- 1957 Rimini
Bandini 750 GT Zagato
In the mid-1950s, Ilario Bandini wanted to launch a small GT coupé. A certificate of origin dated 11/01/1955 details the technical specification of this ‘Bandini Granturismo Veloce 750cc’, with its chassis no. 1001B made up of elliptical tubes in high-grade steel, weighing just 27kg, and its twin-cam ‘Bandini-Crosley’ engine no. 1001B, fed by two Weber carburettors and developing 67bhp at 7000rpm. The certificate also states that Borrani wheels with 135/80 tyres were fitted, and gives an unladen weight of 670kg. According to Dino Bandini, his uncle drove the chassis from Forli to Milan, sitting on a makeshift box, to deliver it to the workshops of Ugo Zagato and his two sons, Elio and Gianni. To cover nearly 300km in such conditions was hardly commonplace, and the police must have turned a blind eye!