With its stylish Bertone coachwork and race-bred 200bhp V8 engine, the Alfa Romeo Montreal is one of the most stunning series production automobiles of the twentieth century. Almost 4000 Montreals were built, and today sound cars are still readily available at very affordable prices. This book is a comprehensive pictorial tribute to the Montreal. A visual testimonial to a powerful and beautiful coupé that was born as a futuristic concept and transformed into a dream car come true. In a portfolio of over 500 illustrations, it paints a unique and detailed graphic portrait of all the facets of this elegant and powerful classic GT, revealing why it is immensely enjoyable to drive and turns heads wherever it appears.
The powerful and beautiful Alfa Romeo Montreal coupé is the ultimate "dream car that came true." Created as a futuristic concept car for Canada's Expo 67 World Fair, the exciting prototype was a dream car par excellence. The production model to which it gave birth was equipped with a race-bred 200bhp V8 engine, and manufactured in series from 1970 to 1977. Almost 4000 Montreals were built, and sound cars are readily available today at very affordable prices.
This book is a comprehensive pictorial tribute to the Montreal, a visual testimonial to the combined talents of Alfa Romeo engineers and Bertone stylists. It highlights the fusion of technical ingenuity and aesthetics that created one of the most stunning series production automobiles of the twentieth century.
The book explores the marriage of technology and art that appeals to both reason and the heart, combining man's rational desire for fast, efficient personal transportation with his emotive passion for exotic vehicles. In a portfolio of over 500 illustrations, it paints a unique and detailed graphic portrait of all the facets of this elegant and potent classic GT, revealing why it is immensely enjoyable to drive and turns heads wherever it appears.
About the author
Bruce Taylor is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD from Edinburgh University, and has 40 years of practical experience in research and development work. Since retiring from CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland), he has devoted his experience and energy to helping owners of the Alfa Romeo Montreal get the most from their cars. In addition to a Montreal website, he runs a forum which has handled over 20,000 messages from Montreal owners.
Bruce is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and also authored the Montreal technical bible "Alfa Romeo Montreal: The essential companion". He writes with clarity, enthusiasm and expert knowledge about all the major aspects of this elegant, powerful, and yet very affordable, classic GT. He lives in Chardonne, Switzerland, with his wife, Jennifer, and their sons, Mark and Kevin.