Sergio Sartorelli was a noted Italian automotive designer and engineer. During his career at Carrozzeria Ghia, OSI, Fiat, Sartorelli became known for his work on the Fiat 2300 S Coupé, Karmann Ghia Type 34, the Fiat 126, he was the honorary president of the Italian Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Club. As a young teen, Sartorelli had a passion for cars, trucks and military vehicles. To mentally escape the depth of World War II, he spent his time filling school notebooks with sketches and building scale wooden models of cars. After the war he earned a degree in mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1954, followed by 18 months of Military Service in as a cartographer. During his military service, he continued to sketch for Carrozzeria Boano. After his military service, he was turned down by Boano and Pininfarina, but in 1956 was hired by Ing. Giovanni Savonuzzi at Ghia. Sergio Sartorelli's career at Ghia rose when in 1957, engineer Savonuzzi left Ghia for Chrysler, Sartorelli became Head of the Style Prototypes.
After the sudden death of Luigi Segre and chief stylist of Carrozzeria Ghia, Sartorelli left Ghia. Officine Stampaggi Industriali was set up as a parallel and complimentary company to Ghia and it was part owned by Luigi Segre. With the death of Segre the partnership disappeared and OSI was left with no styling department. After two years of a freelance relationship with Michelotti, OSI set up its own styling department called Centro Stile e Esperienze OSI, appointed Sergio Sartorelli as its director; this arrangement lasted from 1965 until December 1967. In 1968 what was left of Centro Stile e Esperienze OSI, became the Future Studies department at Centro Stile Fiat with Sergio Sartorelli as its head, it was entrusted with the study of design, automotive development, modeling of prototypes for Fiat. By 1984 with the car market in crisis, Fiat let Sergio Sartorelli go, he retired from his design career. Sergio Sartorelli's design work included: Sergio Sartorelli Karmann Ghia Italy Club - English Translation Sergio Sartorelli Karmann Komment - The official Magazine of the Karmann Ghia Owners Club GB
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a mid-engined sports car built by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. 18 examples were produced between 1967 and 1969. "Stradale" is a term used by Italian car manufacturers to indicate a street-legal version of a racing car. A twin headlight 33 Stradale can be seen in the 1969 Italian movie Un bellissimo novembre; the 33 Stradale, first built in 1967, was based on the Autodelta Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 racing car. The car, designed by Franco Scaglione, built by Carrozzeria Marazzi, made its debut at the 1967 Turin Motor Show; the first prototype was built at Autodelta's workshop in Settimo Milanese, side by side with the Tipo 33 "Periscopica" race car in 1967. The body was built by his men, while Autodelta made the technical production. Another magnesium bodied. However, this was not finished until 1968 by Marazzi; the two prototypes are the only ones to have dual headlight arrangement. This was redesigned by Scaglione on the following production cars due to regulations on minimum headlight distance from the ground.
The two prototypes carry the projects original serial numbers, 105.33.xx. However, the Tipo 33 racing - and production Stradales got 750.33.1 xx chassis numbers. Marazzi claims to have built 18 chassis. 5 of them were used for 6 concept cars by Pininfarina and Giugiaro/ItalDesign. Eight are confirmed with Scaglione's beautiful bodies; the rest are unconfirmed at this point. There are huge holes in the history of the Tipo 33s and the exact number of actual Stradale-chassis doesn't quite match the range of chassis numbers; the car was introduced at the Sport Car Show at Monza, Italy in September 1967. Only 18 were made; the prototype was sold to private Gallery Japan. The second magnesium bodied Stradale prototype and the five concept cars are now part of the Alfa Romeo Museum; the 33 Stradale is the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors known as butterfly doors. The 33 Stradale features windows which seamlessly curve upward into the'roof' of the vehicle; the car has aluminium body on aluminium tubular chassis.
As a result of being built by hand, each model differs from the others for some details. For example, early models had twin headlights, replaced in the last ones by single lights; the position of the windscreen wiper, the number of them, is another thing that differentiates each example from the others. The late models have vents added behind both the front and rear wheels to allow hot air from the brakes to escape; the car has 13-inch Campagnolo magnesium wheels, the front wheels eight and the rear wheels nine inches wide. The suspension system of the car is directly derived from the race cars of the 1960s with upper and lower control arms in front and double trailing arms in the rear, along with substantial antiroll bars; the race-bred engine bore no relation to the mass-produced units in Alfa's more mainstream vehicles. The engine is related to the V8 of the Alfa Montreal, albeit with smaller capacity and in a much higher state of tune. Both engines were derived from the 33 racers‘ but differed in many details.
