Monteverdi Palm Beach 1974 by Autocult
At the age of 33 the Swiss Peter Monteverdi founded
his car company Automobile Monteverdi AG in 1967. In the market segment of
luxury-class cars he found a niche, which he met with his model range “High
Speed 375”. The attached number 375 of the designation gave information about
the performance of the engine in terms of horsepower. 375 hp – this was the
official specification of Monteverdi for the fitted V8 big-block Chrysler-engines,
which were used only. Until 1973 this sales concept proved to be very
successful but then the oil crisis affected the sales figures negatively and
the Monteverdi AG got into financial difficulties.
Nevertheless, in order to prove their capability of
production, Monteverdi presented a newly developed convertible christened with
the name “Palm Beach” on their booth at the Geneva Motor Show in 1975. Underneath
the long-drawn front hood a V8 Chrysler-engine with a displacement of 7.2 liter
was fitted. The very noble-looking copper-colored paint, discreetly used chrome
decorations, aluminum wheels and an interior, which also made a very appealing
and noble impression with its cream-colored leather, should appeal the
well-healed upper class. Even if also a sales price of 124,000 SFr for the 237-km/h-fast
convertible was mentioned, the car never progressed beyond the show car stage.
Peter Monteverdi sold his car but purchased it back later on and presented the
unique copy to the public at many exhibitions.
Thereby car enthusiasts became apparently such
familiar with this car, that the Palm Beach is even nowadays referred to as
“one of the most beautiful convertibles of the 1970s”.
|Description: ||Monteverdi Palm Beach 1974 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC06027 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1974 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||August 2018 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.