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poohbah

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Aussie Monty Alert
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:35:07 PM »
I know there are some Monty hunters out there.

This has just popped up for sale in Brisbane, if you have a spare $140k. Genuine factory RHD.


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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 03:14:22 AM »
Looks like a UK delivered car thatís been in Australia for a long time. Youíd still want to be very very careful though, those British cars were very prone to serious body corrosion.  Frank Porter bought a few into Oz in the early 80ís and I recall him being really disappointed, some of them were really bad.

Iím sure most got repaired one way or another but given the low value of them at the time youíd want to make sure any repairs were done well.

Just saying. For that sort of $ Iíd really want an Oz delivered RHD car.
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 02:51:10 PM »
You know more about these than I do Aggie. The day I park a Montreal in my drive will be the day after I finish building the servants' wing next to the 10 car garage at my country estate... ;D
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 03:03:50 PM »
True be told thereís others on this forum who know them much better than me.  But Iím with you, a good Montrťal is a car Iíd be very happy to have in the garage.
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »
Well if it makes anyone feel better that seller has owned more Montreals than anyone else in the world I would think so he knows them VERY well. If you own a Montreal in Australia, chances are he has owned it at some stage!  ;D 
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 01:29:56 AM »
All Iíll add is that itís good to see owners who have lavished years of sweat, love and dollars on these cars finally having a chance to get some sort of return.  Montrealís have been undervalued for many years.
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 07:49:50 PM »
All Iíll add is that itís good to see owners who have lavished years of sweat, love and dollars on these cars finally having a chance to get some sort of return.  Montrealís have been undervalued for many years.

They aren't that great IMHO...
Gary's car is the only one (and a white one in Sydney) I would buy If I could afford it...
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 07:21:11 AM »
$140K, damn I had a chance of grabbing one when they were floating in the $50K range a few years ago. Bloody hell! Whatís happening with the Alfa classic pricing? Good news for us that have a classic, but is there a resurgence on them?
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 12:10:57 PM »
$140K, damn I had a chance of grabbing one when they were floating in the $50K range a few years ago. Bloody hell! Whatís happening with the Alfa classic pricing? Good news for us that have a classic, but is there a resurgence on them?

There are always a few for sale, asking price at the moment for good LHD cars with solid history seems to be in the mid-70's USD.  Which I guess means you could get one for mid-high 60's.  Frankly I wouldn't care less if it's RHD or LHD, if anything a LHD car is going to be easier to move on when / if you wanted to.   Others would be able to comment better about the cost of importing and registering in Oz.
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 04:27:55 PM »
RHD Montreals are definitely a small pool. My project is a left hooker but I am ok with that even if I need to export to sell (when I am 90...) The main thing for me is that its orange! My fav colour on them. As for the fuel delivery system, well the Sydney guy knows them well as he had spent time with Wes Ingram in the past. And as for not being all that good, well it does come down to the car you drive I am sure, and your own subjective opinions. I have driven one hard for a few hours and it was bliss! Got some pretty exciting top speeds and it sounded amazing. It may have had a sneaky EFI setup though... ;)  Alot of the complaints back in the day were that they were not great in their handling. Well I consider them more of a tourer than a balls out mountain climber like a hot 105 coupe or sedan. Some people swear the Alfaholics upgrades on them fix many of their issues while some prefer stock. Horses for courses.
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 09:53:43 PM »
$140K, damn I had a chance of grabbing one when they were floating in the $50K range a few years ago. Bloody hell! Whatís happening with the Alfa classic pricing? Good news for us that have a classic, but is there a resurgence on them?

There are always a few for sale, asking price at the moment for good LHD cars with solid history seems to be in the mid-70's USD.  Which I guess means you could get one for mid-high 60's.  Frankly I wouldn't care less if it's RHD or LHD, if anything a LHD car is going to be easier to move on when / if you wanted to.   Others would be able to comment better about the cost of importing and registering in Oz.

Don't even bother trying to import a car until they sort out the asbestos testing issue at BorderForce/Customs...complete clusterf...

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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 04:46:27 AM »
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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 02:26:04 PM »
All Iíll add is that itís good to see owners who have lavished years of sweat, love and dollars on these cars finally having a chance to get some sort of return.  Montrealís have been undervalued for many years.

They aren't that great IMHO...
Gary's car is the only one (and a white one in Sydney) I would buy If I could afford it...
Hands-up if you REALLY know anything about SPICA V8 injection system?
Most have been played with. Defer to Gary at all times is my simple advice.
Yep, know the owner of the red car being sold via Mark Jansen. I hope it goes well...

Massivebuddy you disappoint me - but at least they are more reliable than Lamborghini's ;)
Richard Anderson taught himself to rebuild the Spica by essentially reading the manuals and following the instructions. They are a mechanical device, so what could possibly go wrong? Seriously, I think most of the problems are caused by guys who think they know better and don't follow the instructions. And (for at least the mid term) there is still Wes Ingram in the US.

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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 08:16:58 PM »
All Iíll add is that itís good to see owners who have lavished years of sweat, love and dollars on these cars finally having a chance to get some sort of return.  Montrealís have been undervalued for many years.

They aren't that great IMHO...
Gary's car is the only one (and a white one in Sydney) I would buy If I could afford it...
Hands-up if you REALLY know anything about SPICA V8 injection system?
Most have been played with. Defer to Gary at all times is my simple advice.
Yep, know the owner of the red car being sold via Mark Jansen. I hope it goes well...

Massivebuddy you disappoint me - but at least they are more reliable than Lamborghini's ;)
Richard Anderson taught himself to rebuild the Spica by essentially reading the manuals and following the instructions. They are a mechanical device, so what could possibly go wrong? Seriously, I think most of the problems are caused by guys who think they know better and don't follow the instructions. And (for at least the mid term) there is still Wes Ingram in the US.

Doug

Here there is wisdom...Completely agree with Doug...

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Re: Aussie Monty Alert
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 08:18:03 PM »
All Iíll add is that itís good to see owners who have lavished years of sweat, love and dollars on these cars finally having a chance to get some sort of return.  Montrealís have been undervalued for many years.

They aren't that great IMHO...
Gary's car is the only one (and a white one in Sydney) I would buy If I could afford it...
Hands-up if you REALLY know anything about SPICA V8 injection system?
Most have been played with. Defer to Gary at all times is my simple advice.
Yep, know the owner of the red car being sold via Mark Jansen. I hope it goes well...

Massivebuddy you disappoint me - but at least they are more reliable than Lamborghini's ;)
Richard Anderson taught himself to rebuild the Spica by essentially reading the manuals and following the instructions. They are a mechanical device, so what could possibly go wrong? Seriously, I think most of the problems are caused by guys who think they know better and don't follow the instructions. And (for at least the mid term) there is still Wes Ingram in the US.

Doug

Here there is wisdom...Completely agree with Doug...

Oh and yes, the Monty is a doddle compared to getting the Espada working properly... :-)