Both engines had chain driven camshafts as opposed to the racers‘ gear driven ones, but the Stradale kept the racing engine’s flat plane crankshaft, whereas the Montreal engine had a cross plane crank. Race engineer Carlo Chiti designed an oversquare bore x stroke of 78 mm × 52.2 mm dry-sump lubricated all aluminum 1,995 cc V8 engine that featured SPICA fuel injection, four ignition coils and twin spark plugs per cylinder. The engine used four chain-driven camshafts to operate the DOHC 2 valves per cylinder valvetrain and had a rev-limit of 10,000 rpm with a compression ratio of 10.5:1, producing 230 PS at 8,800 rpm and 206 N⋅m at 7,000 rpm of torque in road trim and 270 bhp in race trim. Because every Stradale is hand built and unique the power levels can vary by car, used rpms etc. for example the first production Stradale has factory datasheet that claims 243 hp at 9,400 rpm with a "street" exhaust and 254 hp with open exhaust. Like on the racing car the transmission was a six-speed Colotti transaxle gearbox.
Although the Stradale is a road car, it has some limitations which may make the everyday use hard, for example missing locks and the lack of ground clearance. The car takes less than six seconds to reach 100 km/h from a standing start and has a claimed top speed of 260 km/h. In 1968, the German Auto, Motor und Sport magazine measured a top speed of 252 km/h and 24.0 seconds for the standing kilometer which made it the fastest commercially available car for this distance. Similar performance cars from that time were all using twice the Stradale`s cylinder capacity, the Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari Daytona and Maserati Ghibli. Built in an attempt by Alfa to make some of its racing technology available to the public, it was the most expensive automobile for sale to the public in 1968 at US$17,000. In the same year, in Italy, the retail price for a 33 Stradale was 9,750,000 lire. In comparison, the Lamborghini Miura was sold for 7,700,000 lire, while the average worker's wage was about 150,000 lire.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale are hardly traded.
Alfa Romeo 2600
The Alfa Romeo 2600 was Alfa Romeo´s six-cylinder flagship produced from 1961 to 1968. It was the successor to the Alfa Romeo 2000, it has become significant as the last Alfa Romeo to have been fitted with an inline six-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts. That had been the traditional Alfa Romeo engine configuration since the 1920s, but gave way to four-cylinder engines as the factory oriented its production towards more economical mass-produced car models starting in 1950; the 2600 was introduced at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show, as a sedan with a factory-built body, a two-plus-two seater convertible with body by Carrozzeria Touring, a coupe with a body by Bertone. A convertible based on the Sprint coupe was shown by Bertone in 1963, it was named 2600 Sprint, but did not enter production. The limited edition 2600 SZ with fastback coupe bodywork by Zagato, the limited-edition 2600 De Luxe with five-window sedan bodywork by OSI were introduced three years in 1965 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Berlina and Sprint were based on the corresponding models in the 2000 range, all three inherited the body styling of their predecessors with minor facelifts. The biggest change was the engine. A brand new all-alloy 2.6 liter engine with six cylinders in line and twin overhead camshafts replaced the earlier four-cylinder engine with its cast-iron block and alloy head which dated back to the 1900 range of 1950. Two carburettors were fitted to the Berlina engines; the Sprint and Spider engines developed 145 bhp. The OSI De Luxe was available with either the three-carb setup; the Sprint Zagato had 165 bhp with the three-carb setup. Total production for the Berlina was 2038 cars, the Sprint was 6999 cars, the Spider was 2255 cars, the 2600 De Luxe was 54 cars and the Sprint Zagato was 105 cars. From a sales point of view, the 2600 models were not a success, despite deserved acclaim for their excellent engine; the poor sales were not only due to the elevated prices of the 2600 models. The cars did not compare well with contemporary products, including those of Alfa Romeo itself.
