Cavallino Magazine issue 21

May / June 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 500 TR

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 21, May / June 1984

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
The GTO has been announced by Ferrari, and in our story in this issue you can read all the details about this extraordinary vehicle. The final product is nothing short of amazing, and also surprising is the speed with which it has come to fruition. This GTO was only rumoured about two years ago, 16 months ago, we were definitely told it was on the way, the be there sometime in 1984.
4 Lettere Lettere
4 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
Not an imposter, and possibly a true inheritor of the name


All of you out the who thought the Ferrari-Fiat combine couldn't turn out a real no-holds-barred, high-tech, high-performance, road and track screamer will have to revise your thinking. The new Ferrari GTO has been announced officially and presented publicly at the recent Geneva Auto Show, and it's not by any means a tricked-up 308, and most certainly not a boulevard cruiser in racing trim.
16 The 500 TR - A 4 Cylinder Special
A look at one of Ferrari's lesser known, but very important little specials

David Egerton, Courtesy Richard Merritt

As rumours continue to persist about Ferrari developing a new 4 cylinder engine for the Formula 1 cars, it's not then inappropriate to look back at some of the other 4 cylinder engines that Ferrari has built and campaigned in the past.
While Ferrari name is closely allied to the famous V-12 configuration, it must be noted that many of the racing victories have been gained in cars propelled by V-8s, V-6s, inline 6s, and finally the inline 4s.
26 Leasing a Ferrari. Everything you need to know by Larry Farrell of Longford Leasing

Larry Farrell of Longford Leasing

You are in a position now, after years of hard work and toil in your chosen profession, to actually go out and own a Ferrari. Possibly the gods smiled on you in advance and you already have the cash in hand, from inheritance, or the lottery ... But you are all now in the market, making the rounds of the various dealers, being treated as a sultan at some and as a rank neophyte at others, but a Ferrari is a Ferrari.
42 Fuel Injection
The Bosch system on the 308 V-8. How it operates, and it's advantages



When Ferrari first introduced fuel-injection onto its production engines, it seemed like a sacrilege, casting aside those beautiful Weber carburators that had been such an integral part of all Ferrari engines for so many years. But there is no denying the increased engine operating benefits to be gained by fuel-injection, and it is here to stay.
46 Notizie Ferrari Formula
The number of objects out there with the Ferrari logo and horse on them is expanding, it seems, at an exponential rate. "Ferrari" is everywhere, worn by many people who, we're sure, have only the vaguest idea of what a Ferrari is. It's a good indication of the cachet and top drawer status that the name has gained worldwide.
47 corse CK, C2, C3 and now C4


Never standing still in racing, Ferrari has announced a new Formula 1 car to campaign in the 1984 season, the Ferrari 126 C4. As seen in the photos, it's not a radical departure from the previous C3 models, but there are enough technical changes on board to give it a new code nomenclature.