The MONTEVERDI Car Collection

The former Automobile MONTEVERDI production facilities have given way to the MONTEVERDI Car Collection, which Peter Monteverdi had personally conceived and furnished.

On three levels of the MONTEVERDI Car Collection enthusiasts and interested visitors are offered a world-wide unique overview of all MONTEVERDI vehicles ever constructed, spanning 40 years of progress dating from the 1952 MONTEVERDI Special, the first car that Peter Monteverdi had built at the age of 17, to his final construction of the Formula 1-based MONTEVERDI hai 650 F1 super sports car of 1992.

List of all MONTEVERDI Vehicles

A slide show in German, French or English provides a detailed insight into the life of Peter Monteverdi and the history of the firm.

1992: MONTEVERDI hai 650 F1

Formula 1 technology.
Engine: 3.5-liter Ford Cosworth Formula 1 V8 developing 650 bhp @ 11,000 rpm.
Transmission: 6-gear, transversally mounted Formula 1 unit. Performance: 8 sec. from 0 to 200 km/h; 335 km/h top speed.

1991: MONTEVERDI Onyx Formula 1 Car

Engine: 3500 cc Ford Cosworth V8.
600 bhp @ 10,800 rpm; 345 km/h top speed.
6.5 sec. from 0 to 200 km/h.
Improved 1990 version with numerous detail modifications.

1961: MBM Formula 1 Grand Prix Car

Engine: Porsche air-cooled flat-four.
1498 cc; 150 bhp @ 8,500 rpm;
250 km/h top speed.

The MONTEVERDI Car Collection harbors over 50 vehicles which
are all in running order.
Guided tours for groups may be organized upon request.

Three versions of the MONTEVERDI high speed series.

1971: MONTEVERDI high speed 375/4 sedan.

1971: MONTEVERDI high speed 375 C convertible.

1970: MONTEVERDI Rectangular-beam
Space-frame Chassis

1970: MONTEVERDI hai 450 SS rectangular-beam space-frame;
rear-mid-mounted 6.9-liter Chrysler 426 Hemi engine;
5-speed manual transmission; DeDion rear axle.

hai 450 SS Wooden Assembly Form

The sheet-metal components were hammered and cut to shape on this wooden form.


Conceived as a popular-priced MONTEVERDI - the name of a "Volks-Monteverdi" was even attributed to it - it never progressed beyond the prototype stage. BMW 4-cylinder inline engine; 1996 cc; 130 bhp @ 6,000 rpm; 210 km/h top speed.

1972: MONTEVERDI Berlinetta.

The entire range of MONTEVERDI off-road vehicles may also
be viewed in the Monteverdi Car Collection.

Model-Car Collection

Europe's largest 1:43-scale, model-car collection comprising more than 11,000 exhibited car models is on view in the MONTEVERDI Car Collection's spacious environs.

MONTEVERDI Car Collection

Oberwilerstrasse 20, 4102 Binningen/Basel, Switzerland