The factory had decided - as it turned out - to concentrate their limited development resources on the mid-sized Giulia, introduced at about the same time. The flagship 2600 range was only a minor facelift of the 2000 range with a new engine, as this was all that the factory could do with the resources available. Since the 2000 itself had been a 1958 restyling of the 1950 1900, this left the 2600 with running gear a dozen years old at introduction; the new engine added weight and length at the front. Because the 2600 was a flagship Alfa Romeo model, expectations were high, both critics and customers spotted the deficiencies, both on paper and on the road. For example, the 165-400 radial tires fitted to the 2600 were a mere 10 mm wider in section than the 155-15 tires fitted to the Giulietta, though the 2600 had more power and weight; when the new Giulia appeared with new running gear, the 2600 was shown up more. Another reason for slow sales was concept; the Berlina's styling was, to be polite, not happy and that reflected in the poor sales for this model.
While most Alfa Romeo sedans in the marque's history outsold the more specialised sporting models in the same range, the 2600 Berlina did not outsell the 2600 Sprint or Spider. The 2600 Spider had styling, seen to be derivative of that of its smaller stablemate, the Giulietta Spider: handsome, but lacking the smaller car's grace and balance; the larger car's handling suffered unfair comparison with that of the Giulietta Spider, this is an important factor in a car with sporting pretensions. One sales point in its favor was that it was a four-seater convertible, though the two rear seats were cramped; the 2600 Sprint made more of an impression. It was a large grand touring coupé which could seat four adults in comfort over long journeys at high speeds; as such, it did not suffer unfair comparisons with other models in the Alfa Romeo range as none of them could be directly compared with it. In that mode of operation, oriented more towards fast touring than sporting driving, the agility and handling balance of the smaller Alfas mattered less, while the stability and smoother ride of the larger car, the wide power and torque band of the six-cylinder engine, came onto its own.
Added to the greater space and comfort, those virtues made a convincing case for the 2600 Sprint. The car inherited the sharp, modern styling of its predecessor, the 2000 Sprint, that contributed to its being the top seller in the 2600 range; that shape had been the result of Giorgetto Giugiaro's first major project as head designer for Carrozeria Bertone, is arguably one of the most influential designs in the history of automotive styling. A certain number of 2600 Sprints were purchased by the Italian government and specially equipped and modified to be used as Highway Police and Carabinieri patrol cars nicknamed "Pantera" and "Gazzella", from the emblems of their rapid intervention teams; the cars were suitable for high-speed pursuits to counter the increase in armed robberies by motorized gangs in 1960s Italy, appeared in quite a few genre movies of the time. The 2600 range was replaced at the top of the Alfa range by the 1750 models in 1968; the 1750s were refined versions of the 1600 cc Giulia range which continued in production, so once mo
Alfa Romeo Canguro
The Alfa Romeo Canguro is a concept car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone. The car was shown at the 1964 Paris Motor Show; the body is made of fiberglass rather than aluminium and it features one of the first glued in windscreens in a car. The name "Canguro" means Kangaroo in Italian; the Canguro was designed as a possible concept for a roadgoing version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, successful in racing. Alfa Romeo had given one TZ chassis each to rival design houses Pininfarina and Bertone to see who could make the better design; the Canguro was Bertone's entry, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The concept was well received but Alfa Romeo never produced the design, many speculate this is because they didn't have the capacity at the time to build the bodies for the Canguro; the Canguro suffered a front end collision with the 1963 Chevrolet Testudo, another Bertone concept, while on track at the Monza circuit. The damage was deemed too great to fix by Nuccio Bertone and the car was left to sit outside Bertone's factory.
