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Bandini 1100

The driver John Bracco in New York
Picture of Bandini Sports in 1100 USA


TheBandini 1100 is a car model produced from 1947 until 1950 by the italian company Bandini Cars.


In 1947 Ilario Bandini, developed the project of a car that was suitable for everyday life but also to the races.

The prototype was fitted with an engine derived from a Fiat 1100 to whom Bandini adapted cutting a head DOCH from Alfa Romeo six 8-cylinder. The distribution, compulsorily amended as well as camshafts, it was a chain and gears.

The production of a small lot of this model provided by contrast, the use of engines and exchange Siata 1500 cc but, in fact, stopped a few examples.

This was the second Bandini to cross national boundaries. Tony Pompeo, importer italoamericano, I bought one, at the end of forty years, rigorously painted red, which led to New York to run it in the category FM League SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). In the photos, driving fast is the "climber and road racer" John Bracco, also winner of MIlle Miglia, 1952, Coppa Acerbo and Pescara Circuit.


The Chassis

Ilario Bandini to work on the 1100 sports

The particular design chassy and tubes special steel section elliptical-derived aircraft, Caproni, ensured the proper relationship between lightness and torsional rigidity. The first frame was made completely into the Bandini.


The Engine

In 1100 Fiat/Alfa tuned DOHC

  • Positioning: forward longitudinal, 4-cylinder in-line
  • Displacement: 1089 c.c.
  • Bore and Stroke: 68 mm x 75 mm
  • Head: Derivative Alfa Romeo 6 adapted to the 4-cylinder engine, 2 inclined valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts controlled by chain and gears
  • Power maximum: 65 hp
  • Power: 2 carburettors
  • Lubricate: housing wet with pump gear and vertical cooler on the front
  • Cooling: forced liquid with centrifugal pump and vertical cooleron the front
  • Gearbox and clutch: 4 speed+ RG, clutch single dry disc
  • Ignition and electrical equipment: coil and distributor switch battery 12 V and generator


In the Fiat-Siata 1500

  • Positioning: forward longitudinal, 4-cylinder in-line
  • Displacement: 1496 c.c.
  • Power maximum: 97 hp 6000 rpm
  • Power: 2 carburettors
  • Compression ratio: 9,3:1
  • Lubricate: housing wet with pump gear and vertical cooler on the front
  • Cooling: forced liquid with centrifugal pump and vertical cooler on the front
  • Gearbox and clutch: 4 speed+ reverse gears, clutch single dry disc
  • Ignition and electrical equipment: coil and distributor switch, battery 12 V and generator


The Body

The second Bandini 1100

The body is a two seaters aluminium, with large headlights and grille at the elliptical cross to elements that characterize a very rounded front. Two "slides" separated replace windshield. A "modanatura" part from the center front of the grid and having lapped the emblem enlarging section hyperboloid making and emphasizing the air-intake at the centre of the bonnet. The sides and the doors and shall not affect the main lines arising from the front, they weaken in the back that is so soft and clean in complete harmony with the rest of the car. It was produced by Rocco Motto.

  • Weight total in running order: 600 kg

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