Cavallino magazine 9

January / February 1980

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: Stanley Nowak
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 48 pages

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

On the cover Ferrari 275 GTB David Edgerton

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Commento
What Next?

Many of you write to us and let us know what you think about Cavallino. Nearly all of the letters are congratulatory for which we thank you, and what complaints we do get are usually from people who haven't seen their favorite Ferraris covered yet in the magazine.

Eric Gustavson
4 Lettere
8 The Carrera Panamericana - Part 1
A Survey of the Great Mexican Road Race

The latin spirit is world wide and in 1950 a group of Mexican aficionados organized a road race of, shall I say, insane proportions: It began at the Guatemalan border at the southern end of Mexico and wound its way north through Mexico City and on to the city of Juarez at the Texas border, a total of 2.124 kilometers! Considering the condition of the roads, the mountainous terrain and the distance (more than twice the Mille Miglia) it was on automotive racing challenge unparalleled in history.

Stan Nowak   Courtesy Andres Baptista
16 Two plus Two - Part I: Fun for Four
A Survey of the More Recent 2+2 Models from Ferrari

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Ferrari 365 California Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 2+2 Ferrari 400 Automatic / 400i

Kurt Miska   Pininfarina, Parenti, Image Public Relations
22 Ferrari Mondial 8 Preview - The New Two plus Two
The Great 2+2 Gran Truism Tradition Lives On

The long-rumored new Ferrari has been announced and it's definitely not the long-expected "408". And while it's based on the reset 308 series of cars, it doesn;t even share the older nomenclature; it's being called the "Mondial 8". Many of you will remember that the original Ferrari "Mondial" was a 4-cylinder sports car built in limited numbers in the years 1953-54, and raced with respectable success both in Europe and the U.S.

Ferrari S.p.A.
24 Ferrari 275 GTB
One of the True Sports Cars of the 1960s

For Ferrari, the 275 GTB was both the end and the beginning. It was the last of the single overhead cam berlinettas and the first street Ferrari to use independent rear suspension. It was the last berlinetta to be built, in some quantity,with all-alloy bodywork, and was the first grand touring Ferrari to use a transaxle. The GTB was the last of the early series of largely hand-built Scaglietti bodies, where the fit and shape of the individual body components could vary from car to car, compared to the Pininfarina type of conformity in the Scaglietti-built berlinettas that followed.

Dyke W. Ridgely   David Edgerton
30 Alfetta - An Enzo Ferrari Project

It is not really necessary to remind the motor racing fraternity, and especially those historically minded, of the almost total dominance of Grand Prix racing by the two German state supported marques of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union during the greater part or the thirties. Whatever one may think of state sponsorship for motor racing it did no one good thing for Grand Prix car design during the period governed by the 750 kg formula.

Godfrey Eaton   Franco Zagari, Cavari
38 Modulo - The Wildest Ferrari
Ten years on, the Modulo still remains a stunner ...

Recently, in Moscow, Pininfarina Carrozzeria - the main supplier of bodywork for many years to Ferrari SpA - sponsored a display of coachwork they have designed and built, from prototypes to production cars, as part of the year-long observance of their 50th year of operation. Undoubtedly the most mind-boggling of the prototypes was the Modulo, a car which is now then years old, having made its debut at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1970. It is, today, nonetheless, still totally futuristic in concept.

Wallace A. Wyss   Pininfarina
46 Fuel Injection For 1980 Ferraris

The 1980 Ferraris for the U.S. market will arrive in mid-May with Bosch K-jetronic Fuel Injection. The 1980 models will be the 308 GTSi and the 308 GTBi - the "i" indicating the new fuel injection system. The 308 GT4 2+2 will end with the 1979 model and will be replaced in 1981 with the new Mondial 8 4-seater. The new cars will be offered at an increased price.