1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal


  • Stunning Italian, rear wheel drive, V8 sports car 
  • Very low mileage 
  • Very rare 
  • 2 former keepers, Swiss example 
  • Matching numbers example according to the owner and the Swiss documents

The Appeal

This stunning sports car is an engineering marvel featuring a winning combination of a powerful yet small displacement front-mounted V8 engine with racing heritage, rear wheel drive, ZF manual gearbox and stunning design by none other than Marcello Gandini of Lamborghini Countach and Lancia Stratos fame.

This is a very rare vehicle as well, with fewer than 4000 produced over a relatively short production run, despite a very good public reception. Even fewer remain in the UK, with around 49 remaining on the road. This example is a real gem, with only 33,162km on the clock, in an incredible original feel and condition. This is an exceptional vehicle.

The History and Paperwork 

  • 2 former keepers, Swiss example 
  • Imported from Switzerland, all duties paid 
  • Complete documents present for a new registration 

Originally registered in Switzerland, this lovely vehicle has had only 2 previous keepers. It has since been imported into Czechia, and all duties and taxes paid. The vehicle comes with complete documentation required for a new registration and export if required.

The Interior 

  • Black leather 
  • Glorious wood rim steering wheel 
  • Wonderful original feel 

This stunning interior is a real time machine back to the glory of 1970’s Italian automotive excellence, stunningly well preserved, this car oozes character and style. Black leather abounds, a tasteful dash of chrome trimmings and switch bezels, and the very stylish yet sporty wood rimmed steering wheel is just perfection. The large gauges are very interesting, and every reading you need is just a glance away. Everything in this car is in exceptional condition, yet not so perfect as to feel un-authentic. 

The black leather seats are in mint condition, and may have had the covers replaced at some point as the leather is in remarkable condition for the age. A sporty black shift knob and leather gaiter adorn the centre console, along with the classy “Montreal” badging and chrome trims. The cargo space under the rear hatch is very clean, the carpet in good condition. This car has clearly been well loved yet also used and enjoyed, as evidenced by some dirt in the boot space and carpets, however this needs nothing more than a basic clean. 

This is a car designed for the true driving enthusiast and features very few mod cons besides the nice feature of air conditioning, which is unusual for a sports car of this era. Overall just a delightful interior set up for a raw, delightful driving experience.

The Exterior 

  • Gleaming red paint 
  • Stunning vehicle overall 
  • Near concours condition 

What is not to love about this exterior? The profile of this car is beautiful, and was designed by Marcello Gandini (Bertone), the designer of the Lamborghini Countach and Lancia Stratos. A perfect blend between performance and style. A prominent feature of this fine car is the retractable body-colour matched headlight grills, activated at the flick of a switch. 

The car is finished in a sublime red gloss which is in great shape, very well cared for with very minimal blemishes. It features a nice amount of classy chrome trims, all of which are in stunning condition with the chrome being clean and free of corrosion, and well polished. All of the glasswork is clean and clear, and the yellow headlamps really complete the look of this stunning sports car. 

The wheels are all in great shape with no dents or dings, and are wrapped with very nice Pirelli P3000 tyres with plenty of tread remaining. The sills and front air dam are also very neat and in excellent shape with no apparent damage to be found. The side vents behind the doors and the wonderful NACA duct in the bonnet really add to the feel of this rare sports car. 

Overall a truly stunning vehicle in the exterior department, this car has clearly been extremely well loved and maintained, and would take very very little work to take it to concours condition. 

Stunning chromework, fantastic original car, brilliant yellow headlights and retracting red headlight grills, wheels in fantastic shape and matched Pirelli P3000 tyres with lots of tread left. Glass is all clean and clear and free from bad marks and scratches, side vents in fantastic shape with no damage apparent. Rear hatch, doors and bonnet all work perfectly. Stunning exterior badging and condition.

The Mechanics 

  • Injection overhaul 
  • ZF gearbox works great 
  • Incredibly clean 

The stunning 197hp, 2.6L, four-cam V8 sings like any good Italian sports car should. It starts and runs very nicely. The engine is a rare competition-derived four-cam offering from the Tipo 33 race car. The “iniezione sistema alfa romeo-spica” badging on the engine cover reminds you this is actually a very advanced car for its time and is fuel injected, this system has been treated to a complete injection overhaul and works perfectly. Certainly a high performance sports car in its time.

Very clean indeed, as with the rest of the car under the bonnet is almost spotless. Clearly no expense has been spared on its maintenance, an extremely well preserved vehicle with only 33,162km on the clock. This car wants for nothing mechanically. The ZF gearbox works perfectly, and it starts, stops, and turns as it should. A brilliant machine!


A true classic sports car driving experience. The original feel continues throughout this fine machine, from the interior to the exterior to the mechanicals, a real joy to behold. A fantastic rare car that would be at home in any collection, or as a cherished sports car to enjoy and be driven.

Any questions?


Notice to bidders

This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only*.** Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased.*

A non-refundable buyer’s deposit is payable on this item, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for the applicable percentage.
All bidding, buying and offers are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Shipping and transfer

Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased. Car & Classic may refer a shipping company that also deals with import/export paperwork. Prices start at €150+VAT within the same country or €400+VAT for moves across borders.

For more details, email [email protected]

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model Montreal
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 33,162 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Pisek
  • Country Czechia
Bidding history
42 bids
  • loris-m•••• €59,000 24/09/23
  • dr5_aff•••• €58,000 24/09/23
  • loris-m•••• €57,000 24/09/23
  • safesup•••• €56,000 24/09/23
  • loris-m•••• €55,000 24/09/23
  • safesup•••• €53,000 24/09/23
  • loris-m•••• €52,000 24/09/23
  • safesup•••• €51,000 24/09/23
  • loris-m•••• €50,000 24/09/23
  • safesup•••• €49,650 24/09/23

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.


Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
€0 to €9,999 €100.00
€10,000 to €49,999 €250.00
€50,000 to €99,999 €500.00
€100,000 + €1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you\'re able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.