Alfa Romeo Montreal
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 4
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 look mediocre. 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...