The car was restored and made its debut at the 2005 Ville d’Este Concours d’Elegance where it was voted "Best of show". Engine: 4 cylinders in-line, 2 valves per cylinder configuration: front longitudinally displacement: 1570 cc power: 112 bhp chassis: steel space frame, TZ-derived transmission: rear-wheel drive gearbox: 5-speed manual Chassis number: 10511 AR 750101
Giorgetto Giugiaro is an Italian automobile designer. He has worked on popular everyday vehicles, he was born in Garessio, Piedmont. Giugiaro was named Car Designer of the Century in 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002. In addition to cars, Giugiaro designed camera bodies for Nikon, computer prototypes for Apple, Navigation promenade of Porto Santo Stefano, developed a new pasta shape "Marille", as well as office furniture for Okamura Corporation. Giugiaro's earliest cars, like the Alfa Romeo 105/115 Series Coupés featured tastefully arched and curving shapes, such as the De Tomaso Mangusta, Iso Grifo, Maserati Ghibli. However, as the 1970s approached, Giugiaro's designs became angular, culminating in the "folded paper" era of the 1970s. Straight-lined designs such as the BMW M1, Lotus Esprit S1, Maserati Bora followed before a softer approach returned in the Maserati Merak, Lamborghini Calà, Maserati Spyder, Ferrari GG50. Giugiaro is known for the DMC DeLorean, featured prominently in the Hollywood blockbuster series Back to the Future.
His most commercially successful design was the Volkswagen Golf Mk1. In 1976, Giugiaro explored a new taxi concept with the Museum of Modern Art, which became the 1978 Lancia Megagamma concept. Fiat had commissioned the 1978 concept from Italdesign, asking for a 4-meter, high roof, high h-point, monospace design — but found the concept too risky for production. In retrospect the Megagamma was more influential than it was itself successful, becoming the "conceptual birth mother of the MPV/minivan movement" — giving rise to such mini/compact MPV's as the Nissan Prairie and Fiat 500L as well as larger MPV's including the Renault Espace and Chrysler minivans. Bertone Ghia Italdesign Giugiaro GFG Style Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Giulia Sprint GT/GTV Canguro concept car Iguana concept car Caimano concept car Alfasud Alfetta GT/GTV Sprint Brera concept car 156 facelift second series Visconti concept car 159/159 SW Brera American Motors Eagle Premier ASA 1000 GT Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone'Jet' Audi 80 BMW 3200 CS BMW Spicup concept car M1 Nazca M12 concept car Nazca C2 concept car Nazca C2 Spider concept car M1 Homage Concept Bugatti ID 90 Concept EB 112 EB 118 EB 218 Buick Park Avenue Ultra Cadillac Sixty Special Chevrolet Testudo concept car Daewoo Lanos Matiz Leganza Magnus Kalos hatchback Lacetti hatchback De Tomaso Mangusta DeLorean Motor Company DeLorean Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone Ferrari GG50 Fiat 850 Spider Dino Coupé Panda Uno Croma Punto Palio/Siena Idea Croma Grande Punto Sedici Strada Ford Ford Mustang concept car GreenTech Automotive GreenTech MyCar My car NEV Gordon-Keeble GT Hyundai Pony Excel Sonata Stellar Innocenti Innocenti 186 GT Iso Rivolta Rivolta IR 300 Grifo Fidia Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Giulia Sprint GT/GTV Canguro concept car Iguana concept car Caimano concept car Alfasud Alfetta GT/GTV Sprint Brera concept car 156 facelift second series Visconti concept car 159/159 SW Brera American Motors Eagle Premier ASA 1000 GT Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone'Jet' Audi 80 BMW 3200 CS BMW Spicup concept car M1 Nazca M12 concept car Nazca C2 concept car Nazca C2 Spider concept car M1 Homage Concept Bugatti ID 90 Concept EB 112 EB 118 EB 218 Buick Park Avenue Ultra Cadillac Sixty Special Chevrolet Testudo concept car Daewoo Lanos Matiz Leganza Magnus Kalos hatchback Lacetti hatchback De Tomaso Mangusta DeLorean Motor Company DeLorean Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone Ferrari GG50 Fiat 850 Spider Dino Coupé Panda Uno Croma Punto Palio/Siena Idea Croma Grande Punto Sedici Ford Ford Mustang concept car GreenTech Automotive GreenTech MyCar My car NEV Gordon-Keeble GT Hyundai Pony Excel Sonata Stellar Innocenti Innocenti 186 GT Iso Rivolta Rivolta IR 300 Grifo Fidia Nikon EM F3 L35-AF F4 F5 D2H F6 D3 D4 D800 Handguns Beretta Neos Submachine Guns Beretta CX4 Storm ShotgunsBeretta UGB25 Xcel Trap 12 GA, 30" Ducati 860 GT Suzuki RE5 Derbi Predator 1990s TOMOS Colibri moped MV Agusta 350s Ipotesi FIAT Ferroviaria/Alstom ETR 460 train Nitro concept tractor Seiko Speedmaster wrist watch Seiko Macchina Sportiva wrist watch Deutz Fahr 6215 RCSHIFT tractor Italdesign, Giugiaro's industrial design group Coachbuild.com Encyclopedia: Giugiaro Bontempi Minstrel BMW Designers An overview of automotive designers working for BMW
