Power steering transforms the car, you can park it in tight slots no problem. The pump is front l/h side of engine. No, aircon is fitted but again its a more modern upgrade, on front r/h side.I must say with that huge V8 steering can be an issue. Surprised it didn't come with Power Steering. I'm part Neanderthal, and it doesn't bother me.
acalex where is the pump? Did your car come without AC? Could put one there. Just curious.
Also I have rarely seen an Orange one for sale in the U.S. Not many for sale in Europe as well, but when you see them they are usually ~10K to 15K asking price.
Maybe they got all smashed up? Out of the 3789 made I would say ~40% are gone? Another ~10% are basket cases?
As far as I'm concerned it is the best looking color.
I have seen it on cars and spoke to people about it, for other cars, not the Monty. All reports are very positive and you don't have to mess around with complex fitting and modifications. On the EZ site if you drill down under Brands, across the top, then Alfa, then Montreal, there are several photos of a Silver car that has had the system fitted. The photos will enlarge and show things well.I've heard about electric power steering systems (like the one products by EZ Power Steering in Holland). From my enquiries, they are fully adjustable and you can ramp up and down the assistance force. For example, you could set the system at full assist at 0mph then ramp down to nil assist at 10mph. That way you'd have the best of both worlds - no steering assist while driving and helpful assist for parking and shopping centres. Has anyone had experience with electric power steering?
I think its about £2500 here, according to spec, so I wouldn't be surprised if its $4500-5000 for you? Well purists are, in my book, a pretty weird bunch....why would you turn your nose up at something that is a great improvement and doesn't impact on anything else on the car?Hi Acalex
I've spoken to EZ and they are asking a most ridiculous price. It is, after all, a simple electric motor matched to simple electronics. There is a company here in Australia (Ultimate Power Steering) who make a system for less than a fifth the cost. But I believe that any mechanic / auto electrician worth his salt could make something up without a problem. Who knows - maybe I'll come up with a solution that I can offer the Forum at an economical cost (the purists would turn up their noses at this accessory).
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Looks like we are at $169K now. The global prices are steady if not on a slight decline for all classic cars over the last 3-6 months. He may have missed the peak for now. I have been looking for a Montreal for a while and this is $110-$125K car in my estimates...... not sure it's a $190K car..... you have to look at the global price average (price of cars sold- not advertised price), and you can buy as good or better across Europe for a lot less.
Hi... just curious as to why will no more be allowed in Australia? Is there no avenues for classic or rare cars to be allowed dispensations from crash or emissions restrictions?Apparently the green one was listed at 9:00am on a Sunday for $139 and was gone by 12:00 noon the same day. Don't forget that there were only 180 RHD cars made, and there will never be any more allowed into Australia. So supply and demand is on the side of sellers. Even so, $100 is about where I think the maximum price should be, especially with a likely recession on our doorstep.