Cavallino Magazine issue 13

July / December 1981

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr. Publishing
Dimensions softcover, 56 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 625 F1

David Edgerton


The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

Cavallino is the journal of Ferrari history, covering Ferraris old and new for over 40 years. It's the most reliable, most trusted source of everything Ferrari. Ever since the first issue in 1978 Cavallino presents extensive stories and detailed information from knowledgeable experts and enthusiasts who share the passion for Ferrari. All Ferraris are unique, and each one has its own chassis serial number. This is how the Ferrari world keeps track of all the great cars. Cavallino is the only publication that prints the serial number for every Ferrari mentioned in our stories, articles, and race results.

Cover of Cavallino Magazine issue 13, July / December 1981

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
This is Cavallino 13, a lucky issue for us, I believe, because it begins our third year, and because it incorporates many new things.
As you peruse the issue in had, you'll notice that it's 8 pages longer, something we hope will continue in future issues.
4 Lettere Lettere
6 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
10 Ferrari 625 F1 A 625 F1 Argentina
A History of these early, rare Ferrari Grand prix cars

Michael T. Lynch


The uncertainty caused by the dispute between the FOCA and Watkins Glen led to the 1980 vintage entry being the wordt by far since vintage racing came to Watkins eight years ago. Still, the trip was worthwhile, if only because of Bob Sutherland's Ferrari 625 Argentina.
One of the most agreeable moments for a lover of old race cars is when a fresh restoration first rolls off the trailer at a race track.
18 Ferrari 625 F1 625 serial numbers
Individual histories

Michael T. Lynch


22 Ferrari 625 F1 Competition Record of the Ferrari 625 F1

Jonathan Thompson


25 Ferrari 512 S Berlinetta Speciale
A car whose significance is just now being realized

Paolo Mallepelle

Courtesy of Pininfarina


In a previous issue of Cavallino (number 9) we showed one of the wildest Ferraris ever - the Modulo, a Pininfarina styling exercise on a Ferrari 512 S chassis. Another styling exercise by Pininfarina on the Ferrari 512 S is shown here, and while it is not as exotic as the Modulo, it was certainly unusual for its appearance in the year 1969 at the Turin Auto Show.
29 Ferrari 275 GTS 275 GTS
A continuation of our series on the Great 275

Dyke Ridgley

Phil Bagley


When Ferrari ceased production of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California and the Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet in the fall of 1962, he did not have a ready replacement on stream. Their styling, while beautiful, was beginning to appear dated and no longer was at the forefront of automotive design.
34 Ferrari 275 GTS 275 GTS chassis numbers

Dyke Ridgley


The following listing of serial numbers is a complete list of all Ferrari 275 GTSs produced. Pininfarina also coded the bodies with a separate serial number, which is located on a place attached to the underside of the hood or trunk lid, near the front. This set of numbers runs from #1 to #200 and matches the sequence of the chassis numbers.
35 Ferrari 275 GTS The 275 Engine - part 1
A Detailed Appraisal of the Tipo 213 Engine Cylinder Head Design

Dyke Ridgley

Courtesy of SEFAC Ferrari, Courtesy of Car & Driver


The cylinder head used on the 275 engined, single overhead cam Ferraris was the last classic Colombo head design, even though the larger displacement 330 and 365 single cam engines use a similar head design. The cylinder head was sand cast in silumin, a silicone-aluminium alloy. As is usual for all of Ferrari's sand cast components, the quality and rough finish of the castings were beautiful.
36 Ferrari 275 GTS Ferrari 275 GTS
An Appreciation

Henry Rasmussen


On these two pages are some beautiful photos of a pristine Ferrari 275 GTS taken by Mr. Rasmussen for his latest book, "Ferraris for the Road," published by Classic Motorbooks. The book is part of his famous "The Survivors" series.
40 Off to the Races
Ferrari does surprisingly well at Daytona and heads for Le Mans

Paolo Mallepelle

David Edgerton, Ron Hussey, Tony Ciminera


One of the great traditions to be found in the Ferrari racing world is that of the privateer taking a Ferrari and setting off to challenge one and all in some serious competition. This goes back to the early days of Ferrari after the war when gentlemen and/or professional drivers would purchase a car and take part in the Mille Miglia, or Le Mans, or the Targa Florio.
47 Notizie Notizie
Parties We've Been to ...,
A New Name,
Just What You Need,
Catalogie Raisonne ...,
More Ferrari in Print,
Ferrari, The Class Act,
Mondials On-Line,
An Honored Visitor,
Rumors and More Rumors,
Other Rumors On The U.S. Market,
GTO Dominates Tech Inspection,
Picnic Ferraristi,
Ferrari Sportswear Introduced,
Carrozzeria Italiana,