Cavallino Magazine issue 206

April / May 2015

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 96 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 250 GT SWB, s/n 3425 GT, photographed in England at DK Engineering

Keith G. Bluemel


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 206, April / May 2015

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco

Bianchetti Family Archives, DK Engineering


Our menu for you in this 206
3 Assistenza Assistenza

Ferrari SpA, Peter Singhof


Some helpful information for you
6 Lettere Lettere

Arnaud Blanfuney Archives, Vincent Yernaux, David Brady, Peter SInghof


Commentary, useful information and differing opinions from your fellow readers.
14 Commento To Preserve or not to Preserve
Matters of Moment - the debate continues

Keith Bluemel

Vincent Yernaux


This subject has come to the fore in recent weeks with the discovery of the Baillon family collection in France, which was presented for sale as individual lots at the Arterial Auction at Retromobile, in Paris, on February 6, 2015. With the massive motoring press coverage of both the find, and then the auction itself, most people are aware of the condition in which the cars were discovered.
15 In Memoriam In Memoriam
15 In Memoriam Robert Manzon - a remembrance
Remembering this who served Ferrari well

Arnaud Blanfuney

Arnaud Blanfuney Archive


Doyen of Grand Prix drivers and of French glory, Robert Manzon sadly left us at the age of 97. Born on April 9, 1917 in Marseille, Manzon entered, after short schooling, and quite naturally, the active life as an apprentice in the family garage. At the end of the war, and without ever been interested in motor racing, he decided to enter the 1946 Coupe des Alpes with his own Simca 8 cabriolet, where he ended the event in first place!
20 Feature One of the First
Giampiero Bianchetti's Ferraris and races

Arnaud Blanfuney

Bianchetti Family Archives, Arnaud Blanfuney Archives


After the Scuderia Ferrari had concluded its cycle of technical-experimental activity with the clear victory obtained during the Gran Premio Internazionale di Torino at the end of 1947, with the 166 Inter driven by Raymond Sommer, it was decided to put a limited number of these cars in production, in order to propose them to a sporting clientele. And Enzo Ferrari was fortunate enough to be able to count on many noble gentleman drivers, who were avid to acquire an innovative but successful car.
41 Feature The Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 24

Peter Singhof, Jerry Wyszatycki, David Brady, Chris Current


Cavallino Classic Competition, January 22-23, 2015
La Bella Macchina Jet Reception
Lecture Series
Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 24 Concorso d'Eleganza, January 24, 2015
Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago, January 25, 2015
57 Feature 3425 GT
Not your average Short Wheelbase Berlinetta

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel, Courtesy Marcel Massini, Courtesy DK Engineering


Every Short Wheelbase is different, but this one had unusual fitments from the start, requested by the first owner. A look at the peculiarities of s/n 3425 GT, after a sympathetic restoration.
68 Corse New SF15-T F1 Car continuous testing - hopeful signs
Formula One Championship

Ferrari SpA


The new Ferrari Formula One car, the SF15-T (Scuderia Ferrari - year 2015 - turbocharged) ran well at a recent test session at Barcelona in Spain, with Kimi Raikkonen doing the driving.
70 Corse Daytona starts the GT season - not so well for Ferrari
Rolex 24 at Daytona, FL (USA), January 24-25, 2015

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel, Denis L. Tanney


The Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first round of the 2015 Tudor United Sports Car Championship, attracted a 53 car entry over the four classes. There were 16 cars in the main Prototype class, comprising of 9 Daytona Prototypes. 6 LMP2 specification cars and the DeltaWing DWC13. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class had 10 entries, two each from Corvette, Ferrari and BMW, with a trio of Porsches and a lone Aston Martin completing the numbers.
78 Commento The 375 MMs - who's on first
The 2015 Cavallino Classic Seminar

Charles Betz

Chris Current


At each Cavallino Classic a Thursday morning seminar is held focusing on a particular model or specific car. Some of us fint it one of the best activities of the week, yet it seems to be an underutilized activity missed by many who arrive later in the day or week. In 2015 the initial focus was on the four 1954 375 MM Pinin Farina Spyders that had their serial numbers changed by Ferrari before they left Italy for delivery to their first owners.
80 Commento A very fine SWB California, s/n 4121 GT
The 2015 Cavallino Classic Seminar

George Carrick

Chris Current


The final presentation was about the California Spyder, built from 1957 to 1963. George had written a comprehensive book on the cars many years ago and he brought new information into his report, accompanied by an effective slide show. To make things even better, on display outside was chassis number 4121 GT, now fully restored, to inspect.
83 Guida All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of April 1, 2015

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff


The GT, Sport and Production Ferrari values, reflecting continued upward momentum and new base price levels
91 Mercato Ferraris continue to hold up at auction

Jarrett Rothmeier, Cavallino Staff


Held on January 15-16, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, the RM Auction achieved $32,8 million in Ferrari sales, with 18 of 21 Ferraris offered finding new homes.

Held on January 16-17, 2015 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Gooding & Co. auction achieved $23.7 million in Ferrari sales, with 16 of 17 Ferraris finding a new home.

Held on January 14-18, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Russo & Steele auction achieved $350,000 in Ferrari sales with 5 of 9 Ferraris finding new homes.

Held on January 15, 2015 at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Bonhams auction achieved $11.5 million in Ferrari sales with only 7 of 14 Ferraris finding new homes.

Held on January 10-18, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett-Jackson auction achieved $3.6 million in Ferrari sales with 12 of 12 Ferraris finding new homes.

Of all the three auctions - RM, Bonhams and Artcurial at Retromobile - the big news was the $18.5 million paid for the "barn find" 250 GT SWB California, s/n 2935 GT.