hand shakes and a reputation. All this was before internet and when people valued trust. There never was any deception in this post and if I was asked to take compression readings before posting I would have. The team at PCMarket approached my dealership as they noticed we have a unique collection of vehicles. These are the facts. If anyone has any questions let me know. Best regards to everyone.

  • classicalfas 12 monthsago

    As an owner of 2 Montreal's, your car looks nice and tidy. As a previous seller on Bat, I have always experienced that the more transparent and upfront you are and willing to accommodate potential bidders questions, the better the auction experience will be. Responding to someone who may not even be bidding in a negative way is definitely a strike against a seller. Performing a routine compression test is very simple and will take less then a hour, not doing so when requested, but only after the auction for the winning bidder, can only be viewed as being deceptive. These are wonderful cars and look so much better in person then in photos, GLWTS

  • mmalamut 12 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $35,250

  • WORLD (seller) 12 monthsago

    @rkirkpatrick Again being a car enthusiast/collector and dealer I have given all the information I have. I have seen that most inquires come from non buyers. I also see that you never bid on this car when on BaT nor now. If the vehicle does not sell you are more than welcome to inspect in person and I will perform compression tests if you need.

  • rkirkpatrick 12 monthsago

    @WORLD Not necessary. I won't be bidding on the car. I require transparency up front, not after the fact. Again, though - good luck with the auction.

  • WORLD (seller) 12 monthsago

    @rkirkpatrick Its a wonderful car. If the compression is a must I will be happy to do if you are the winning bid.

  • rkirkpatrick 12 monthsago

    @WORLD Good luck with the auction. You've certainly helped me make a decision on whether to bid or not.

  • WORLD (seller) 12 monthsago

    @rkirkpatrick as per my earlier reply... everything is in working order. Winning bidder will get compression results if needed. I purchase thousands of cars in 1986 and never had a compression test. I am careful whom I purchase from, research history and personally inspect.

  • rkirkpatrick 12 monthsago

    @WORLD Have the headlight covers been fixed since the videos for BaT were recorded?

    I'd also reconsider the compression numbers if I was the seller. You might not have thought they were necessary, but clearly some potential bidders disagree.

  • WORLD (seller) 1 yearago

    @2mAn All lights have been repaired. No issues with car. Compression test was not done as we felt there was no need. We specialize in European Service at our dealership. The car was purchased by my business partner in Europe (not sight unseen). The car was carefully shipped to the states and now sits in a climate controlled showroom off-site.

  • 2mAn (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    Yes, sorry June not August. It all feels like its perpetual 2020...

    Anyways, were you able to gather anymore information since that auction ended?

    I think Compression test numbers would be a big boost that were missing in the previous auction and easy enough to get done. The driving videos and videos of the lights from the previous auction would be helpful here, but easy enough to find now that the information is out there

  • WORLD (seller) 1 yearago

    Good Day Bidders,
    Yes this the same car that was on BAT. It ran end of May not a few weeks ago.

    Regards,
    WORLD

  • 2mAn (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    this same car went to a $62k bid on bringatrailer just two weeks ago. Lots of good info there. Love these cars

  • porschedriver (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    @Elsie Yes if you google badges you’ll see this is correct. Alfa Romeo was founded in Milan. They began to remove Malano from the Alfa emblem at this time as they began to manufacture in Naples. It’s common to see logos with and without Malano in 1971-1973

  • baloo 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • Wolfertz 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • WORLD (seller) 1 yearago

    Good Morning Bidders,
    I have a folder of partial records from when car was in France. I also have a "Expertise Assurances Valeur Agree" done on Mai 24th 2017 with a replacement value at 100.000 Euro. The vehicle was in our service department with oil change service, some repairs to lights/blinkers. The vehicle was test driven and everything is in working order.

    As to the badges questions I dont know as the car is kept in a climate control showroom off-site.

    Regards,
    WORLD

  • Avant911 (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    What service history do you have?

  • Elsie 1 yearago

    Badges on grill and trunk different.

  • Carscarscars 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • baloo 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Avant911 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Pdqgt3 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • WORLD (seller) 1 yearago

    I welcome any questions on this beautiful Alfa Romeo Montreal. Please bid with confidence as the winning bidder will get a great driving car. Happy bidding to all.

    Regards,
    JS

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1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal
Final offer: $63,000
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