The first production car, was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was quite different from the original, using a 2593cc 90* dry-sump lubricated V8 engine with SPICA (Societa’ Pompe Inzione Cassani & Affini) fuel injection that produced 200bhp @ 6500 rpm, 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. Its redline was set at 7000 rpm, unheard of for a V8 at that time. The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coupe and comprised double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front and a live axle with limited slip differential at the rear.
Stylistically, the most eye catching feature is the car’s front end with four headlamps partly covered by unusual “grilles”, that retract when the lights are on.
This “Bianco” white Montreal shows just under 59,000km and features “French Selective Yellow” headlights, having spent its entire life in France until being imported to the U.S. a couple of months ago.
Wheelbase: 92.5in (2350 mm)
Length: 166.1 in (4,220 mm)
Width: 65.8 in (1,672 mm)
Height: 47.4 in (1,205 mm)
Curb weight: 2,800 lb (1,270 kg)
EXTERIOR COLOR: White
INTERIOR COLOR: Black
BODY STYLE: Coupe
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual
DRIVE TYPE: Front engine, rear wheel drive
FUEL TYPE: Gas