Collection cars pampered with passion
More than 150 members and 350 cars
- Alfa Romeo
- Alpine Renault
- Austin Healey
The Montreal was designed by Marcello Gandini from the Bertone design office.
It is powered by a motor from the competition, the V8 of the Alfa 33.
V8 engine, displacement 2.6l, 2 ACT, 200 hp, 220 kmh.
Year of construction from 1971 to 1977.
3917 cars built.
The competition in 1971 was the Citroën SM, the Ferrari Dino and the BMW 2800.
The selling price in 1972 was $ 8000.
Former Alpine factory car that participated in 3 rallies counting for the world championship. At the 1974 Morocco Rally she was number 1 because she was driven by Darniche who had won this rally the year before. Conducted by Jean Ragnotti she also participated in the first rally cross of France Lohéac in 1976. I own since 1979 and his meter indicates that 19 000km!
This automobile was produced from May 1958 to July 1961 by BMC [British Motor Corporation] Fully restored in 1983 to Concourse level. Awarded the Austin Healey club of America Silver medal. This “street version” is rare because most of them were converted for racing on the tracks of the day. Many still compete in today’s vintage sports car races.
On April 7, 1971, I go to Citroën Canada on St. Catherine Street in Montreal, my salesman Mr. Tourangeau presents me the latest Pallas 71 with directional headlight available in the showroom. He had just sold the same day the penultimate day to Robert Charlebois.
My service manager was Monsieur Duchoney, and my supervisor none other than Mr. Claude Guilliot. I do not think there is another Citroenist (still alive) who can boast of having dealt with these people when they were at Citroën.
Purchased from its first owner in 1972, this 2CV AZAM 1966 was sold in Montreal by Citroën Canada. It belongs to a series called “Great North” which offered several options: a gas heater Gurtner, 12Volts electrical equipment, a protective shield under the engine-box and a speedometer in miles per hour. It is recognizable by the grill air intake of the heater located on the right front fender.
Ferrari 328 GTS 1989. Canadian model sold by Luigi Sport in Montreal at the end of 1988.
Last model during the lifetime of Enzo Ferrari and the 308/328 line produced between 1975 and 1989. In 1989, 249 328 GTB came out of the factory against 1089 328 GTN, of which 500 for the US market and less than half a dozen for the Canada market.
Maserati was founded in 1914 in Bologna, Italy. They contributed to the history of sports and racing cars, notably by setting the world speed record in 1929 by Borzacchini and the world championship in Formula 1 in 1957 by Fangio driving a 250 F.
In 1940 Maserati moved to Modena on the Viale Ciro Menotti and helped to develop several technological prowess and some difficulties because of the different owners until the purchase of the brand by Ferrari in 1997.
Today the Maserati brand is making a comeback and is present on the market with two models: the GranTourismo (sports GT car) and the Quatroporte (high performance limo). Both are normally marketed by Ferrari retailers.
The Biturbo was launched in 1981 by De Tomaso, a former Brazilian racing driver, who wanted to restore its reputation to a brand that had experienced difficulties and had changed hands several times since its success in the 50s. Biturbo has been produced in more than 30 innovative versions on two levels: the 90º V6 engine with 2 progressive turbos and the 3 head valves per cylinder, including an emission valve and 2 intake valves, one larger than the creating turbulence, increasing efficiency and power. This car was an instant success, due to its price, its different concept and its configuration. It was unfortunately later decried by the competition and also because of its reputation for its reliability and its difficulties of maintenance and adjustments
The beautiful story:
De Tomaso had in mind to conceive a car for an ordinary family man who wanted to have fun in an auto sport in which he could also house all his little family of the time. Maserati then designed a unique and comfortable car, while taking advantage of all the technical knowledge acquired over the years.
The current owner has fully restored the car after its import from Switzerland between 1998 to 2000.
The car was featured in a 20-minute “Bumper-to-Bumper” broadcast on the 2003 Italian Car Special. Various models were seen in various films as an accessory car, but without taking the stage especially.
This car is the oldest in North America, since it was built before those imported here. It is also the only Biturbo 2.5L with the specifications of Switzerland (parking disc in the driver’s sun visor and electric adjustable front lights) to ride in Canada
Car purchased from the original owner, who used it very little. A good mechanical overhaul, change of tires (which were original – 37 years old) and some touching of the paint on the top of the trunk that had been damaged over the years by the installation of the hard roof. She rolls like a charm.
The 450SL is the car of Bobby Ewing or Jennifer and Jonathan Hart. It’s partly because or thanks to my mother that I have this car today. My mother was a fan of Bobby and her Mercedes, so I bought this car for her too.
The second point is registration: MARTHA. Comics lover and especially DC Comics, Martha is the name of the mother of Superman and Batman, my 2 favorite characters. With my wife, we found that the name would go well to this car and allowed a little wink to the comics.
The Opel has a 1.9L engine which has been upgraded to a balanced and blue printed 2.0L race engine with big valves and solid lifter heads. This 180HP, 4-speed manual shift engine has a top speed of 140MPH and capable of revving up to 8000 rpm while the car weighs 1800 to 2000 lbs. It was a rust free barn find, imported from the U.S.
The Porsche 944 is part of the PMA (Porsche with front engine). These models are still under quoted and do not meet a real success with purists. This Porsche has an ideal weight distribution (50/50). It is powered by a 4-cylinder engine (8-cylinder half engine of the Porsche 928). The 944 is a real Porsche.