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Country of Manufacture:
Switzerland     Vin #: 1003
Model Type: 2 Door Coupe
Body Designer: Peter Monteverdi / Frua
Engine: Chrysler 440 Magnum 7.2 Liter V8 (7206cc)
Horsepower: 375 bhp SAE at 4600 rpm
Torque: 480 lb SAE at 3200 rpm
Transmission: Torqueflight 3-Speed Automatic
Front- Independent, parallel wishbones, coil springs, adjustable Koni shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
Rear- de Dion tube, Watt linkage, parallel upper and lower trailing radius arms, coil springs, adjustable Koni shock absorbers.
Front- Girling discs
Rear- Girling discs
Top Speed: 155 mph

History: Peter Monteverdi constructed his first car when he was 17 years old. While still in his early twenties he formed his own racing team, MBM (Monteverdi Binningen Motors), and he competed successfully in many international events, piloting his own cars. A near fatal crash in a Porsche powered Formula 1 MBM ended his racing career. In the early sixties, Monteverdi developed a very successful business distributing Ferraris, Lancia BMW and Rolls Royce. However, following a disagreement with Enzo Ferrari, at age 33 he decided to design and build his own Gran Turismo. This car is one of the first series of 2 seater GT cars, known as the High Speed 375S. Other Monteverdi's that have been owned by this enthusiast over the years include the Hai (mid engined supercar), the second series 2 seater, the 375SS, the 375L (2+2), and the 4 door sedans, the 375/4 and Sierra. Peter Monteverdi died in 1998 at age 65 years.

Production: The Series I High Speed 375S made its world debut in Monteverdi’s hometown of Basle in on September 11th, 1967 to a select group of journalists. 3 days later it was shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Only 11 Series I cars were built over the 2-year 1968 to 1970 period.

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