1955 Bandini Siluro
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The early Bandini was powered by an America-made Crosley engine. This lightweight and compact engine was very versatile, having been used with boats, aircraft, and even fire pumps. It had an aluminum block with five main bearings, monoblock, with two valves per cylinder, gear driven single overhead cam, and more. Bandini immediately began making modifications to the Crosley engine for racing, including longer stroke steel crankshaft (raising the displacement to 747cc), new pistons, camshafts and oil pump.
The Bandini raced in the SCCA H Modified Championship in 1955 and 1957 and the SCCA South-West division championship in 1961 until 1963. They also had many victories in different categories on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bandini produced 75 vehicles and 45 are known to exist today.
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