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Country of Manufacture:
Switzerland     Vin #: 1004
Model Type:
2 Door Coupe
Body Designer: Peter Monteverdi / Fissore
Engine: Chrysler 440 Magnum 7.2 Liter V8 (7206)
Horsepower: 375 bhp SAE at 4600 rpm
Torque: 480 lb SAE at 3200 rpm
Transmission: 4-Speed Gearbox
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 ventilated discs
Rear- Girling ventilated discs
Top Speed: 161 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 a second series 2 seater known as the 375SS . Other Monteverdi's that have been owned by this enthusiast over the years include the Hai (mid engined supercar), the first series 2 seater, the 375S, 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 II High Speed 375S made its debut at the London Motor Show at Earls Court in 1969 and featured completely different bodywork. It bore a strong resemblance to the 375L, Monteverdi’s recently released 2 + 2 model except it was lower and had a different front end. From the windshield forward, it had a distinct 1960’s Ferrari look with a single recessed headlamp on each side instead of the twin headlight arrangement found on the Series 1 375S and the longer wheelbase 2+2, the 375L. Only 5 Series II cars were built. This particular car, the first built, was purchased new by August Busch.

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