Another car which made me dream: Alfa Romeo Montréal.

Aug 15, 2019,00:16 AM
 

A nice body, an interesting engine, I almost pull the trigger several times... 


Credit pictures: Artcurial. 





Made between 1970 and 1974, in not so many pieces ( a bit less than 4000! ), its 8 cylinder engine developed 200 HP, which was not bad for the time! 

And its style is so " Sixties " and early Seventies. 

A piece of charm. 

Best,

Nicolas


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Do it!!

 
 By: designer : August 15th, 2019-00:35
Life is too short for almosts if you have pockets for it!! You can always regret after!!

The prices have taken off seriously these last years. From the affordable some 6 / 7 years ago, it is now quite an expensive car. And I had some hesitations about the reliability of the engine...

 
 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-00:38
I ended with the good old Volvo P 1800, seven years ago. And still happy with my choice. But still, this Montréal haunts my nights...

Reliability?

 
 By: designer : August 15th, 2019-00:41
? who needs that!! It is A l f a R o m e o!

Superb Alfa....

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 15th, 2019-00:51
The only problem with owning one is, it uses a mechanical fuel injection system made by SPICA an Italian company and it’s notoriously complicated to maintain. Many cars have had it replaced with carburettors. In my opinion this spoils the originality and ... 

Yes, but it’s this one in particular...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 15th, 2019-01:05
You need someone that has a deep knowledge of these old systems. Mechanical fuel injection is prone to fuel leaks and needs regular use to keep all the seals supple. Very few people understand this.

Yep 👍 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 15th, 2019-03:52

specialist....

 
 By: berlin90 : August 29th, 2019-11:48
Wes Ingram in Washington state is THE AUTHORITY on Spica systems....give him a shout should you decide to purchase one of these

There exists a SPICA specialist...

 
 By: JLCman : September 12th, 2019-01:37
...in Switzerland. A true master of art who is able to bring your Montreal Spica injection back to a better than new state ;-)

Good advice 👍 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2019-01:41

LOL 😮 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2019-13:36

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 12th, 2019-13:46

My Favorite Alfa Romeo design, I love the interior and instrumentation on it....

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : August 15th, 2019-02:11
I can admire it all day long however owning one sounds scary to me. S

Same here! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-03:44

I’ve got a far more sensible idea 💡...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 15th, 2019-04:54
Buy a Tesla.

Not for me. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-22:35

Never saw one of these

 
 By: descartes1 : August 15th, 2019-03:53
I don’t think they were imported to the US.

That, I don't know... [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-04:20

Saw this at a local gas station in New Jersey, USA not long ago .....

 
 By: robmks1 : August 15th, 2019-05:36
In very nice condition. Bob ...  

Nice Color [nt]

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : August 15th, 2019-06:04

Yes, very 70's! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-06:06

Yes but

 
 By: tactictac : August 15th, 2019-08:24
Originally it was intended to receive a rear central engine to compete , Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini ecc then for budgetary reasons it ended up with a front engine... too bad.

Yes, what I read. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-09:12

A rare car in North America...

 
 By: kkochheiser : August 15th, 2019-15:40
Never officially imported. Back in SoCal, my mechanic had one and cared for others and knew where to source parts. His was quite reliable. More of a cruiser than a sports car without some suspension work but quite nice. The SPICA injection is well support... 

Awesome Alfa

 
 By: Wojo : August 15th, 2019-18:51
If you have the means, I suggest you go for it. Once the fuel injection is set up correctly, the Montreal is a dream. I always fantasized about putting that V8 into a GTV6 body. Here is one from a recent Alfa show I was at ...  

Wes Ingram.....

 
 By: berlin90 : August 29th, 2019-11:50
Wes Ingram in Washington state is THE AUTHORITY on Spica systems....give him a shout should you decide to purchase one of these...I have owned many GTV cars with SPICA and Carbs...when running correctly the SPICA is a joy.....I love these but prefer other... 

Simply superb!

 
 By: KMII : September 9th, 2019-23:00
A truly fantastic piece - one that's definitely very high on the to get list

They have become too expensive these days

 
 By: VinnieD : September 11th, 2019-13:54
The interior is seriously funky! Give me an orange or gold one with velours interior (not a fan of the green), just for one sunny day. I can imagine owning one is mostly frustrating, expecting a repair to be completed.