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The Bandini 1000 GT is a road car produced in 1963 by Bandini Cars of Forlì, Italy.

This road model, the second Bandini Gran Turismo, used the new engine, introduced in the sports cars of the same period, the (1000/62P and Saponetta 1000), detuned to increase reliability and limit interventions review. It was the first Bandini with a five-speed synchronized gearbox. The 1000 GT preserved the traditional front engine rear drive layout. The chassis benefitted from experience with the 1000 motor rear and uses a design directly derived from the sport that precedes the same system and front and rear suspension. On the front wheels are disc brakes, while the rear drum remain.

The alloy body was designed by a coachbuilder from northern Italy, Corna, that realized a sober but sporting coupé, which was used as auto staff, an elegant black pastel by Ilario Bandini.

The chassis[]

  • Structure and material: frame of elliptical section tubes, special steel aeronautics derivation; patent No. 499843
  • Suspension: adjustable camber and Toe
    • Front: Independent, trapezes overlapped with shock hydraulic telescopic tilted and springs cylindrical helical coaxial; bar account
    • Rear: independent, multi-link with lower triangulation, hydraulic telescopic shocks tilted and springs cylindrical helical coaxial; bar Account
  • Brakes:
    • Service: hydraulics, front disc and rear drum
    • Parking Mechanical tape, on transmission shaft
  • Steering: a worm with vibration damper on shaft
  • Drive: left-hand (right upon request)
  • Wheels: 15" Amadori
  • Fuel tank: 45 L (12 US gal; 10 imp gal)
  • Transmission: Rear transmission shaft with central differential and halfshafts
  • Weight: bare chassis 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Weight total: 475 kg (1,047 lb)
  • Speed maximum: 200 km/h (124 mph)

1000 cc engine[]

  • Positioning: forward longitudinal, 4-cylinder in-line
  • Materials and specification: double overhead camshaft, aluminium cylinder head, hemispherical combustion chambers, distribution mixed chain and gears on bearings, block and base to five media bench in a single casting; aluminum alloy oil sump, cylinders dismantled.
  • Bore: 68 mm (2.7 in)
  • Stroke: 68 mm (2.7 in)
  • Displacement: 987 cc
  • Compression ratio: 9:1
  • Power: 2 Weber 38DCO3 twin-choke carburetors
  • Power: 94 CV @ 8000 rpm
  • Lubricate: Carter with wet gear pump and filter external alloy cooler
  • Cooling: forced liquid with centrifugal pump controlled by pulley and belt, cooler on the front
  • Gearbox and clutch: 5 speed synchromesh + RG clutch single dry disc
  • Ignition and electrical equipment: coil and distributor on the head, battery 12 V and generator