Cavallino magazine 211

February 2016 / March 2016

  • 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 Superfast II, s/n 2207 SA Peter Singhof

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our menu for you in this number 211

3 Assistenza
Some helpful information for you

Your dedicated staff sourcing the world for Ferrari news

10 Lettere

Some thoughts and updates from your fellow readers and enthusiasts

Dr. Willis H. Murphey, Paul Russell   Courtesy Dr. Willis Murphey Archives, Graham Gauld, Courtesy REVS Archives, David Wendt
18 Ferrari Finali Mondiali 2015
On scene & caught up in the excitement

No less than 50,000 Ferrari fans gathered on the Mugello track to celebrate their Ferrari passion during the 2015 Finali Mondiali on the first weekend of November. What was unusual about the Finali Mondiali this year, along with all the Challenge races and the Formula One demonstration, where the many new launches of both production and racing Ferraris. Given that, the highlights are always the exhibitions of the Scuderia Ferrari, with its official drivers very much in evidence before an adoring crowd, and with the team there to demonstrate pit stops, and of course, several high-speed laps of the famous Mugello track by the Scuderia drivers, followed by the obligatory donuts on the front straight.

Olivier Bidaud   Ferrari SpA, Olivier Bidaud
Auto da Corsa
28 Petersen Museum Grand Reopening
A huge makeover sets the bar for all future automotive museums

The new Petersen Automotive Museum had its Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, December 5, with 800 avid car enthusiasts and museum supporters hosted in a huge tent for speeches from several of the guiding lights of the makeover, some fun entertainments, a live auction, a raffle for some excellent items, and dinner prepared by the Drago brothers, a local culinary favorite in Los Angeles.

Cavallino Staff, Courtesy Petersen Museum
42 Superfast II
The many charms of the Ferrari 400 Superamerica, s/n 2207

Certainly Ferrari's reputation would not have ascended into this rarified atmosphere that few companies, automotive or otherwise, ever attain without its competition successes. But another major factor that helped Ferrari's revered reputation to this lofty level were the magnificent, special street machines bodied by a handful of unique and highly skilled Italian custom coachbuilders. A perfect example if this white Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodinamico Coupé that debuted in 1960 as Superfast II, wearing chassis number 2207 SA.

Alan Boe   Courtesy The Klemantaski Collection, Peter Singhof
58 Daytona Prime
The interesting birth of the 365 GTB

If the Daytona can be called a milestone in Ferrari history, then this car is the genesis of that landmark. It is the very first prototype of what became the 365 GTB/4, but in fact, it is more accurate to name s/n 10287 the pre-prototype. What became the species of 365 GTB/4 began life as a 275 GTB/4 test mule with most Daytona features, but not all, and therein lies the tale.

Jeroen Booij   Pieter E. Kamp
70 A hard year for Ferrari but the best possible in the end
Formula One Championship

Brazil 11/15 Abu Dhabi 11/29

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
76 Ferrari GT's are proud of a good season
2015 GT Season wind-up
Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
85 A new High for a Rare Ferrari
Rare beyond measure - and the results support that assessment

At the RM Sotheby's Driven by Disruption auction in New York, this 290 MM, s/n 0626, went for $28m. A night to remember, to be sure. It was important because it showed that some of the less visible and less popular Ferraris (compared, that is, to GTOs, TRs and LMs) could still bring astounding prices, albeit in this case a stellar car with bullet-proof history. And rarity - one of only four makes a big difference.

Courtesy Actualfoto Roberto Piccinni, Peter Singhof
86 All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of February 1, 2016

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

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff