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1968 Monteverdi 2000 GTI by Frua

Peter Monteverdi (Swiss BMW dealer) presented this car in 1968. It was designed by Pietro Frua and based on a BMW 2000Ti. Release plans at the 38th Automobilsalon in Geneva were cancelled, some say the prototype was damaged in Turin during transport, other claim it on the dispute between Frua and Monteverdi that ended their co-operation. Production never started, as BMW saw this ‘Volks Monti’ as a rival for their own brand. Later that year, Frua presented the same car with BMW badges in Paris as the 2000 Ti Coupé. The featured one-off is in the Monteverd Car Collection in Binningen Basel Switzerland.