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The Monteverdi High Speed was a grand tourer automobile built by Monteverdi in Basel, Switzerland from 1967 to 1970. Contemporary rivals included the British Jensen Interceptor.

This car was designed by the Italian design house Frua and was actually built by Fissore of Italy from 1969. They redesigned the car in 1972 and again in 1975.

The convertible version of the High Speed 375 was known as the Palm Beach. The car had a 7,206 cc Chrysler V-8 engine that developed 380 to 402 bhp.

Monteverdi High Speed 375 S Specifications[]

  • Engine: Chrysler Magnum V8
  • Displacement: 7210 cc / 440 cu in
  • Power: 279.6 kW (380 PS; 375 bhp) @ 4600 rpm
  • Hp per litre: 52.01 bhp (39 kW; 53 PS) per litre
  • Torque: 480 N·m (350 lb·ft) @ 3200 rpm
  • Body / frame: Steel Body over Steel Rectangular-Section Frame
  • Front brakes: Girling Discs
  • Rear brakes: Girling Discs
  • Front suspension: Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Adj Koni Dampers
  • Rear suspension: De Dion tube w/Coil Springs, Adj Koni Dampers
  • Transmission: 3-Speed Chrysler Torque-Flite Automatic or 5-Speed ZF Manual
  • Top speed: 259.1 km/h (161 mph)