Gruppo Bertone known as Bertone, was an Italian automobile company, which specialized in car styling and manufacturing. Bertone styling is distinctive, with most cars having a strong "family resemblance" if they are badged by different manufacturers. Bertone has styled cars for Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Citroën, Ferrari, FIAT, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, among others. In addition, the Bertone studio was responsible for two of the designs of the Lambretta motorscooter. In the late 1980s, Bertone styled the K20 motorcycle helmet for Swiss bicycle and motorcycle helmet manufacturer Kiwi; the company was based in Grugliasco in northern Italy. Gruppo Bertone was founded as Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912 by Giovanni Bertone. Designer Nuccio Bertone took charge of the company after World War II and the company was divided into two units: Carrozzeria for manufacturing and Stile Bertone for styling; until its bankruptcy in 2014, the company was headed by the widow of Lilli Bertone. After its bankruptcy, the Bertone name was retained by some of its former employees who continued as a Milan-based design company, Bertone Design.
Giovanni Bertone started a carriage manufacturing business in Turin, at the age of 28. Along with three workers, he built horse-drawn vehicles. In the first decades of the 20th century, cars were not common; the road traffic was dominated by horse-drawn carriages and the coaches built by the young Bertone were regarded for their accuracy and solidity. In 1914, Giuseppe Bertone, nicknamed "Nuccio", the second son of Giovanni Bertone, was born; this nickname became known as the signature to Nuccio, one of the greatest Italian style masters in the world. The outbreak of the first world war triggered a major crisis of the young Italian industrial sector and affected Giovanni Bertone, forced to close his company. At the end of the First World War, Bertone's business restarted and expanded its activities, began focusing on the automotive sector. In 1920, a new plant was opened near the Monginevro 119 in Turin. Twenty people were on the payroll. One year the first important contract was signed to the company.
This was a torpedo styled body based on the SPA 23S chassis. The FIAT "501 Sport Siluro Corsa," the first of a family of models that would characterize the brand in the years to come, was designed. With that, the high performance sport car was born. During the 1920s, Turin was represented as one of the worldwide centers of excellence of the car industry. Bertone was sitting on the hub of it and formed partnerships with all the manufacturers of the day. Giovanni Bertone began doing bodywork on the Fast, Aurea, SCAT and Diatto chassis; the most important and long lasting relationships were those with the two biggest Turin manufacturers: FIAT and Lancia. Vincenzo Lancia realised straight away that Giovanni Bertone was an outstanding skilled craftsman with a great future ahead of him. Affectionately nicknaming him "Bertunot", he commissioned Bertone to create complete car bodies, above all for the limited series that the companies of the day were not always equipped to manufacture; this was Bertone's first opportunity to carry out limited production of special cars on standard mechanical bases, was the beginning of a great industrial experience.
These are exciting years for Bertone himself, for the evolution of industrial style and design. The car body shapes are but continuously changing, angular shapes begin to fade, wings start to be joined together. Giovanni Bertone produced torpedo and saloon bodies for FIAT and Lancia, for Itala, Diatto and SPA, he worked on commissions for private customers eager for exclusivity. Alongside sports models like the 1928 Ansaldo 6BS, Giovanni Bertone designed luxury cars like the Fiat 505 limousine and the Itala 51S, both in 1924, he designed the Lancia Lambda VIII Series in 1928. Despite the fact that the depression of 1929 had brought many Turin carmakers to their knees, Giovanni Bertone's shrewd management allowed the company to carry on creating cars with great appeal. In 1932, Giovanni designed the imposingly elegant Lancia Artena, produced until 1936. In 1933; this was that Nuccio Bertone, nineteen at the time began working in his father's company. In the same period, Bertone began working on commercial vehicles, as the business grew, new premises were needed.
