Cavallino magazine 26

March / April 1985

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: Stanley Nowak
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 52 pages

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

Cover photograph of the Ferrari 250 GTF Cabriolet, s/n 2341 GT Tony Scodwell

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Commento
This Issue ... Restorations ... And Replicas ...
4 Lettere
5 Additions and Corrections
10 412
The Ferrari 400 series is restyled, but could this be the last Ferrari V-12?

Through the kind efforts of Ferrari North America and Ferrari Italy, we can give you a first glimpse of the new Ferrari 412, as it has appeared at the Geneva Auto Show, in early March.

11 SWB - part two
The Competition History of Short Wheelbase 2689 GT

The 1961 Le Mans GT winning Ferrari 250 GT, chassis 2689 GT was one of five light weight 1961 SWB berlinettas to run in that race and further, one of twenty-two specially built SEFAC hot rods with special engines designed for high power output above the 4500 rpm range.

Robert T. Devlin   M.L. Rosenthal, John R. Upton, Van Bever
16 "The Car is Perfect"
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione, s/n 2689 GT

Climbing out of his former 1961 SWB, Pierre Noblet was full of praise for the restoration and condition of the berlinetta. He had been away from racing for twenty years, having begun competition driving at age 35 in the Ferrari 250 MM Coupe and phasing out of racing in the years 1964-66.

Pierre Noblet   Robert T. Devlin
17 SWB - part Three
The Resurrection and Restoration of Short Wheelbase 2689 GT

The present owner of chassis 2689 GT, John Upton, represents the antithesis of the over anxious American who at the snap of his fingers and ready cash, demands a restoration be completed of his worthy vehicle. Upton commenced back in 1975, resulting in a min year immersion in his restoration project. First came reading all the information he could obtain on the SWB berlinetta series.

Robert T. Devlin   John R. Upton, Robert T. Devlin
22 Testarossa
More on the Mechanical Side of the New Ferrari Testarossa

Now launched, the Ferrari flagship has weathered the first stormy waves of acceptance and is now taking its proper place at the head of the Ferrari fleet. Its size, power and aggressiveness have overcome some of the initial sniping about its looks, with even its most fearsome detractors mumbling that it's not so bad after all.

Giorgio Bellia, Ferrari
28 Contact!
Cavallino Raod Tests the New Ferrari GTO, and yes, it's everything they say it is

In the course of running a Ferrari dealership some very special opportunities do arise. A few Fridays ago your Editor boarded the Concorde for London with one of his more famous customers. The plot was to see an old Ferrari in London (we passed) and fly on to Milan to see a 1960s racing car. A place an hour and a half drive from Milan was the highlight of the trip. My famous customer took delivery of a brand new GTO!

Stanley Nowak
30 Cabriolet
On the Preservation of the Marque ... Or, How Two Musicians Survived Their First Ferrari

Without a great deal of effort on our part, a slightly flawed Ferrari 250 GTF Cabriolet presented itself for sale to us. And, true to form, as these stories sometimes go, the car had been manhandled (I;m being kind), was formerly owned by the family of Jack Ickx (sure), and had been rebuilt at the factory (of course). Why the car carried Roma tags never quite seemed to be explained to our satisfaction, but what the heck, it was the genuine article.

Tony Scodwell   Tony Scodwell, Courtesy Richard F. Merritt
42 Interview With Claudio Sguazzini
Ferrari N.A. Interview

We had another nice long chat recently with Claudio Sguazzini, the General Manager of Ferrari North America to see how it goes in the official Ferrari world. As we've related in previous issues, Mr. Sguazzini is particularly qualified to speak with authority on Ferrari's behalf.

44 Ferrari in Picolo

We study history to appreciate, learn and apply it to the future. What better vehicle (excuse the pun) by which to enjoy the rich heritage and history of Ferraris than through Ferrari miniatures or models. These small replicas are analogous to a history primer. Each one can produce memories of times, people, places and dreams.

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan   Ray Doucet
47 New Car makes Debut
1985 Ferrari 156/85 Formula one

At his press conference of Saturday, February 16th, Enzo Ferrari presented his brilliant new campaigner for the 1985 Grand Prix wars, the Ferrari 156/85. It has been given that code name because it is 1.5 litre capacity and it has six cylinders, and the "85" has been added to differentiate it from the Ferrari 156 G.P. car of 1961 of 1963.