|Monteverdi Palm Beach|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door convertible|
|Related||Monteverdi High Speed 375C|
|Engine||7.2 L (7,206 cc) Chrysler V8|
|Curb weight||1,805 kg|
The Monteverdi Palm Beach is a concept car built by Monteverdi in 1975. It was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1975 as a concept, built on a shortened Monteverdi High Speed 375C chassis. The car never went into production and remained a one-off.
The Palm Beach was first presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1975. The paint was copper-colored and the interior was made of cream-colored leather. The purchase price of the Palm Beach was given as 124,000 Swiss francs.
In the literature is often held the opinion that the Palm Beach is the convertible version of the Monteverdi Berlinetta. This is misleading though; in fact, the Palm Beach is directly related to the four year older High Speed 375 C. The Palm Beach is the second convertible model built by Monteverdi on a High Speed chassis., the first being another convertible version of the High Speed that featured different styling cues.
On the exterior, the Palm Beach took on the design features of the Berlinetta, especially its low front end with the striking narrow radiator grille and the square twin headlamps. On the rear end, the tail lights from a Triumph TR6 were used. Otherwise, the Palm Beach was mostly similar to the 375 C in both chassis and the drive train. The Palm Beach did use a conventional 7.2-liter eight-cylinder engine from Chrysler, which also drove the volume model High Speed 375 L, instead of the 7.0 L Hemi used in the Berlinetta.
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