<B>1953 BANDINI 750 SPORT SILURO</B>

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Lot 29
1953 BANDINI 750 SPORT SILURO

US$ 100,000 - 150,000
€ 89,000 - 130,000
To be sold without reserve
1953 BANDINI 750 SPORT SILURO

Chassis no. 156

747cc Crosley OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
Approximately 50bhp at 7,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Alfin Drum Brakes


*Fine, sporting Etceterini at its best
*Delicate, lightweight Italian sports car
*Eligible for many tours and rallies worldwide
*Beautifully restored inside and out



BANDINI AUTOMOBILI

Bandini Automobili, named after founder Ilario Bandini, operated out of Forlì in the Emilia-Romagna region during the golden-days of Italian automobile manufacturing. Founded in 1946, the sports car manufacturer would remain in business through 1992. Bandini's groundbreaking, lightweight manufacturing methods would influence other post-war Italian sports car companies to follow suit.

Mr. Bandini's sharp mind, racing knowledge and his eye for detail ensured that Bandini cars were a force to be reckoned with in both Europe and the US. Interest in America surged when Bandini Siluros (which is Italian for torpedo), with their screaming 750cc engines and wildly flared front fenders, won SCCA class championships in 1955 and 1957. Bandini himself entered and drove his cars in more than 60 races, including the Mille Miglia from 1947 until 1965, all-in-all achieving 19 first-place finishes and 18 podiums.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The lovely little Bandini 750 Sport Siluro offered here is believed to have been imported to the US in 1953 by Italian car importers Tony Pompeo and Perry Fina, most likely with the intention of being used for competition. The car is said to have been acquired by the late Raymond Milo in 1992, at which point it was in need of a full restoration. The restoration was carried out in Pisa, Italy, by a shop named Faralli Restauri, under the supervision of company founder Ilario Bandini's nephew, Dino Bandini.

Today this 750 Sport Siluro presents like a little jewel, with its lightweight chassis and suspension layout, Alfin-type drum brakes and delicate wire wheels. The gorgeous aluminum bodywork is finished in appropriate Italian Racing Red. The egg-crate grille, louvers and racing fittings may even remind some of a Maserati of Ferrari Grand Prix car of the era. The dashboard is adorned by beautiful white-faced racing instruments and gauges, and the interior is sparse and purposeful. This delightful Bandini is eligible for many vintage racing and driving events around the world, such as the Mille Miglia.
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