Cavallino Magazine issue 20

March / April 1984

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 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet

Courtesy of Ferrari SpA

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 20, March / April 1984

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento This Issue
In this issue, we dip our toe, ever so slightly and a bit reluctantly, into that swirling, turbulent mass of facts, opinions, and contradictions known as "Ferrari serial numbers."
We have avoided doing so in the past for two very good reasons. One is that the while area is a veritable mine field ...
4 Lettere Lettere
4 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
8 Mondial Cabriolet
Ferrari's First Convertible in 14 Years And on Looks Alone, It's a Success


The mondial Cabriolet is here, and if you want to see one in the flesh, you'd better hand around your local dealer until one comes in.
They're in short supply, and when they do come in, the dealer does his prep, everyone takes a few pictures, and off it goes to its new owner.
Ferrari North America says the 1984 year's production is sold out, which means the dealers have contracted for every one they can get.
10 Ferrari Days
Or , 3500 Miles across Europe in a 17-Year-Old Car bought over the Phone

John F. Kelly

John F. Kelly

The July issue of the Ferrari Owners Club Bulletin contained an announcement of what would be potentially the most spectacular event yet - "Ferrari Days". Organised by the Automobile Club of Italy (ACI), the event was being held in Modena and, in addition to various dinners, balls and luncheons, would include two moving events, a factory visit and a luncheon speech by Mr. Ferrari.
16 The 375 Plus, s/n 0398 AM
The "Plus" means Extra Power, and this Grand old Giant had it in Abundance

David Egerton, Gunther Molter

If there ever was a car that so thoroughly embodied Enzo Ferrari's early design theories that said "power is all - everything else is secondary," it was the model known as the Ferrari 375 Plus.
It appeared as a factory race car in 1954 and its purpose was to simply overwhelm the opposition through the use of simple brute force.
30 Ferrari - 1983 World Champion Constructor

Denis Jenkinson

For the second year in succession the Ferrari factory have won the Formula One Constructor's Championship, though once again neither of their drivers won the Driver's World Championship ...
This year Arnoux and Tambay drove all the races for Ferrari and between them won the Constructor's Championship, yet Piquet was champion in a Brabham-BMW.
40 Notizie Spy Pictures
Ferrari 308 "GTO" and the new Boxer reportedly called "512 TR"

Alesandro Stefanini, Doug Freedman

41 Notizie Ferrari Tributes ...
Dallas Grand Prix
Monterey Historic Races
46 Corse Corse
Ferrari has accepted outside, non-automotive sponsorship on the Grand Prix cars for the first time since (if memory serves us right) "Fernet Branca" showed up on a 166 Formula Libre single seat Ferrari for one race in Bueunos Aires in 1949.