1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Estimate: $100,000 - $125,000

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At a Glance
  • Seller
  • jtseng
  • Location
  • Pomona, CA
  • Vehicle Make/Model
  • Alfa Romeo Montreal
  • Chassis No.
  • AR 1428339
  • Exterior
  • Arancio
  • Interior
  • Cream Leather on Black
  • Mileage
  • 67,200 km
  • Engine
  • DOHC V-8
  • Engine No.
  • AR00564
  • Transmission
  • 5-Speed ZF Manual Transmission
  • Suspension
  • Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension, Live Rear Axle with Coil Springs and Trailing Arms
  • Brakes
  • 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

The 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

The Montreal started as a styling exercise, penned by the legendary Marcello Gandini with the Carrozzeria Bertone. It was first shown to the public in 1967 in, of course, Montreal, Canada, at the Expo 67 World’s Fair. The reveal caused such a strong positive reaction, that Alfa felt compelled to make a production version. First shown to the public at the Geneva auto show in 1970, it was then sold between 1971 and 1975. Of the 3,925 examples that were made, roughly 100 made it to North America as official imports, while this one made its way stateside as a personal import.

The 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal offered here was delivered new to a German doctor, eventually being imported into the U.S. for leisure use. The car would remain stateside when sold to its second owner who changed the exterior color from its original gold metallic, to red. The third, and current owner of this Montreal purchased the car in 2014. 

Upon purchase, the car underwent a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical refresh, including a second color change of this Montreal’s life to its current Orange exterior finish complimented with cream over black leather interior. Since completion the car has been driven roughly 300 km and maintained in the owner’s exceptional collection of European sports cars. 

Along with service records, there is a binder complete with photos from the restoration, and contemporary articles about the car.  As an addendum, this Montreal was used in a photo shoot for Playboy in 2016. A copy of that magazine is included with the car, because, obviously, details matter.

Exterior

The Montreal’s design language is a prototypical Gandini creation, as noted above. The headlight slats and side grill openings in the bodywork behind the doors are the eye catching details, along with the usual crisp, angular lines that Gandini specialized in during this era. During the restoration in 2014, the Montreal’s color was changed from red, to the current period-appropriate orange hue. The refinish is in excellent shape overall. 

The known issues are minor, and documented in the photos. There is a small crack in the paint, below the right side reflector, some bubbling in the paint right at the lower trailing edge behind the door, as well as typical rubbing spots where the striker plates meet the door latches and a small section of paint rubbing inside of the driver door hinge.

The headlight lids both are missing the chrome trim on the leading edge, a trim line continued on the hood and fenders.

Interior

The black and cream leather interior has what very few Montreal’s have - no sign of warps or cracks in the plastic. Some pieces have nominal wear as original parts, but presents very well compared to the plastics and switchgear of most Italian cars of this era. The inner passenger door handle is missing a small piece of plastic trim and there is some minor separation and tearing of the vinyl surrounding the rear decklid struts. The tan leather seats were reupholstered during the restoration, and are in like-new condition, with minimal wear or fade on the seating surfaces.

Drive Train 

The heart of this car is the melodious 2.5-liter, four cam, cross-plane V8, with 200 hp, running through a five-speed manual transmission. Receiving a mechanical and cosmetic refresh in 2014, the undercarriage photos of the car show the thoroughness of the job.

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1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Estimate: $100,000 - $125,000

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1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

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