1973 Montreal Restoration & Upgrades

Our customer brought us his recently purchased Montreal for a full restoration and a range of mechanical upgrades.  The car arrived in a scruffy condition and the engine ran poorly due to the notoriously problematic Spica injection. The steering was vague, suggesting a cracked steering box, the brakes were typically weak, the suspension was soggy and the faulty OE air conditioning pump was in a box in the boot!

Having seen the standard of engineering applied to our GTA-Rs being built, the new owner revised the build brief.  He wanted us not only to restore the car and fit our off-the-shelf upgrades, but take the build even further to transform his Montreal into a show quality, top specification car.

The result is stunning!  The car is now a joy to drive – quick with super-responsive handling and brakes and a wonderful V8 howl at full throttle.  The power steering makes low speed manoevering easy while retaining good feel at speed.

The specification is as follows:

  • Full body restoration and repainted in the original Alfa Romeo orange with a lacquer finish
  • +50BHP engine rebuild including 2800cc conversion with forged high compression pistons, ported heads and upgraded cams
  • Electronic fuel injection and 3D mapped ignition; injectors hidden under original airbox and ECU firing standard coils with fixed distributor to retain original looks under the bonnet
  • Conversion to hydraulic power steering
  • Conversion to modern air conditioning system
  • Alfaholics 4-pot brake kit and aluminium rear calipers
  • Alfaholics Montreal handling kit
  • Alfaholics Montreal stainless steel sports exhaust
  • Xenon headlights
  • Modern Hi-Fi with iPod connectivity
  • Full leather seat re-trim
  • Alcantara dashboard and console conversion
  • Immobiliser
  • Original magnesium wheels restored
  • All new lights and badges sourced and fitted, centre heart re-chromed
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