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1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Coupe
WINTER HARVEST - Gooding & Company
Friday, 17 January - Saturday, 18 January 2020
$51,250
Sale Price
17 January 2020
Sold Date
64
Lot Number
#3+
Enthusiast Restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis No. AR1425633. Orange over black leather. 2593-cc, 227-hp V-8, 5-speed manual. Campagnolo wheels, Michelin X tires, wood-rim steering wheel, and power windows.

EVALUATION : Enthusiast restoration | Represented with a refurbishment in 2017–18 and claimed to have had the engine rebuilt sometime before. The paint—which is impossible to ignore, given the color—is fresh and mostly good, but there are a few masking errors near the windows and some runs on the headlight doors. Lightly scratched rear glass. Lightly pitted brightwork and door handles. Newer seat covers and the carpets look new, but the rest of the interior is original and showing its age. Unrestored but maintained underneath. A Montreal is a sweet car with a great soundtrack, and this one will get the job done, especially given its recent sorting, but it’s a little disappointing up close.

BOTTOM LINE : Imperfect car attracts mediocre money—a common headline at Scottsdale 2020.

by Hagerty Insider
19 January 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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