This car was a real wreck when I bought it, but it is historically interesting, having raced in the UK in the 1960s.
This car was a real wreck when I bought it, but it is historically interesting, having raced in the UK in the 1960s. I did all the work on its rebuild except the paint and some of the fiberglass.
Twelve were made by Heron, a boat manufacturer that later went on to do the well-known Diva car. Production of the Europa was too costly, but it was a car of quality, and with good performance from a 1.3- or optional 1.5-liter Ford GT engine and 5-speed Hewland gearbox. The car had independent suspension all around.
Monteverdi acquired the rights to the design.
My car is the Diva prototype with 5-link axle.
We estimate about four of the cars survive, one in Japan and the others in Europe.
The car is a real joy to drive with a fantastic power/weight ratio.
— Andrew De Bernes, Le Vesinet, Paris, France1 comment