- Just two owners
- Full, high quality restoration
- Underrated model
- Original colour
- No reserve
This car has had an unusual history : in August 1982, Paul Gavarini, then the CEO of Exxon Europe in Geneva, was in his office with his son Jean-Hughes. The latter, astonished, pointed out a car parked at the foot of the building. They went down together to take a look at it and met the owner who told them he had bought it new and it was now for sale. The father and son decided to buy the car together, with the son to pay his father his share at a later date...
In 1986, the car was stored in a barn belonging to the family in Savoie, when Paul Gavarini and his family moved to California. On 8 November 1991, during a visit to France, he had a valuation carried out on the car, which at that time had covered 44 698 km. In 2013, Jean-Hugues Gavarini retrieved the car, and decided to have it completely restored by a German friend who had a paint workshop. The Montreal was stripped back to bare metal and no expense was spared in the work carried out. A file of photographs and bills will be supplied with the car. Mechanically, it was thoroughly overhauled by Quadrifoglio, which notably included replacing the cylinder head gaskets in 2014. In superb condition today, this Alfa Montreal retains its original leather, now beautifully patinated, and has new carpets. The odometer records 45 650 km, which the family believes to be original, given its lack of use. This is a wonderful example of a car that remains undervalued, considering its rarity, superb V8 twin-cam engine and sporty styling designed by Gandini.