In 1970 the jewel in the crown of
Alfa Romeo was undoubtedly the "Montreal".
It was a front-engined 2-seat sports car powered by a
230 hp small V8. The aggressive styling was penned by
Bertone, orginally the show car was mid-engined, but eventually
it turned out to be a front-engined sports car with all
the styling features of a mid-engined one.
The 2.6 all alloy quad cam V8 engine was a jem, so much
so that journalists at the time thought it made the chassis
The suggestion was that Alfa should have adopted mid-engined
configuration for better balance - especially as the car
was extremely expensive.
Both sales figures and journalists' comments reveal that,
at the time, the Montreal was not very successful. But
much of the blame can be found in the initial purchase
price of the vehicle.
As a collectable, there are few
cars that offer the heritage, prestige and blistering
performance of the Montreal...