1974 ALFA ROMEO MON­TREAL

South Waikato News - - Motoring -

the many spe­cials built in the 1930s and boasts a power in­crease of around 70kw over the engine’s orig­i­nal 49kw, bring­ing it up to Alfa Romeo only 180 right hand drive Mon­tre­als and this stun­ning ex­am­ple of what is a pretty damn stun­ning car in the first place was de­liv­ered new in Syd­ney in 1974.

The Mon­treal packed a scream­ing 2.6-litre V8 that red­lined at a then-strato­spheric 7000rpm and could pro­pel the gor­geous coupe to 100kmh in 7.4 sec­onds. It was, how­ever, also more ex­pen­sive than the E-type Jaguar and Porsche 911 and was never re­ally a sales suc­cess, with only 3900 be­ing built.

A true Ja­panese clas­sic: 1974 Dat­sun 240Z was re­stored in South Africa.

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