Cavallino magazine 206

April / May 2015

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 96 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

On the cover the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, s/n 3425 GT Photographed in England at DK Engineering Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our menu for you in this 206

Bianchetti Family Archives, DK Engineering
3 Assistenza

Some helpful information for you

Ferrari SpA, Peter Singhof
6 Lettere

Commentary, useful information and differing opinions from your fellow readers.

Arnaud Blanfuney Archives, Vincent Yernaux, David Brady, Peter SInghof
14 To Preserve or not to Preserve
Matters of Moment - the debate continues

This subject has come to the fore in recent weeks with the discovery of the Baillon family collection in France, which was presented for sale as individual lots at the Arterial Auction at Retromobile, in Paris, on February 6, 2015. With the massive motoring press coverage of both the find, and then the auction itself, most people are aware of the condition in which the cars were discovered.

Keith Bluemel   Vincent Yernaux
Commento
15 In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Robert Manzon - a remembrance
Remembering this who served Ferrari well

Doyen of Grand Prix drivers and of French glory, Robert Manzon sadly left us at the age of 97. Born on April 9, 1917 in Marseille, Manzon entered, after short schooling, and quite naturally, the active life as an apprentice in the family garage. At the end of the war, and without ever been interested in motor racing, he decided to enter the 1946 Coupe des Alpes with his own Simca 8 cabriolet, where he ended the event in first place!

Arnaud Blanfuney   Arnaud Blanfuney Archive
20 One of the First
Giampiero Bianchetti's Ferraris and races

After the Scuderia Ferrari had concluded its cycle of technical-experimental activity with the clear victory obtained during the Gran Premio Internazionale di Torino at the end of 1947, with the 166 Inter driven by Raymond Sommer, it was decided to put a limited number of these cars in production, in order to propose them to a sporting clientele. And Enzo Ferrari was fortunate enough to be able to count on many noble gentleman drivers, who were avid to acquire an innovative but successful car.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Bianchetti Family Archives, Arnaud Blanfuney Archives
Feature
41 The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 24

Cavallino Classic Competition, January 22-23, 2015 La Bella Macchina Jet Reception Lecture Series Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 24 Concorso d'Eleganza, January 24, 2015 Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago, January 25, 2015

Peter Singhof, Jerry Wyszatycki, David Brady, Chris Current
Feature
57 3425 GT
Not your average Short Wheelbase Berlinetta

Every Short Wheelbase is different, but this one had unusual fitments from the start, requested by the first owner. A look at the peculiarities of s/n 3425 GT, after a sympathetic restoration.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Courtesy Marcel Massini, Courtesy DK Engineering
Feature
68 New SF15-T F1 Car continuous testing - hopeful signs
Formula One Championship

The new Ferrari Formula One car, the SF15-T (Scuderia Ferrari - year 2015 - turbocharged) ran well at a recent test session at Barcelona in Spain, with Kimi Raikkonen doing the driving.

Ferrari SpA
Corse
70 Daytona starts the GT season - not so well for Ferrari
Rolex 24 at Daytona, FL (USA), January 24-25, 2015

The Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first round of the 2015 Tudor United Sports Car Championship, attracted a 53 car entry over the four classes. There were 16 cars in the main Prototype class, comprising of 9 Daytona Prototypes. 6 LMP2 specification cars and the DeltaWing DWC13. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class had 10 entries, two each from Corvette, Ferrari and BMW, with a trio of Porsches and a lone Aston Martin completing the numbers.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Denis L. Tanney
Corse
78 The 375 MMs - who's on first
The 2015 Cavallino Classic Seminar

At each Cavallino Classic a Thursday morning seminar is held focusing on a particular model or specific car. Some of us fint it one of the best activities of the week, yet it seems to be an underutilized activity missed by many who arrive later in the day or week. In 2015 the initial focus was on the four 1954 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyders that had their serial numbers changed by Ferrari before they left Italy for delivery to their first owners.

Charles Betz   Chris Current
Commento
80 A very fine SWB California, s/n 4121 GT

The final presentation was about the California Spyder, built from 1957 to 1963. George had written a comprehensive book on the cars many years ago and he brought new information into his report, accompanied by an effective slide show. To make things even better, on display outside was chassis number 4121 GT, now fully restored, to inspect.

George Carrick   Chris Current
Commento
83 All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of April 1, 2015

The GT, Sport and Production Ferrari values, reflecting continued upward momentum and new base price levels

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff
Guida
91 Ferraris continue to hold up at auction

Held on January 15-16, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, the RM Auction achieved $32,8 million in Ferrari sales, with 18 of 21 Ferraris offered finding new homes. Held on January 16-17, 2015 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Gooding & Co. auction achieved $23.7 million in Ferrari sales, with 16 of 17 Ferraris finding a new home. Held on January 14-18, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Russo & Steele auction achieved $350,000 in Ferrari sales with 5 of 9 Ferraris finding new homes. Held on January 15, 2015 at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Bonhams auction achieved $11.5 million in Ferrari sales with only 7 of 14 Ferraris finding new homes. Held on January 10-18, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett-Jackson auction achieved $3.6 million in Ferrari sales with 12 of 12 Ferraris finding new homes. Of all the three auctions - RM, Bonhams and Artcurial at Retromobile - the big news was the $18.5 million paid for the "barn find" 250 GT SWB California, s/n 2935 GT.

Jarrett Rothmeier, Cavallino Staff
Mercato