Cavallino magazine 31

February / March 1986

  • 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 the Ferrari 312 P/B, sn 0896 Guy Mangiamele

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Number Thirty One
4 A Ferrari is a Ferrari is a Ferrari

We have had occasion to discuss the dreaded "grey market" with officials at Ferrari North America over the years, and these discussions usually take the format of a monologue, with us doing the listening and Ferrari N.A. doing the talking, as the most rail on about the unfairness of it all and the inequities of such a subterranean and unauthorised method of importation and sale.

8 Lettere
Additions and Corrections
12 Commento

For those of us who are Ferrari numerologists, the past year has produced a fulsome feats of new and authoritative books containing much new information on Ferrari serial numbers. Inevitably, as more information pours into the system, new questions are raised as old ones are laid to rest. In this way, the detailed history of each Ferrari unfolds all too slowly.

Stan Nowak
14 Ferrari and Pininfarina add some sparkle
Ferrari 3.2 Mondial and 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet

As part of its planned and necessary upgrade to the V-8 production cars, described on behalf of the Berlinetta and Spyder 328s in our last issue, Ferrari has also enriched the four seat V-8 series, giving it the new and more powerful 3.2 litre engine. And, following the set delineation of the models in the Ferrari line up, the cars will continue to be called "Mondial," differentiating the new from the old by calling them "3.2 Mondial" and "3.2 Mondial Cabriolet."

17 3.2 Mondial and Cabriolet Specifications
18 The Ferrari as Art
Ferrari 312 P/B, s/n 0896 - a recent restoration

When dealing with projects that interest him, Jon Masterson is a man of uncommon perseverance. His latest endeavour, 312 P No. 0896, is certainly an exceptional testimonial to the power of a brilliant restoration. In using the word brilliant, I don't mean to describe a restoration that is simply exhaustive, painstaking, and complete, but one that is also lyrical, like a wonderful aria.

Guy Mangiamele
21 312 P"B" Comparison of Specifications
25 Ferrari: Beauty & Detail
A selection of excellent color photographs from the new book

Ferrari 166 MM Touring Superleggera Barchetta Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina Berlinetta Ferrari 340 MM Vignale Spyder Ferrari 375 Plus Pininfarina Cabriolet Speciale Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Spyder Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Everett Anton Singer
34 The 365 GTC/4
At first overlooked, but now a delight - Power, Beauty and Comfort

Although the official debut of the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 1971, some photographs and the general specifications appeared earlier. These first exposures show a completely new body design by Pininfarina. Obviously, it was a Ferrari, but one which shared few design elements with the earlier or contemporary Ferraris, the most obvious relationship being the five pointed star alloy wheels.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini, Rudolf Hunziker, Courtesy of David Robidoux, David Edgerton
38 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Specifications and Factory-issued literature
39 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Serial Numbers
40 Modellismo

Molten bronze flowing from the vast coldness of a foundry in France into the smooth and elliptical shapes of classical automobiles in the basis of the artwork of sculptor and photographer, Emanuel Zurini. Manou, as he is known on the grand prix circuit around the world, is a professional Formula 1 race photographer who began sculpting classic designs in transportation in the late 1970s.

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan   Nenad Bozic
42 John Day die-cast models

Generally speaking, 1/43 scale is the size most chosen by collectors of model cars. The reasons for this are probably that larger scale requires great amounts of space for display, while a smaller scale is difficult to capture the detail desired. Until the mid 1960s, the only 1/43 models available to the collector are the die cast toys offered by firms such as Mercury, Soldio, Dinky, etc.

David Robidoux   Ray Doucet
41 New Ferrari Model Line?
Ferrari Formula

Ferrari and Cartier, now jointly involved in promoting the new Ferrari Formula eyeglasses, somehow found a cache of 50.000 imitation Ferrari eyeglasses and decided to destroy them in memorable style; crush them to dust with a bulldozer.

Ferrari Formula
44 Changing of the Guard

We had a pleasant farewell chat with Claudio Squazzini, the out going General Manager of Ferrari North America, who headed back to Italy at the end of the year to take up a new position at Fiat-Lancia.

Bill Neale
48 Classic Cars, Classic Rumblings

This past fall, there was another version in Modena, Italy of the successful "Ferrari Days" events that had taken place in years previous. The year of 1985 saw the same turn out of great Ferraris, but there were some complaints among the tifosi, one fairly idle but the other one serious enough to have repercussions down through the year.

Keith Bluemel, FR. Mazzi-Saunders Int.
And more Ferrari Books

When last we finished a listing of all the Ferrari books in and out of print, we thought we were done for a while, sine we felt there had to be a limit somewhere on both what to write and who can write it. But we were wrong. In the space of just a few months, more than a dozen new Ferrari books have been issued, some good, some not so, but all interesting in their own way.

52 The Season grinds to a halt
Formule one

With little time to correct the problems now inherent in the 156/85 B cars, Ferrari played out the rest of the season, honouring its commitment to race more than actually believing to race more than actually believing it had a change to win. Chassis, engine and turbocharging testing and experimentation continued on the race cars, all leading, hopefully, to a better season next year.

Heard over the Factory Wall

Look for a parting of the ways between Ferrari and Michele Alboreto (if it hasn't happened already by the time you read this). What seemed to be a marriage made in heaven now appears to have gone sour, even though through the end of the year there have been official denials, and on the surface all have closed ranks and all is outwardly calm ... The reason? Alboreto's disenchantment with the unreliability of the Formule One Ferraris and his public denouncements of same at the South African and Australian Grands Prix.

Alessandro Stefanni
54 Ferrari Grand Prix season 1985 results
56 Avvisi Economici
Have a Ferrari you want to sell ... or Ferrari Parts ... or Ferrari Memorabilia?