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With the summer just about on us, a number of our Alfa Romeo Montreal's are being presented at various car shows across the country.
1) Karl Robertson's Montreal was at the Eyes On Design at the Edsel Ford Estate and won it's Class for Best 70's Sports Cars.

2) Val Herrera's Alfa Montreal won Best in Alfa Class at the Texas Keels and Wheels Show.

3) Mike Kearns Gold Alfa Montreal won at a Car Show in California.

I would ask all of you with an interest in Alfa Montreal's to post any and all results at car shows, rallies, events, etc., here so we have a larger understanding of the recognition this particular car is slowly gaining.
 

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I would have thought this car has already gained recognition? Values have quadrupled since the 90’s. What do you want? Really the monteal isn’t a good car. It’s like a mirak or a Mexico. It’s just art value.
 

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I would have thought this car has already gained recognition? Values have quadrupled since the 90’s. What do you want? Really the monteal isn’t a good car. It’s like a mirak or a Mexico. It’s just art value.
How long did you own your Montreal for?
 

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Brought Da Pumpkin to a car show at Shelburne Museum on fathers day. I was very surprised at the compliments I received.
I allowed people to take pictures of them sitting in the car and over a dozen people took me up on it.
They loved it when I demonstrated the head lights.
They also were shocked that the car was original as it is.
"Who painted this car?"
My reply "ALFA Romeo"
No judging at this event.
I had a Blast!
 

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In 2018 after 8 years of reconstruction I attended two main shows in Brazil with about 500 cars each one. Only one Montreal in both shows out of 5 cars in Brazil and the only one still using the Spica. Similar interest described by alfasrule because it uniqueness, unicorn. It won prizes in both shows, mainly for the restoration work and originality.
In 2019 the car passed the "black plate" inspection reaching almost 98 points out of 100 - generator and gas pump not original.
 

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Unfortunately the cars have come into hands of people who collect them for increasing resale prices and Exhibitions. They take care of the cars at least.

In the old days these cars were quasi supercars to take to trackdays on Alfa meetings. Seems thats mostly gone and collectors have taken over. Mostly owners point out the car has a near race engine (really?), but then they are not interested in fast driving at all, just show!

My 2 cents.
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Unfortunately the cars have come into hands of people who collect them for increasing resale prices and Exhibitions. They take care of the cars at least.

In the old days these cars were quasi supercars to take to trackdays on Alfa meetings. Seems thats mostly gone and collectors have taken over. Mostly owners point out the car has a near race engine (really?), but then they are not interested in fast driving at all, just show!

My 2 cents.
G.
The internet has helped these in both recognition and information to help with service and repair. Previously they just got parked when something like the Spica went wrong. More and more are being restored and reconditioned so hopefully when kept in good order they will be enjoyed more. They are no 105 sedan (the best!) but they are a fun tourer on country roads where you don’t have to corner too hard! Keep the windows down and enjoy the engine tunes! The Montreal’s in our club always do well in the Show n shines etc. Need to get to the bigger shows to increase awareness
 

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Really the monteal isn’t a good car... It’s just art value.
I agree, the Montreal isn't a good car - I think it is a great car and I have worked on one! Also, there is nothing wrong with the values going up and up; the Montreal is a work of art. I've only had Alfa Romeo cars for 39 years but the Montreal "wins" the 'to drive' coin toss -way more than its fair share of the time; wonder why? Back when I was a Spider only guy (1960's-74) I used to see the Montreal's lined up at the National Convention and thought they were cool. But it wasn't until a nice fellow at the Colorado Convention offered to give me and a large box of Alfa umbrellas, a lift to the airport, that I started to realize how special they were. He got a free Alfa umbrella and I got a Montreal.

Jessie at PBC.jpg

The blue Montreal won 1st Place Alfa Romeo this year at the Atlanta Italian Car Day and in the 2018 Atlanta Concours d' Elegance, it received a Vehicle of Distinction (not extinction;) Award. Unlike others, the Montreal was driven to both shows.



Mark
 

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1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal - Eyes On Design Car Show

Alfa Romeo Montreal at the 2019 Eyes On Design Car Show in Michigan. It won it's Class for 1970' Sports Cars. It had also won it's Class in 2016.
 

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Well, a little out of date, but the “Full Monty” took “Best 105” at Concorso in 2015, and was published by Motor Trend as one of the top 20 “Most important” cars at that show. Almost certainly based upon looks, as the motor was as-yet un-rebuilt, and ran poorly.

I hated driving it at first. A wobbly pig. Then, I did the suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires and whoa-baby! A turbo Subaru WRX could out-drag it, but A tight circling freeway entrance ramp would nearly break my neck.

It IS a 105, meaning built to be great.... for a little while. And it was.

Probably best kept as highlights of a collection, by an owner who’ll put 1,000 on it very year. That’ll keep them healthy and happy.
 

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Black Montreal, best of the show. Fame!

It even got fame by participating in an agent movie of "Berlin" under the Cold war.

To be seen from 1.52" actually you dont have to understand the language, because everything said you know from before.

 

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Personally HATE car shows. I don't even want to be Judged and request it on the entrance application. Could care less.
I was asked by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiast, VAE to bring it for years. So finally I decided to bring her.
I bought Da Pumpkin over 20 years ago cause I thought it was cool! 17K I paid for it, and I really don't care what it's worth today.
My buddy Jeff fixed her all up last year and I finally got to really drive her. Although it drives like TANK compared to my other ALFA,s
It's a blast, you just got to know the limits. They also want me to bring it to their big event in August, and if no rain I'll take her.
They promised a good parking spot.
 

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Hi Guy's!
Just a short note here to let you know that our Alfa Romeo Montreal won First Place and Best Alfa Romeo at the Italian Happening held over the weekend in Rochester, Michigan. We are very pleased to see that the Montreal is gaining recognition among the car enthusiasts regardless of marque. I will be posting an image later.

Karl Robertson
 

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By the way, we drove it to the show and back again in teeming rain! Did not bother us or the car!! Had to dry it off when we got home....
 

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Alfa Romeo Montreal - 2019 Italian Happening ? Rochester Michigan

Here are some pictures of the 2019 Italian Happening at Rochester, Michigan.
The Montreal won First Place and Best Alfa Romeo of the Show.
 

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