Cavallino Magazine issue 169

February / March 2009

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 88 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet, s/n 0813 GT, photographed at the 2008 Cavallino Classic

Michael Gregg


The Journal of Ferrari History

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 169, February / March 2009

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
What we have for you in this number 169

Henk Derksen


3 Attenzione Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
4 Corse FIA GT finishes up in Argentina
FIA GT Series / American Le Mans Series

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


FIA GT - Argentina - November 23
4 Corse Ferraris campaign in the French GT Championship
FFSA - French GT

Arnaud Blanfuney

Jean-Bernard Heros, Arnaud Blanfuney


Nogaro - April 23-24
Ledenon - April 26-27
Dijon - May 10-11
Val de Vienne - June 28-29
Spa Francorchamps - July 19-20
Albi - September 6-7
Magna-Cours - October 11-12
8 Corse European Historics don't disappoint
Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge 2008

Hugo Garritsen

Hugo Garritsen


Round 1: Mugello - April 5-6
Round 2: Paul Ricard - May 31-June 1
Round 3: Hungaroring - August 30-31
Round 4: Nurburgring - October 4-5
Round 5: Mugello - November 8-9
16 Notizie A special series Scuderia Spider 16M is unveiled at the World Finals at Mugello
Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

Ferrari SpA


At the Ferrari World Finals at Mugello in November, 2008, Ferrari decided to unveil a new model ahead of schedule, the Scuderia Spider 16M. This is the latests in marketing tactic that Ferrari has used many times before - take an existing model and modify it enough so that it becomes and entirely new model in its own right. This is not simply a case of extending the production run of the basic model but rather a case of taking something established and seeing what you can do with it, in terms of styling, performance or intended us.
19 Calendario Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2009
20 Notizie The "25 anni degli Amici della Ferrari Club Nederland"
Ferrari Club Nederland celebrates 25 years - September 27, 2008

Helmut Schnug

Henk Derksen, P.V. Nguyen


The Ferrari Club Nederland (FCN) was founded in 1983 by Hans Hugenholtz, Nico Koel and Steven Sandberg with the objective of bringing Ferrari owners and enthusiasts together. To this day, sharing the passion for their favorite marque is the key, and they do this, among other things, by organising a variety of attractive events. The Ferrari Club Nederland now has around 900 members in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
30 Lettere Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions from your fellow readers

The Klemantaski Collection, Brian K. Joscelyne


32 Feature The 365 GT 2+2 - a Graceful Giant
Ferrari 1970 365 GT 2+2 chassis s/n 13159

Cavallino Staff, Keith Bluemel

David Gooley


Long overlooked and certainly neglected for much of its life, the 365 GT 2+2 has been enjoying a resurgence of sorts, not just in terms of price stability, which is in line with the general overall price stability of nearly all other older Ferrari models, but slo in terms of its inherent qualities as a real Ferrari of the old school. At its introduction in 1967 at the Paris Salon, it was seen as just the next model in Ferrari's 2+2 line of street cars, which really started with the emergence of the 250 GTE 2+2 in 1960.
39 Feature The History of the First Ferrari Automatic
On January 30, 1969, Luigi Chinetti commissioned Ferrari to build six 365 GT 2+2s with automatic transmission

Pietro Castiglioni

Courtesy Pietro Castiglioni


Nowadays, Ferraris equipped with automatic transmission are quite common and, for the past several years, even their Formula One cars have featured electronic gearboxes. But when did it all begin? The day was January 30, 1969. It was on that day that Luigi Chinetti realized the demand for an automatic Ferrari and commissioned the Ferrari Factory for six 365 GT 2+2 equipped with automatic transmissions.
44 Feature Cabriolet
The Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina series 1 Cabriolet, s/n 0813 GT

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini

Dom Miliano


Chassis s/n 0813 GT took the prestigious Best of Show GT Car Award at the 17th Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in January of 2008 against strong competition, and we now bring you a gallery of specially commissioned images of this supremely elegant 250 GT Cabriolet. It is a truly classic design from Pinin Farina, and in the writer's humble opinion one of the most beautiful cabriolet bodies ever to grace a Ferrari chassis.
54 Feature Ferrari 60 Years: 1948-2008
68 models over 60 years tell the story of Ferrari in Formula One

Paolo d'Alessio, Pietro Castiglioni

Paolo d'Alessio


To say Ferrari and to say Formula One is to say almost the same thing. This is because Ferrari is the only Scuderia in the world that has taken part in all the World Championship races, from 1950 until today; and also because Ferrari has won more races and more Constructors' titles than any other racing team.
The more than sixty eight technical masterpieces that we will describe over the next pages will summarize their characteristics and achievements.
74 Guida A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of January 1, 2009... from a survey of selected dealers
A list of all the Ferraris, with dates, s/n ranges, current values, and some comments from your staff.
81 Galleria Galleria
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