1971 Monteverdi 375/L High Speed Coupe

Tom Wood © 2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Over two decades in business, Monteverdi produced a wide variety of models — all limited-production offerings hand-built in small numbers for an exclusive clientele. The company’s products found their way into the stables of enthusiasts the world over, and collectors favor them today. For comfort, performance and superb style, they are hard to beat.

The car offered here is a 375/L High Speed Coupe, a longer-wheelbase 2+2 model that incorporates a small rear seat, suitable for children or overnight luggage.

This particular car, chassis number 2052, was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show of 1971. The current owner bought the car at the show, and it joined his family’s exceptional collection of automobiles, which includes everything from great modern GTs to significant antique vehicles from several eras.

For the past 45 years, it has been conscientiously maintained, and it presents today in extremely original condition, including beautiful rich leather upholstery and gorgeous blonde woodwork. The quality of construction and the level of detail and finish are excellent, as is typical for Monteverdi’s creations. Importantly, the car is also equipped with air conditioning, a wonderful option for a summer cruiser. At the time of cataloging, it had recorded 51,043 kilometers (31,716 miles).