Cavallino magazine 16

January / April 1983

  • 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


Cover photograph of a Ferrari 250 GTO "64, s/n 4399 GT Conrad Winter

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Some Thoughts on Ferrari and Italy ...

We spent three excellent days recently at the Ferrari factory, at Ferrari's invitation. The purpose was to show us what they were doing, what was planned down the road, and to answer any questions we might have. They have just introduced the 4-valve head for the V-8 engine, and that was the main purpose of the trip: to see how it's made, and to test some 4-valve cars at the Fiorano test track.

Commento
4 Lettere
Additions and Corrections
8 Lusso
A Look at the History of the Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta

Ferrari touring cars are probably classic examples of how racing improves the breed. It would not be an overstatement to say that every touring Ferrari incorporates a great deal of what the astute men of Maranello have learned on the racing circuits of the world. The Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso is no exception.

Kurt H. Miska   Peter C. Coltrin, Pininfarina, Richard Merritt, Ferrari
20 The "64 GTO - The Rare One
A Special Look at the Rarest of the GTOs

In our last issue, we did a special piece on the Ferrari 250 GTO, since 1982 was the 20th anniversary of this extraordinary model. As noted there, the car was extremely successful in both 1962 and 1963 in racing, and on these results alone, the car would be long remembered. But, by a quirk of fate and racing politics, the GTO got a further year in which to live, and the cars that were produced by the factory for this special year of 1964 have become the rarest GTOs of all.

Paolo Mallepelle   Conrad Winter
26 Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 4399 and the Rebodies

Since the new bodywork was promised to be "the thing to have" at the start of the 1964 season, four of the 1962-63 GTOs were brought back to Scaglietti to be re-skinned in the new design. These were 3413 GT, 4091 GT, 4399 GT, and 4675 GT, and since the work was done at the right point in time, at Scaglietti's, and under Ferrari's direction, they are considered legitimate.

Paolo Mallepelle   Alexis Callier
30 What To Buy - A Guide
The Editor Comments of What to Look For, and Why
Stan Nowak
38 Gilles Villeneuve - In Memorium

Sadly, we must report the death of Ferrari Grand Prix driver, Gilles Villeneuve, who died this year at a qualifying session at Zolder before the Belgian Grand Prix in May. The pertinent fact are that he was in his last qualifying run, and had to put in an extremely fast lap time to qualify well up. He came up upon Jochen Mass in a March that was travelling at a much slower speed; Villeneuve made the instant decision to pass on the right just as Mass decided to move to the right to wave Villeneuve by on the left.

42 Ferrari Press Conference - 1982

Enzo Ferrari held his annual conference before the press in September this year, and it was truly an unusual and somewhat morose affair, what with the tragedies befalling the racing team. However, he was hale and hearty throughout, his forthright words of explanation, regret, challenge, and outrage over different matters clearly belying his age of 84 years.

Notizie
Peter Coltrin
In memoriam

Our very good friend and longtime Cavallino contributor, Peter Colton, died this past year after a long illness. Born in the U.S. and an American citizen, he nevertheless lived most of his adult years in his second home in Italy, photographing and taking notes on all the racing activities there, in Italy in general and Modena in particular.

43 Chinetti Tribute

The name of Luigi Chinetti is known to Ferrari people mainly because he imported Ferraris into the U.S. for over two decades, before his retirement two years ago. He is also known as the founder and driving force of NART, the North American Racing Team, which still races at Le Mans each year. There was very little that happened concerning Ferraris, and Ferrari racing, in the U.S. that Chinese was not part of.

Road & Track
Notizie
44 New Model Shop

In another part of this issue, we review a new, quite extraordinary book by Peter Groh, and here we want to mention another project of Groh's, that of a new shop in California devoted to automobile books and models.

Notizie
43 Convertible 308

Shown this past year at the Chicago Auto Show was a "real" convertible 308, coded by its creators as a 408 GTRi. The creators are AMG of Germany, who are primarily noted for their work on Mercedes.

Randy Leffinwell
Notizie
44 Editor Moves On

Stan Nowak, our editor and all-around Ferrari expert and historian, has moved his office from Grand Prix SSR to a new Ferrari dealership in Danbury, Connecticut. Bob Sharp Motors has been awarded a Ferrari dealer franchise, and Bob has asked Stan to head the operation.

Notizie
Ron Tonkin Grand Turismo

Good friend Ron Tonkin has been the Ferrari dealer in Portland, Oregon, for over 16 years and his name is tied in with any Ferrari happening in the Northwest U.S. Last yea he took a bold step and built himself a new showroom for his new and pre-owned Ferrari.

46 GTO Meet

Two years ago, the Ferrari Club of France hosted an event that was held in honour of the Ferrari 250 SWB, it being twenty years old in 1980. Last year, they toasted Phil Hill on the 20th anniversary of his World Drivers Championship crowning. And this past year, in 1982, they continued the "theme" event idea by celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO.

Alexis Callier
Notizie
48 24 Heures du Mans

Le Mans, France - The Grand Old Name of Ferrari was well represented at the extreme front of the starting field of the 50th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Luigi Chinetti, a three-time Le Mans winner - was the honorary starter who rendered the French equivalent of "Gentlemen, start your engines!" at 4 pm, Saturday, June 19th.

Hal Crocker
Corse
52 The 1982 Season ... Much Rejoicing, Much Sorrow
Formula 1

As only seems to happen to Ferrari, there are very few years that are all good or all bad. Usually, there is some form of grief that balances off the triumphs, all in one year. And this year seems to have been more traumatic like this than most.

Corse
55 Ferrari Berlinetta, Object of Art
by Groh, Mussig, and Winter

In this issue, we have some excellent color photos taken from a new book from Germany. Oh, only is all car books, and especially ones on exotic cars, could be done in this fashion! This new book (and the first in a series, no less!) is overwhelming in all aspects, not only in its concept and design, but also in its printing, paper and binding.