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Friday, November 12, 2010

Alfa Romeo Montreal (1971-1977)



The project "Alfa Romeo Montreal" was the occasion of Expo '67. It was built jointly with the design company Bertone. At the beginning no one suspected that this car will go into production, however, is precisely what happened. The production version was presented officially at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970.

With the five-gear transmission and the arrangement of another Alfa Romeo model car has passed into history as a monster room on wheels with excellent driveability.

The production of this model were engaged three plants. Alfa Romeo factory in Arese performed body stampings. Welded and welded them in factories Bertone body in Caselle, they were then painted in Grugliasco near Turin. After being assembled in the dried bodies for interior and exterior accessories. Just completed body transported to Arese, where he was a mechanical assembly teams.

In 1971 he produced 668 copies. Best score was recorded in 1972 - 2,377 units. In 1973, there has been a downturn in the market and exclusive sports cars, called the energy crisis. Therefore, the production level has fallen to a few hundred units per annum. And so was founded in 1973 - 302 units in 1974 - 205 units in 1975 - 323 units in 1976 to 1923 pieces, and in 1977 - 27 units. This gives a total of 3,925 copies.