Cavallino Magazine issue 30

December 1985 / January 1986

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

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 288 GTO

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 30, December 1985 / January 1986

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
4 Commento The New, and Old, V-8s
In this issue, we spend a great deal of time on the eight cylinder, vee configured engine of Ferrari, first on our coverage of the new 328 series of cars and then on the not so new but ever so surprising double barrelled 288 GTO, and this extensive V-8 coverage gives pause to reflection on, and a survey of, the accomplishments of this humble engine.
8 Lettere Lettere
8 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
10 Commento Commento

Stan Nowak

Bill Neale

Lake Tahoe was the setting for the 1985 gathering of Ferrari dealers from throughout the United States and Canada. We all assembled at the famous Caesars Tahoe for four days of business, comparing ideas and market conditions, seeing the new models, and fun.
This was a more relaxed get together compared to last year's most exciting jaunt to Italy.
12 Type 328 GTB & GTS - Ferrari and Pininfarina Redo an Old Favourite
A Classic becomes restyled and refined


328 series has new front end which closely resembles that of the new Testarossa. Grill is more prominent and is flanked by new grouping of lights. Bumper is smaller and is same color as the car. Under fairing is beefier and air dam is more prominent. Note repositioned vent on hood.
15 1986 Ferrari 328 GTB & GTS Specifications
17 Feature The 365 GTS - Top Less Beauty
The Ferrari 365 Gran Turismo

Marcel Massini


The Ferrari 275 GT series was the first production line Ferrari to combine a front engine with independent rear suspension. It went into production in 1965 in two versions, the GTB (B for Berlinetta) and GTS (S for Spyder). The two care were mechanically identical except for the engine output, but the bodies were as dissimilar as could be. Although both were designed by Pininfarina, the 275 GTB was more bulbous while the 275 GTS was more a soft-looking and heavier and more luxurious car.
19 Feature Ferrari 365 GTS
19 Feature Ferrari 365 GTS
Serial Numbers

Marcel Massini

24 Feature Ferrari 288 GTO
The New GTO - A Day In The Life Of

David Edgerton, Ferrari

What to make of this latest piece of Ferrari machinery, now that examples are out in the hands of first owners and are being motored about the countryside in actual non-test, non-factory conditions?
First off, the 288 GTO more than lives up to brochure's claims; secondly, it has the stuff in hand of which legends are made; and thirdly, it can be said without qualification that it is the best production sports car Ferrari has every produced, with so much sheer power and performance that it may well change the minds of those conservative V-12 diehards who were convinced that the lowly V-8 could never be regarded as quintessentially Ferrari.
30 Feature GTO Pre Flight Instruction Manual
34 Modellismo

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan

Andrev Veljikovic

Impressionism is something that one does not often associate with the appreciation of Ferrari artwork or miniatures. The art of the car themselves is based on precision, and the fine points and exquisite detail work of the machines is a large part of what makes them so distinctive.
Ceramic sculptor Robert Hossack replicates classic and historic automobiles in a way which captures the details and precision of the originals while creating caricatures unlike any other.
34 Modellismo Ferrari Toys, Continued

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan

Andrev Veljikovic

In our article in Cavallino 28, which primarily covered the larger Ferrari toys, we inadvertently missed a number of items, which we list here. We would like to thank the readers who have written in to add omitted items and corrections, and we request any additional help from you so that we can make the list as complete as possible.
35 Modellismo Die cast models of Ferrari, part II

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan

Andrev Veljikovic

Below is the second half or our complete list of Ferrari 1/40 to 1/45 die cast models and toys, the first part having appeared in Cavallino 29.
These lists, by the way, do not include any kits or handbills, which will be covered separately in a future issue.
37 Notizie Mille Miglia 1986

Mille Miglia

We have received more information from Dr. Giuseppe Lucchini and Gr. Uff. Enrico Ranzanici, the two men responsible for the re-running of the Mille Miglia races in Italy, and we pass it along to you below.
The last several events, rallies really, were huge successes, and the one planned for 1986 will no doubt be just as great. Ferraris manufactured up to and including the year 1957 are eligible, and so some of you should think about participating.
38 Notizie Improving on Perfection
Koenig Specials GmbH, Munich, West Germany

Club Italia

There are some models of cars which can be modified to and end and no one seems to mind, while for certain other cars, any tampering with the sacred finished design evokes a response that ranges from towering rage to a most efficacious snub.
In the first category, you have Porsches, for example, which are customized, it seems, by anyone and everyone with a pair of metal cutters and a blowtorch.
39 Corse Club Italy storms Europe


Vintage car racing in the U.S. is a semi-serious business, with only a few of the more aggressive contenders really pressing the antique pedal to the expensive metal. Most of the racers, are really only out there for some high speed cruising.
But in Europe, vintage racing is a serious affair, and it can make your heart skip a beat to watch what they do, and the chances they take, in the older Ferraris for example.
39 Corse The Season winds down
Formula one
Again, someone has seemed to cast the ancient and proverbial evil eye on the House of Ferrari, for no sooner had the cars shown their worth in the first half of the season, and no sooner had the drivers shown their own abilities in some inspiring drivers, when it all began to go slowly awry.

Dutch Grand Prix (August 25)
Italian Grand Prix (September 8)
Belgian Grand Prix (September 15)
Grand Prix of Europe (October 6)
40 Corse Have we lost our way ... ?


As Ferrari has headed into the tail end of the season, the feeling is that all efforts to win the Championship ended after the losses at Monza, and instead, the team and the race department have concentrated on finding out the problems with the cars, using the races as real life test sessions.
45 Index and Back Issues Index and Back Issues
Complete your Collection of Cavallino
46 Corse Ferrari at Indy, Continued


As we mentioned last issue, Ferrari appears to be serious about an Indy car adventure in the U.S., although with the continuing problems with the Formule 1 cars, one wonders if they are not spreading their resources too thin already.
But activity proceeds, the most telling being the recent testing of a March 85C at Ferrari's own Fiorano test track.
47 Corse Heard over the factory wall


Rumours persist over what racing plans Ferrari has for its fast and furious GTOs. Some say that 20 race cars are being built, with four wheel drive, others say the whole project has been canceled. Other reports say that all the work has been done on a prototype, Group B, rally GTO, and the car is ready to go, but a halt has been put on the efforts ...
48 Avvisi Economici Avvisi Economici