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Alfa Romeo Montreal

The world first saw the Montreal at Expo '67 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Presented as a concept car, it was stylistically different from previous Alfa.

Built as a 2+2 coupé, the Montreal was distinguished by its front headlight treatment by designer Marcello Gandini fitted. He fitted the headlights beind four unusual grilles. By the time the car reached prodcution in 1970, these were replaced by larger, single panels. Other unique details include a hood-mounted NACA duct and nonfunctional slats behind the doors.

The first two prototypes were powered by an inline-4 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia, but the production version was much more serious. Instead it was powered by 90° V8, with competition features like dry-sump lubrication and SPICA fuel injection. This was a derivative of the same potent V8 which was used in the Alfa Romeo 33 racecar.

Chassis details were lended from the Giulia GTV including its double wishbone front suspension with a live axle in the rear.

Almost 4000 Montreals were produced from 1970 to 1977. Ironically, none were ever sold in Montreal because Alfa Romeo was limited to European markets.

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Engine: 90º V8
Displacement: 2,593 cc
Aspiration: Natural
Power: 200 bhp (149 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 173 lb·ft @ 4,750 rpm
Drive: Front-engined, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,270 kilo (2,799.9 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 7.2 seconds
Top speed: 142 mph (229 km/h)
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And one more photo that I liked a lot.
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a lovely looking car, but still only cool IMHO
 
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Love the little grilles over the eyebrows, sure I had a toy as a kid and liked it before I knew what an Alfa was
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When I was 14 I dreamt of owning a Montreal. When I was 42 I achieved that dream

It was everything I dreamt it would be

I will always be in love with the Montreal ... faults and all



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I rather like it but I don't think it's styling has aged very well at all - it got some of the looks of a 70's Toyota.

Only "cool"
 
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Engine: 90º V8
Displacement: 2,593 cc
Aspiration: Natural
Power: 200 bhp (149 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 173 lb·ft @ 4,750 rpm
Drive: Front-engined, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,270 kilo (2,799.9 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 7.2 seconds
Top speed: 142 mph (229 km/h)
Interesting spec.
Compare to a 156 2.5.
50kg lighter (1320 for 156)
0.1 sec to 60 slower (7.1 for 156)
Bhp 7bhp higher (193 for 156)
1 mph slower (143 for 156)

Very impresive figures for its day, and so close to a 2.5 its spooky, I know which I'd rather, but I'm not sure it'd stand up to my daily thrashing
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A very interesting observation...

Especially since I owned a 156 V6.
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you kept that quiet, or have i just not been around here long enough yet?

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Interesting spec.
Compare to a 156 2.5.
50kg lighter (1320 for 156)
0.1 sec to 60 slower (7.1 for 156)
Bhp 7bhp higher (193 for 156)
1 mph slower (143 for 156)

Very impresive figures for its day, and so close to a 2.5 its spooky, I know which I'd rather, but I'm not sure it'd stand up to my daily thrashing
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Cool but not sub zero.

The reason being when I first saw one, I didn't even realise it was an Alfa.

It does remind me of a mid 1970's Toyota Celica, as Mudhut mentioned.
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totally retro cool
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they're nice looking cars but not really high proflie enough to be sub zero i'm afraid, has some lovely lines but also some dire bts that let them down
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Sub zero

Wish I'd known Gibbo when he had his

In the flesh I think they're very different to the Toyota Celica - smaller and better styling
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Bobbins! Looks like an massively overpriced Serias A Manta!
 
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A Gandini gem!

Definitely cool, just shy of sub zero!
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Sub-zero for me
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Awesome car and a huge headturner, with the oomph to match
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