I was never a big fan of the Montreal itself; the looks never grabbed me. But I liked that it had that sweet little V8. I once heard that a French dealership at the time built 25 GTVs with Montreal engines, but I have been unable to confirm that, so I'm thinking it wasn't true. :( That would be sweet, though. It's pretty much the same chassis as the Berlina; I wonder how hard it would be to convert a Berlina to Montreal running gear? That would totally rock.
The looks are bit love or hate thing. I like the looks of it. But the engine is indeed the gem of the car! It is an awesome "little" engine! Sounds and pulls great
The Montreal is based on a widened Giulia base and the basic suspension components are similar. There is a range of them that has been modified to cope with the extra weight and power of the v8.
With work the v8 should be able to be fitted to a berlina, but first you need to find one :) There is one guy on Alfa BB who bought one that needed a full overhaul with new pistons and liners and he had to cash out 7000$. For the engine only that is!