OSI Ford 20 M TS
1967 to 1968
Gasoline 2.0-2.3 litres (66-79 kW)
The OSI Ford 20 M TS is a coupe of the Italian car manufacturer Officine Stampaggi Industriali (OSI) in the 1960s.
Sergio Sartorelli, who also designed the VW Karmann Ghia Type 34, was responsible for the design in 1965. The vehicle was technically based on the Ford 20M and was manufactured between 1967 and 1968.In a few months of work, OSI presented the definitive prototype, with a typically Italian livery designed by Sergio Sartorelli , which was immediately approved by Ford executives and exhibited at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show.
It is a four-seater coupe whose performance, despite its aggressive line, does not differ particularly from that of the model from which it descends, above all for the quality of road holding, affected by an unusually large wheelbase for a sports car. Given the success, at the Turin Motor Show in November 1967, an elegant cabriolet version accompanied the "Ford-Osi Coupé" on the Ford stand and this too attracted a favourable consensus among visitors and the specialized press.
There were 870 cars with two-litre V6 engine Front 4-stroke engine 6 cylinders Vee-slanted at 60° with engine capacity 121.92 cu in, 1,998 cu cm and 9 compression ratios, with max power (SAE) 101 hp at 5,300 rpm and max engine rpm 5,400, 50.6 hp/l specific power. These engines cast iron cylinder block and head 4 crankshaft bearings,1 Solex 32 DDIST downdraught twin barrel carburettor with cooling system by water and driving the rear wheels, via 4-speed fully synchronized mechanical gearbox and central gear lever.
chassis was integral type and independent front suspension, rigid axle on rear suspension, telescopic dampers, recirculating ball steering gear
front disc brakes, rear drum, with servo. Also 409 made with 2.3-liter V6.
1967 appeared at the Paris Salon a convertible version of the OSI Ford, which remained a single piece later went bankrupt in 1968 which ended the production. Financially weakened by the huge costs incurred for the concept cars built in previous years, at the end of 1968 the OSI decided to close the automotive sector and continue exclusively in the field of industrial moulds. The production of the "Ford-OSI Coupé" stopped, therefore, in the same year after 2 200 units built and the cabriolet version remained a one-off.
OSI Ford 20 M TS Technical details and specifications (1967-1968)
Engine position: front longitudinal
Overall dimensions (length × width × height in mm): 4670 × 1808 × 1340
Minimum turning diameter:
Wheelbase: 2705 mm
Track: front 1475 - rear 1439 mm
Minimum ground clearance:
Total seats: 2 + 2
Luggage compartment: 350 litres
Tank: 60 lt
empty: 1,160 kg
Engine type: 6-cylinder V Otto cycle, short stroke
Displacement: (Bore x stroke = 90 x 60.14 mm), total 2,293 cm³
Distribution: 2 valves with rods and rockers and central camshaft
Fuel system: Solex double body inverted carburettor
Power: 126 hp SAE at 5,600 rpm / Torque: 19.1 mkg SAE at 3,500 rpm
Clutch: dry single plate
Gearbox: 4 synchronized ratios + RM
Self-supporting metal body
front: with independent wheels, vertical guide tubes, transverse arms, coil springs, telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers / rear: with rigid axle, semi-elliptical leaf springs, stabilizer bar, telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
front: disc / rear: drum, with hydraulic control, vacuum brake booster. Handbrake on the rear with mechanical control
185SR x 13 "
Speed: 180 km / h
Acceleration: 33.6 sec. on the km from standstill
at 90 km / h: 8.3 - at 120 km / h: 10.4 l / 100 km