Binningen Motors (MBM) was a Swiss
company owned by Peter Monteverdi. MBM mainly
focused on competition cars, but a few road going
sports cars were also produced. Amongst these
road going sports cars was the MBM Tourismo.
The MBM Tourismo
was basically a Heron Europa with slight design tweeks
to the frontal area. The Europa had a steel
backbone chassis with outriggers fore and aft to
support the running gear and was produced with
discs brakes at the front and drums at the rear.
The Europa GRP body was bonded to this chassis
and plywood floor pan into which was fitted the
Ford engine. It is unknown what, if anything, was
different about the design of the MBM
Tourismos mechanicals or body.
The engine in the
MBM Tourismo was the Ford 105Es 997cc
straight four Over Head Valve (OHV) unit.
A 1961 MBM
Tourismo currently resides in the Monteverdi
||1961 - 1962:
It is believed that only 2 examples of the MBM
Tourismo were produced.
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