Alfa was originally founded in 1906. Nicola Romeo took over and added his name to the 'Alfa' name in 1915. Being a racing enthusiast, he ventured into motor racing and his cars became known all over the world. In the 1920's and 1930's Alfa Romeo scored wins at many prestigious motoring events. After World War II, Alfa Romeo was the car to beat in Grand Prix races. Starting in the 1960's, Alfa concentrated on competition using production-based cars and prototype sports car racing.
Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, the Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at the Universal Exhibition in Montreal. A classy sports car for the future, Alfa wanted the model to be ahead of the technological progress of the time. The production of the Alfa Montreal was initiated in 1970. The result was a car of real class and prestige, offering competition-level performance with an engine derived from the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer.
The car shown came out of the Alfa Romeo factory in December of 1971. The model was never officially marketed in North America; this car was individually imported in 1985. The car received a full restoration and a repaint in Montreal Canada.