Cavallino Magazine issue 17

May / August 1983

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr. Publishing
Dimensions softcover, 48 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover Dino 246

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 17, May / August 1983

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
In this issue, we cover in more detail all we learned on our visit to the Ferrari factory last fall. The first story concerns our meeting with Enzo Ferrari himself, his comments are always interesting. More importantly, it's not often that anyone, us included, gets a chance to meet with him, so anything he says in persion, to us or anyone else, is certainly worth listening to.
4 Lettere Lettere
4 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
10 Grande Vecchio
Our Meeting with Ferrari
In you have some knowledge of the Italian language, you'll know that 'Grande Vecchio' translates strictly to 'The Great Old,' and more colloquially into 'The Great Old Man.'
This indeed is how they refer to Enzo Ferrari in Italy and especially at the factory. It is a term for them of endearment, of homage, of honour accorded to one of the great men of Italy in modern times.
14 Report from Italy
Ferrari Automobiles - Now and the Future

SEFAC Ferrari, Mark Tippetts


On our visit to the Ferrari factory, we were shown the current model line-up which includes the 308s and the Mondial, the 512 and the 400.
Also shown us were some updates like the Arabian cars, and the new 400 interior, and the 208 Turbo.
The main purpose of the trip, of course, was to see the 4-valve head on the V-8 and to test some cars that had this engine.
24 Dino GT - Still a Ferrari
A Concise History of the Dino Series the 206 GT, 246 GT and 246 GTS

Antoine Prunet

Michael Stoklos, LAT, Pininfarina


The idea of a smaller, more affordable gran truism that would allow a new group of enthusiasts to be introduced to the Ferrari experience was entertained around Maranello for a long time. The first physical manifestation of the idea appeared in 1959 after several experimental engines had been produced with this goal in mind.
28 Dino 246 GTS
A Selection of Beautiful Color Photography

Henry Rasmussen


From the book 'Ferraris for the Road'
32 The Dino Series
A Quick Guide
A Chronological Guide to the Dino GT Series - with Changes and Variations Noted.
35 Quattrovalvole
A Look at the Ferrari's Latest Technical Achievement - The Four-Valve Head
The main purpose of our trip to Italy was to get a close look at the new 4-valve head that's now on all the V-8 engines in the 308 and Mondial series of cars. As has been related by us and everyone else, the main drawback of the 308s and especially the heavier Mondials, has been the noticeable lock of power.
36 A Guide to the 308 series V-8
From 1973 to 1983
40 Notizie Notizie
Old Parts Available
New U.S. Head
42 Corse Corse
Plans for 1983
After a traumatic 1982, with one driver lost, another disabled, a third with back trouble, and with cars destroyed, but with several wins and a World Constructor's Championship to their credit. Ferrari looks forward to the 1983 season of Grand Prix racing with mixed feelings of high expectation and reserved caution.
46 Ferrari Grand Prix Victories
A comprehensive guide to all the major victories scored by Ferrari Grand Prix cars since 1948. The list includes not only races run under Formula 1 rules, but also Formula Libre, major non-championship events, and important Trophy races; in other words, all those races where Ferrari's premier Grand prix cars competed. The Formula II races are not included, however, as these are another venue altogether.