Cavallino magazine 20

March / April 1984

  • 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

Cover photograph of a Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet Courtesy Ferrari

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 This Issue

In this issue, we dip our toe, ever so slightly and a bit reluctantly, into that swirling, turbulent mass of facts, opinions, and contradictions known as "Ferrari serial numbers." We have avoided doing so in the past for two very good reasons. One is that the while area is a veritable mine field ...

4 Lettere
Additions and Corrections
8 Mondial Cabriolet
Ferrari's First Convertible in 14 Years And on Looks Alone, It's a Success

The mondial Cabriolet is here, and if you want to see one in the flesh, you'd better hand around your local dealer until one comes in. They're in short supply, and when they do come in, the dealer does his prep, everyone takes a few pictures, and off it goes to its new owner. Ferrari North America says the 1984 year's production is sold out, which means the dealers have contracted for every one they can get.

10 Ferrari Days
Or , 3500 Miles across Europe in a 17-Year-Old Car bought over the Phone

The July issue of the Ferrari Owners Club Bulletin contained an announcement of what would be potentially the most spectacular event yet - "Ferrari Days". Organised by the Automobile Club of Italy (ACI), the event was being held in Modena and, in addition to various dinners, balls and luncheons, would include two moving events, a factory visit and a luncheon speech by Mr. Ferrari.

John F. Kelly   John F. Kelly
16 The 375 Plus, s/n 0398 AM
The "Plus" means Extra Power, and this Grand old Giant had it in Abundance

If there ever was a car that so thoroughly embodied Enzo Ferrari's early design theories that said "power is all - everything else is secondary," it was the model known as the Ferrari 375 Plus. It appeared as a factory race car in 1954 and its purpose was to simply overwhelm the opposition through the use of simple brute force.

David Egerton, Gunther Molter
30 Ferrari - 1983 World Champion Constructor

For the second year in succession the Ferrari factory have won the Formula One Constructor's Championship, though once again neither of their drivers won the Driver's World Championship ... This year Arnoux and Tambay drove all the races for Ferrari and between them won the Constructor's Championship, yet Piquet was champion in a Brabham-BMW.

Denis Jenkinson
40 Spy Pictures
Ferrari 308 "GTO" and the new Boxer reportedly called "512 TR"
Alesandro Stefanini, Doug Freedman
41 Ferrari Tributes ...

Dallas Grand Prix Monterey Historic Races

46 Corse

Ferrari has accepted outside, non-automotive sponsorship on the Grand Prix cars for the first time since (if memory serves us right) "Fernet Branca" showed up on a 166 Formula Libre single seat Ferrari for one race in Bueunos Aires in 1949.