The Alfa Romeo Montreal: A delicious ultimate “Gran Turismo”. The first impression of this Marcello Gandini penned Italian coupe is impressive as well as beautiful in equal measures. Superficial beauty is however not enough, a fact readily recognised by Alfa. Where the concept Montreal car had a small 4-cylinder, the production car was given a mighty V8 engine. This 2.6 litre V8 was derived from the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and 33 Sports Prototipo Racer V8 engines. The cylinders banks stand at right angles to each other and the engine has dry-sump lubrication which allowed the engine to built in lower and therefore lowering the centre of gravity. The Alfa Romeo Montreal has a limited slip-differential 5-speed ZF transmission box. Our Alfa Romeo Montreal was supplied in 1975 to France. After nearly 20 years the car moved from the south of France to the Netherlands in 1993. This Montreal was restored in the past, and thanks to excellent care and attention it continued to received the Alfa Romeo remains in very good condition. The bodywork is, of course, rust-free with fantastic quality and correctly aligned body panels and wonderful paintwork. The mechanics were not overlooked with the fantastically rebuilt engine running nice and smoothly. With its 1,270 Kg curb weight it should come as no surprise that the V8 still delivers enough oomph to get up the road in a hurry. The Montreal’s good steering and gear change are free from excessive play. The gearbox, differential and the rest of the mechanics have always received the care and attention they deserved. The latter is emphasised by a thick wad of invoices and descriptions of recent works, in addition to documentation relating to the Alfa’s early life in the south of France. Although a 50 year-old design this “Argento Metallizzato” Montreal still looks futuristic to this day. The combination with the black leather interior trim only adds to its beauty. We can whole-heartedly recommend this lovely well presented Alfa Romeo Montreal with its top mechanics. One of the better cars available in our opinion! A dry-sump 2.6 litre 90 degrees Alfa Romeo V8 poured into Bertone bodywork as penned by Gandini, what else is there to wish for?
Gallery Aaldering is a family owned business since 1975 and offers a one stop experience for car enthusiasts of all sorts and ages. With a staggering and constantly changing collection of over 350 cars, Gallery Aaldering is the largest classic car company in Europe.
Nico Aaldering started the company in 1975, fuelled by his love for classic cars and his son Nick shares this passion. Together they lead and develop the company on a daily basis.
Nick Aaldering: “We cover all operations from buying to selling, offering advice to customers, checking and preparing the cars before delivery and providing transportation on a global scale.”
Nico Aaldering also makes a weekly appearance in the Dutch TV show RTL Autowereld presenting a special and exclusive piece of automotive history, picked from the vast collection on stock.
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