The car has been famous since its prototype was shown at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada, after which it was named.
The basis for the new model was the running gear of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. This included the suspension: independent suspension with double wishbones, coil springs and hydraulic telescopic dampers at the front and a rigid axle with coil springs and coaxial dampers at the rear. The rear wheels were driven by a limited slip differential and a ZF 5-speed gearbox.
Self-ventilated disc brakes with four-piston calipers were fitted to all wheels. The 14-inch Campagnolo aluminium-magnesium alloy wheels were fitted with 195/70 Michelin tyres.
Most interesting is the front of the car, with recessed twin headlamps partially covered by retractable diffusers. On the bonnet is a NACA air duct, designed not to direct air towards the engine, but to cover the bulge. Horizontal air vents in the rear pillar served no function other than stylistic. The rear window served as a boot lid.
Alfa Romeo Montreal specs:
- top speed – 224 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 7.1 s
- horsepower – 200 hp
- power density – 158 hp/t
- engine volume – 2593 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1270 kg
Alfa Romeo Montreal engine:
Under the bonnet of the Alfa Romeo Montreal is a powerful 2.6 V8 with a dry sump and SPICA fuel injection. The engine was mated to a classic 5-speed transmission with a limited slip differential. Its special feature was its high revs – the “red” mark was set at 7,000 rpm, which for a V8 was at the time a no-holds-barred achievement.
Alfa Romeo Montreal 0 – 100 (Alfa Romeo Montreal 0 – 60):
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 7.1 seconds.
Alfa Romeo Montreal top speed:
The top speed reaches 224 kilometres per hour.
Alfa Romeo Montreal interior:
The interior was finished in quality materials and the comfortable leather seats with seatbelts had a sporty appearance. Two large dials (speedometer and tachometer) stood out on the dashboard, while in the centre of the console were a radio, power window buttons, ventilation and air conditioning, and a cigarette lighter.
Alfa Romeo Montreal price (Alfa Romeo Montreal for sale):
The car is available from $86000.