Cavallino Magazine issue 15

July / December 1982

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 The 'Ferrari Pinin'

Pininfarina


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 15, July / December 1982

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
Hello, Back again! This issue we begin a celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of the classics of the Ferrari world, certainly, but also one of the classics of the entire sports car world, the Ferrari 250 GTO.
Why does this remarkable machine continue to hold people in thrall, why has it become the 'ne plus ultra' of the driving world, why is it able to effortlessly extract extravagant sums from the wallets of those who want to purchase one?
4 Lettere Lettere
5 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
10 The 'Pinin' - Ferrari's New Saloon

Courtesy of Pininfarina


It now appears certain that the 'Pinin' show car will become the new Ferrari 4-passenger top-of-the-line saloon, replacing the 400 series.
On the following pages we present a firsthand look at the 'Pinin' from the people who conceived and built it: Carrozzeria Pininfarina.
22 A Close Finish
Ferrari Heads for the World Championship - 1967

Simon Moore

Simon Moore


At the end of July 1967, the final event of the season's World Championship of Makes was held at Brands Hatch. Ferrari were one point behind Porsche so a goof result would give the championship to Maranello. The event at Brands Hatch was sponsored by B.O.A.C. (now British Airways) and was to run for six hours, at that time the minimum for a qualifying event for the sports car championship.
26 Michele Conti
Builder of Some of the World's Greatest Ferraris

Jonathan Thompson

Courtesy of Michele Conti


It has been a number of years since a true custom-built Ferrari has been constructed for a client. Carrozzeria is now an industry and despite the excellent quality of the bodywork, every modern Ferrari is a series production machine.
But if you have the money, you can still have a Ferrari hammered out to your personal order. The man who can do it is Michele Conti - of Torino, Italy, of course - and the fact that these Ferraris are in 1/10, 1/11 or 1/12 scale in no way detracts from theirs desirability.
32 Ferrari 250 GTO 3705 GT
A Prime Example of the Famous Ferrari 250 GTO

Alan Boe

Alan Boe


Almost anyone interested in automobiles, and many people who aren't, know that a Ferrari is a high performance, limited production automobile.
But ask the same people what automobile is associated with the letters 'GTO' and most will say Pontiac!
'Tis sad, but true ... but not surprisingly considering that thousands of Pontiac GTOs were turned out by General Motors versus only 39 GTOs by Ferrari.
38 Ferrari 250 GTO 250 GT Competition Berlinetta 1962
"GTO" cutaway

G. Cavara


A look at the insides of the Ferrari 250 GTO. The angle is unusual, and the car seems oddly out of shape, but all the essential components are present. This appears to be 3223 GT, the first GTO produced, because there are several features found on all other GTOs that were not found on 3223 GT, and are not in this cutaway drawing.
42 Connoisseur's Corner A Ferrari as an Investment

Richard H. Rush


The following is a reprint from "The Wall Street Transcript", an investment / advisory newspaper, and it concerts the investment potential of the Ferrari automobile. It was written by someone with some knowledge and enthusiasm for Ferrari but the important thing is that it was written for people who aren't versed in Ferrari lore.
45 Corse The Season Ends
After reporting in the last issues on how well Ferrari was doing in Grand Prix racing (wins at Monaco and Spain) we expressed the fervent hope that his newfound winning streak would continue, and that the team would press ever onward and upward to a season championship.
Well, we spoke too soon, and the season trailed off into a series of frustrations and disappointments.
45 Corse Who Runs Ferrari?
Ferrari, of course; of that there is no doubt.
Even at 84, he is still the Emperor of his Kingdom, and still the padrone, much as Bugatti was.
Even after Fiat became heavily involved in the official Ferrari world and took over day to day operation of the production facilities, Ferrari still had final say.
47 Ferrari 126 C2
Ferrari is ever the pragmatist: if something doesn't work, it's discarded for something new. Concerning engines, this is a day to day affair, as new castings and configurations are tried continually until the right combination is found. As we've mentioned before, Ferrari goes through more engine experiments in six months than Cosworth does in several seasons; and most are never publicized.
48 Notizie Notizie
Ferrari Press Conference
Ferrari In Public
New Translations
New Ferrari 512 BB
Another Personality of Note
Dealers Changes ...
54 Where to find us Where to find us