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#1 Darren Galpin

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:08

In the late '50s and early '60s, there was an Italian constructor called Bandini who built sports cars. #67 in the 1960 Sebring 12 Hrs was a Bandini-Fiat, driven by Victor Lukens. Does anyone know anything more about this car, or have a picture of it?

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#2 bill moffat

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:27

Georgano's Encyclopaedia p.368 will provide you with an image of the 1956 version. DCN provided the details of a FIAT-derived sportscar with a high-revving 750cc engine. Take the mudguards off, stick the passenger seat cover on and you have an F3 car, simple as that.

#3 Darren Galpin

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:37

Not having a copy of the book, could someone please provide a scan............

#4 Mike Riedner

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:22

You find a picture of a Bandini Bialbero here:

http://www.motorbase.com

Search for Bandini in the search window on top of the page.

#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:25

Here's the picture from Georgano - copyright Autosport.

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#6 MOB

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:57

That's not exact!
The Bandini in that picture is a Siluro 750 (1953-1956).
Darren, you are right, the Bandini #67 raced at sebring in 1960 was a Bandini coupè, Zagato bodied made in 1955.


look here

http://it.wikipedia....wiki/Bandini_GT for more pictures and infos

or

http://www.ilariobandini.it
http://www.ferrariex...com/Bandini.htm
http://www.wheelsofi...dex.php/Bandini
http://sports.racer....ndini/page1.htm
http://www.bandinicars.com

the little Bandini production (75 cars) finished in 1992 at the death of Ilario Bandini.

now this unique car is in these conditions

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#7 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:17

Last months Auto Italia magazine had a feature on Bandini cars .

#8 ianselva

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:56

They also produced a small run of Fiat engined Formula Junior cars. One of which is under restoration near Scumthorpe.

#9 MOB

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 14:40

yes :up:

it's this one

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and many others type;

i'm writing on http://it.wikipedia....dini_Automobili Bandini automobili pages...... 17 different models.

if someone take pleasure to translate them in english and want put in en.wikipedia.org can find all pictures and many others in commons site of wikipedia!

#10 dretceterini

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 19:46

There was a big Bandini festival in Forli, Italy in 2002, and the definitive book on the cars was done in conjunction with that festival. Dino Bandini bought the Zagato coupe from someone in the US in the last 5 years, and it is now restored and in his collection.

Dino Bandini's e-mail is: dr.bandini@libero.it

Copies of the book should still be available for around $125.

Cliff Reuter also has Bandini info on his web site: http://ferrariexperts.com/Bandini.htm

Details of Bandini 750 Zagato (one-off) plus photo link:

http://new.photos.ya...804192004428/28


Specs:
4 cylinder 747cc DOHC
bore 63.5
stroke 59
compression 8.4:1
Hp 62

chassis
ovoid tobe patent # 499843 Italy weight 27 kg (Gilco tubing)

4 speed gearbox

Suspension:
front independent with cylindrical springs and hydraulic tube shocks
rear semi-eliptical springgs and hydraulic tube shocks
torsion bars front and rear.
tires 5.20x12


#11 MOB

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:39

yes! i was there!

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#12 dretceterini

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 00:32

Which car is yours?

#13 MOB

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 18:50

No one :|

i'm only nephew of Dino :)

Ilario was brother of my grandfather..

in this picture you can see me and my oncle Ilario in 1990
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#14 h4887

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 20:03

Originally posted by ianselva
They also produced a small run of Fiat engined Formula Junior cars. One of which is under restoration near Scumthorpe.


Scumthorpe! :lol:
So you don't care for the place?

#15 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 22:20

MOB

Could you provide some information on the 1992 Bandini 1000 Berlinetta? Was it a one-off? Made for competition?



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#16 dretceterini

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 18:31

As far as I am aware, there were only 3 Bandini berlinettas ever built:

1) The 1950s coupe that looks like an Abarth 750, but is front engined, discussed earlier in this thread, currently in Forli

2) A 1 liter twin-cam car that looks kind of like Ferrari 206 sports (now in Japan)

3) A 1300cc turbo powered 16 valve twin-cam built circa 1980 in Bandini collection in Forli

If anyone knows otherwise.....

Could you be thinking of the 1990s Abarth Stola show car?

#17 MOB

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 23:16

Almost perfect dr.etceterini :up:

Bandini berlinetta are 4

1) Bandini Zagato bodied 750 DOCH 1955 earlier discussed

2) Bandini 1000 GT engined Bandini DOCH 1 liter 1963

http://it.wikipedia....Bandini_1000_GT
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3) Bandini "saloncino" engined Bandini 1000, 1968

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4) the last car built was a berlinetta 1000 DOCH 16 valvles injection turbocharged dry carter titanium rods, 4 disc brakes, 5 gears
the chassy and the engine is built in mid 80'
this car had a long test without body, i was a child when Ilario bring me on this car for road tests :)
the body was ready in late 1990 But we prefer date it in 1992 because Ilario died the sunday 12 april 1992 (just a week before to be 81 years old) and the last time it was been used was the day of my oncle's funeral
so it is never been used for race or so
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http://it.wikipedia....dini_1000_turbo
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the onlyone bandini 1300 engined (not turbo) is the red and white that you can see above..

(i'm sorry for my bad english :o )

#18 dretceterini

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:01

Thank you for the corrections. :wave:

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 12:01

Thanks for that. It was the no. 4 car I was referring to. It's a pity it never raced, looks great.

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#20 dretceterini

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 19:18

Part of the reason I said 3 is that in the back of the 2002 Forli book, it only lists 3 coupes. Does the 1963 car, which looks to me like a cross between a Lotus Elite and the one-off Alfa Abarth Bertone 1000 coupe still exist?

#21 MOB

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 20:58

No, unfortunately, it doesn't exist :(

in the end of the book, there's only 45 Bandinis existing and identifing as orinal until 2002 and their owners but you can find this article in the book (published also in "auto italiana")

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in the 2006 Cliff Reuter has found another Bandini ! the 46th, Devin bodied. You can read its story in Cliff Reuter's site

http://www.ferrariex...com/Bandini.htm


and in http://velocetoday.c...ifestyle_97.php

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 23:23

I am aware of the car and will be helping as much as I can. I have been aware of it's existance for many years, dating back to the 1950s.

I find it interesting that Clair Reuter, who raced the car back then apparently has no relationship to Jack or Cliff Reuter, and apparently neither Jack nor Cliff was aware it still existed!

Do you think the car should be returned to it's original state, which would require a great deal of work, or should it be kept with the Devin body?

#23 MOB

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 01:27

It's very difficult to say, :|
In this specific case, Cliff has found the original body, you know...
so, egoistic way, i wish the car come back as it was born can you undestand me?
We have only five cars cycle fenders bodied !

Usually i think that the car has an evolution that is part of it, so if you know the complete story and can demonstrate it, it's not a crime to maintein last body because this makes that car different from others.

p.s: if you know other Bandinis on sale, please tell me

info@ilariobandini.it

or in messanger MSN
mikylele42@libero.it

#24 dretceterini

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:00

I only knew that the car still existed, not that it was for sale, or even where it was. If I knew that and could afford it, I would have bought it !! It was the same case with the Zagato coupe.

I do not know of any other Bandinis hiding in the US, but I would think it is possible that there might be one sitting in a garage somewhere in Italy for many years.

I too would prefer that the car be brought back to the way it was in 1949, with "cycle" fenders, rather than with the Devin body.

I did not know that the original siluro body has been found!