Cavallino magazine 69

June / July 1992

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 48 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

Cover photograph of the Ferrari 375 MM, s/n 0460 AM Henry Rasmussen

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
David Egerton, Henry Rasmussen
4 Lettere
Some thoughts from your fellow readers on 250 LMs, 250 MMs, 375 MMs, 212 Exports, racing Testarossas, 512 Ss, and rear engined Ferraris
David Wendt, Auto Welt
8 New Insurance Program announced for Ferraris

Insuring the physical damage for high end speciality cars can be extremely costly and even prohibitive for some owners. The high cost for such insurance, as well as the restrictive coverage available, has cause some owners to risk going without insurance or underinsuring their vehicles. In response to this problem, Frank B. Hall & Co. of San Francisco, California, has arranged an Automobile Physical Damage Insurance Program for Ferrari owners that provides both improved coverages and very reasonable premiums.

Greg Ohner   Steve Kastner
12 Result of some recent Auctions

Cos of Kensington Auction - London, England, February 24, 1992 World Vintage Car Auction & Exposition - Tokyo, Japan, March 21/22, 1992 Oldtimer-Auction BEA - Bern, Switzerland, March 28, 1992 Ferraris at the Monteverdi Auction - Binningen, Basel, Switzerland, April 11, 1992

Marcel Massini
Ferraris at the Geneva Motor Show
March 5-12, 1992
Marcel Massini
14 Persevere - Much work ahead
Ferraris carrying the Flag

Dark days ahead, it appears, for our heroes. The season does not progress too well, but then Luca di Montezemolo, the new President of Ferrari, had warned everyone early on that 1992 would be a transitional year, not only with the cars but with the team as well. Many team members have been replaced as Mr. Montezemolo strives to recreate the atmosphere of the mid-1970s, when a cohesive Ferrari team won two World Championships through sheer grit and determination. South African Grand Prix, March 1, 1992 Ferrari F92A has teething problems Mexican Grand Prix, March 22, 1992 A low point is reached Brazilian Grand Prix, April 5, 1992 Things are better, and hopes are raised

Paul Khoo
12 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Chassis numbers
see Cavallino 68
Dyke Ridgley, Hilary Raab, Stan Nowak
18 The Grand Prix Tire
Formula one

The Grand Prix car is such a fine balance between lift and downforce that the average fan may not think that very much is involved. The same is true with tires and fuel, which could be seen a simple items. However, all are incredibly complex and are all tied together. As we shall see, the modern race tire is a vital part of the equation and is, in itself, a very complicated item.

Jerry McDermott   Courtesy of Goodyear
22 A moment in time captured by Louis Klemantaski
Ferraris captured in the best light

This picture deserves both the eye of an historian and that of an art critic. Louis Klementaski has created a scene that could have been painted by a French impressionist. Typical of his body of work, people share the focus with the racing car. Here we see the preparation of the Luigi Chinetti "Heldé" (Pierre-Louis Dreyfus) Ferrari 195 S before the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Michael T. Lynch   Louis Klemantaski
24 The Yellow 375 MM s/n 0460 AM
There are 375s and there are 375s - this one has some tales to tell

A study in rounded shapes and forms, the body of the Ferrari 375 MM spyder was the prototype for many Pinin Farina and Scaglietti body styles to follow, not to mention the designs of many car companies and design studios around the world. Ever notice how the Cobra's shape is so close to this, just to take but one example?

Henry Rasmussen   Henry Rasmussen
26 Ferrari 375 MM Chassis numbers
Hilary Raab, Dyke Ridgley, Jonathan Thompson
29 330 America!
An important model that bridged the gap between two successful production Ferraris

Mystery car no longer, the 330 America has settled comfortably into its own quiet place in the long and steady progression of Ferrari street cars from the early 125s and 166s to the latest 512 TR. Why a mystery car, you may ask? Because for a long time in the late 1960s and through the 1970s, there was some confusion as to what the 330 America actually was.

David Edgerton
30 Ferrari 330 America specifications and serial numbers
Gerald Roush, Hilary Raab
33 The last Gentleman's Racer - the continuing saga of 512 M s/n 1018
part II - how it is today

In early 1991, 512 M s/n 1018 was purchased by European Auto Sales and taken to her sister company European Auto Restoration, in Costa Mesa, California where she received a mild cosmetic restoration and vintage race preparation. After twenty years of limited use, the car required a rebuild or replacement of most of the electrical system, including the starter, the alternator, the ignition box, the battery, and the main electrical power switch, all of which had also seen one track session too many.

Michael Sheehan   Courtesy of European Auto, Bob Dunsmore
36 Calendario
Where to find Ferraris in 1992
37 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
48 Classifieds
Buy, sell, trade, wanted, etc.