The Monteverdi Museum
Binningen, Switzerland

A contribution by Matthias Zabel from Hamburg, Germany

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Monteverdi High Speed 375/L.
With standard body built by Carrozzeria Fissore in Italy.
The car uses a heavy tubular space frame which was designed by Monteverdi.
Has a 7,2 litre Magnum Chrysler V8. Produced from 1969 to 1976, about 150 cars were built.

Monteverdi High Speed 375/C.
A convertible based on the 375/L.
Same technical structure, but slightly shorter wheelbase.
Only two cars of this type were built. This is the first one, the
second one was later transformed into the Monteverdi Palm Beach.

Monteverdi Palm Beach from 1976.
A re-designed version of the High Speed 375/C.
New nose and new rear lights. Only on car was built, this one.

Monteverdi High Speed 375/4.
A four-door sedan based on the 375/L.
Longer wheelbase but was almost as low as the standard coupé. About 30
sedans were built from 1971 to 1978, half a dozen of them were purchased by the Emir of Qatar.

Monteverdi Hai 450.
Mid-engined ultra-flat sports car first shown in Geneva 1970.
Only two cars where built. The first one (Hai 450 SS) used a 7,0
litre Hemi V8 engine with 450 hp. The second one was the 450 GTS.
(the car with the Monteverdi scripture on the sides). It had a slightly larger
wheelbase and a standard 7,2 Litre Magnum engine. Top speed of both cars where about 270 km/h.

The Monteverdi Hai 650 F1.
Two cars were built from 1992 to 1994.
They used Formula 1 technology. The suspension was taken from a
Formula 1 car that was unsuccessfully run by a team called Onyx-Monteverdi
in the 1990 Formula 1 season. It is powered by a 3,0 litre Cosworth V8 Formula 1 engine.

Monteverdi Safari.
A 4 wheel drive station wagon.
First shown in 1976, the Safari was Monteverdis most
successful vehicle, more than 1000 cars were built from 1976 to 1982.

Monteverdi Sierra.
Technically this is a Dodge Aspen with re-designed front
and rear with new bumpers. Engines were a 5,2 or 5,9 litres V8 Chrysler.
About 20 sedans where built from 1977 to 1982, additionally two convertibles.

Monteverdi Tiara.
The last car produced by Monteverdi.
It was a re-designed Mercedes S-Class with new bumpers
and new front and rear styling. First shown in Geneva 1982.
It was almost as expensive as a Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit.
Production ended in 1984, less than half a dozen cars were built.