The company moved to Corso Peschiera 225. Gruppo Bertone now had fifty members of staff. In 1934, Bertone created the Fiat 527S Ardita 2500, a turning point in car design, with some incredible new details such as the stunning front headlights with fairing along the bonnet. With the Ardita a new kind of style was created, destined to take off towards the end of the decade, with FIAT and Lancia models astounding for their day. Examples were the'six window' FIAT 1500 Aerodinamica, the opulent Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet and the novel Fiat 1500 Torpedo, with structural features that had never been seen before, such as the fold-away hood which stowed away inside the car. With Giovanni's bold innovations and elegant creations, he was appreciated by car experts and fans. With the outbreak of the Second World War, the car market experienced a drastic downturn. All the bodywork manufacturers, including Bertone, reacted to the crisis by turning to military vehicles of various kinds; the company created vehicles such as the Bertone ambulance on a Lancia Artena base.
It was a hard time. The demand was scarce. Raw materials and labour was lacking. Military orders where difficult to fulfill, but production did not stop in the Corso Peschier
Alfa Romeo Montreal
The Alfa Romeo Montreal is a 2+2 coupé sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1970 to 1977. The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at Expo 67, held in Montreal, Canada; the concept cars were displayed without any model name, but the public took to calling it The Montreal. It was a 2+2 coupe using the 1.6-litre engine of the Alfa Romeo Giulia TI and the short wheelbase chassis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, with a body designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. One of the two concept cars built for Expo 67 is displayed in the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese, while the other is in museum storage; the first production car, Tipo 105.64, was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was quite different from the original, using a 2593 cc 90° dry-sump lubricated, cross-plane V8 engine with SPICA fuel injection that produced around 200 PS, coupled to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. This engine was derived from the 2-litre V8 used in the 33 Stradale and in the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer.
The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coupé and comprised double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front and a live axle with limited slip differential at the rear. Since the concept car was unofficially known as The Montreal, Alfa Romeo kept the model name in production. Stylistically, the most eye catching feature is the car's front end with four headlamps covered by unusual "grilles", that retract when the lights are switched on. Another stylistic element is the NACA duct on the bonnet; the duct is blocked off since its purpose is not to draw air into the engine, but to optically hide the power bulge. The slats behind the doors contain the cabin vents, but apart from that only serve cosmetic purposes. Paolo Martin is credited for the prototype instrument cluster; the Montreal was more expensive to buy than the Jaguar E-Type or the Porsche 911. When launched in the UK it was priced at GB£5,077, rising to GB£5,549 in August 1972 and to GB£6,999 by mid-1976.
Production was split between the Alfa Romeo plant in Arese and Carrozzeria Bertone's plants in Caselle and Grugliasco outside Turin. Alfa Romeo produced the chassis and engine and mechanicals and sent the chassis to Caselle where Bertone fitted the body. After body fitment, the car was sent to Grugliasco to be degreased zinc coated, manually spray painted and have the interior fitted; the car was returned to Arese to have the engine and mechanicals installed. It is worth noting that because of this production method, there is not any correspondence between chassis number, engine number and production date; the Montreal remained unchanged until it was discontinued in 1977. By production had long ceased as Alfa were struggling to sell their remaining stock; the total number built was around 3900. None of them were sold in Montreal since Alfa did not develop a North American version to meet the emission control requirements in the United States & Canada. A Montreal can be seen in the 1974 movie The Marseille Contract where Michael Caine drives a metallic dark brown example.
A careful observer can find a red Montreal in the beginning of the James Cameron movie True Lies prior to the lead character saying "Here is my invitation." A Montreal is featured in the 2017 movie Atomic Blonde. Autodelta completed late in 1972 a Group 4 Montreal, it was launched at the London Racing Car Show in January 1973, it was sold to Alfa Romeo Germany to be used in the DRM series for GT cars. Ready to race in May 1973, the car was entrusted to specialist racing team of Dieter Gleich, the principle driver; the Autodelta version had 2997 cc engine with maximum power of 370 hp at 9000 rpm. Without any further development the car was outdated soon. A Montreal was campaigned in the United States but without success. Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale The Alfa Romeo Montreal Website Classic Motorsports magazine Alfa Romeo Montreal buyer's guide