Cavallino magazine 15

July / December 1982

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: Stanley Nowak
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 56 pages

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

On the cover the 'Ferrari Pinin' Courtesy of Pininfarina Pininfarina

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Commento

Hello, Back again! This issue we begin a celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of the classics of the Ferrari world, certainly, but also one of the classics of the entire sports car world, the Ferrari 250 GTO. Why does this remarkable machine continue to hold people in thrall, why has it become the 'ne plus ultra' of the driving world, why is it able to effortlessly extract extravagant sums from the wallets of those who want to purchase one?

4 Lettere
5 Additions and Corrections
10 The 'Pinin' - Ferrari's New Saloon

It now appears certain that the 'Pinin' show car will become the new Ferrari 4-passenger top-of-the-line saloon, replacing the 400 series. On the following pages we present a firsthand look at the 'Pinin' from the people who conceived and built it: Carrozzeria Pininfarina.

Courtesy of Pininfarina
22 A Close Finish
Ferrari Heads for the World Championship - 1967

At the end of July 1967, the final event of the season's World Championship of Makes was held at Brands Hatch. Ferrari were one point behind Porsche so a goof result would give the championship to Maranello. The event at Brands Hatch was sponsored by B.O.A.C. (now British Airways) and was to run for six hours, at that time the minimum for a qualifying event for the sports car championship.

Simon Moore   Simon Moore
26 Michele Conti
Builder of Some of the World's Greatest Ferraris

It has been a number of years since a true custom-built Ferrari has been constructed for a client. Carrozzeria is now an industry and despite the excellent quality of the bodywork, every modern Ferrari is a series production machine. But if you have the money, you can still have a Ferrari hammered out to your personal order. The man who can do it is Michele Conti - of Torino, Italy, of course - and the fact that these Ferraris are in 1/10, 1/11 or 1/12 scale in no way detracts from theirs desirability.

Jonathan Thompson   Courtesy of Michele Conti
32 3705 GT
A Prime Example of the Famous Ferrari 250 GTO

Almost anyone interested in automobiles, and many people who aren't, know that a Ferrari is a high performance, limited production automobile. But ask the same people what automobile is associated with the letters 'GTO' and most will say Pontiac! 'Tis sad, but true ... but not surprisingly considering that thousands of Pontiac GTOs were turned out by General Motors versus only 39 GTOs by Ferrari.

Alan Boe   Alan Boe
Ferrari 250 GTO
38 250 GT Competition Berlinetta 1962
"GTO" cutaway

A look at the insides of the Ferrari 250 GTO. The angle is unusual, and the car seems oddly out of shape, but all the essential components are present. This appears to be 3223 GT, the first GTO produced, because there are several features found on all other GTOs that were not found on 3223 GT, and are not in this cutaway drawing.

G. Cavara
Ferrari 250 GTO
42 A Ferrari as an Investment

The following is a reprint from "The Wall Street Transcript", an investment / advisory newspaper, and it concerts the investment potential of the Ferrari automobile. It was written by someone with some knowledge and enthusiasm for Ferrari but the important thing is that it was written for people who aren't versed in Ferrari lore.

Richard H. Rush
Connoisseur's Corner
45 The Season Ends

After reporting in the last issues on how well Ferrari was doing in Grand Prix racing (wins at Monaco and Spain) we expressed the fervent hope that his newfound winning streak would continue, and that the team would press ever onward and upward to a season championship. Well, we spoke too soon, and the season trailed off into a series of frustrations and disappointments.

Who Runs Ferrari?

Ferrari, of course; of that there is no doubt. Even at 84, he is still the Emperor of his Kingdom, and still the padrone, much as Bugatti was. Even after Fiat became heavily involved in the official Ferrari world and took over day to day operation of the production facilities, Ferrari still had final say.

47 Ferrari 126 C2

Ferrari is ever the pragmatist: if something doesn't work, it's discarded for something new. Concerning engines, this is a day to day affair, as new castings and configurations are tried continually until the right combination is found. As we've mentioned before, Ferrari goes through more engine experiments in six months than Cosworth does in several seasons; and most are never publicized.

48 Notizie

Ferrari Press Conference Ferrari In Public New Translations New Ferrari 512 BB Another Personality of Note Dealers Changes ...

54 Where to find us