Cavallino Magazine issue 34

August / September 1986

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

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta Scaglietti

Guy Mangiamele


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 34, August / September 1986

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
Number Thirty Four
4 Lettere Lettere
8 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
10 Arte Posters: The Ferrari in Art and Advertising

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan

Beligond, Bill Stahl, Michael Turner, LeRoy Neiman


Posters, the most basic form of advertising, have an artistic history as flavorful as the evolving products they promote. Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Cassandra, all gained great fame from the making of posters, when hand painted works were the order of the advertising day. In the world of automotive art, where top artists are commissioned to promote cars, accessories and especially races, posters are almost always more than mere advertisements.
16 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 The Four-Cam
A History and Evaluation of Ferrari's most honored and revered model

Dyke W. Ridgley

Guy Mangiamele, Courtesy of Richard Merritt


Enthusiasts seemed to realize that the 275 GTB/4 was already a classic Ferrari while it was still a new car on the showroom floor. By Ferrari stands, the new cars sold well and even in the late 1960s and early 1970s (the lowest period in the overall Ferrari market), 275 GTB/4s never fell to the low prices to which the other models dropped.
23 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 275 GTB/4 Specifications
26 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 275 GTB/4 Serial Numbers

Gerald Roush, Hilary Raab


The listing of serial numbers contains the total 275 GTB/4 production, including the ten NART Spyders.
27 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 4-Cam
An appreciation of why it affects us so

Guy Mangiamele


Light poured over the bodywork, and it seemed as though the poise of the bodywork, and it seemed as though the poise of the entire car followed that elongated form. It was relaxed, clearly comfortable with the profile of its strength. In spite of the distance, it had to be a Ferrari 275 GTB/4.
28 Mille Miglia - 1986
The Great Ferrari Race as seen by one of the participant

Douglas Pirrone

F.R. Mazzi-Saunders Int., Bob Robin


If you are a car nut, and in particular, a sports car nut, or more specifically, a Ferrari nut, then the current Mille Miglia event was for you. Furthermore, if you grew up when the cars from 1927 to 1957 were around and running races for real, then it will have had even more appeal for you.
Being in the 1986 running of the Mille Miglia was one of the most exciting things I've ever done, bar none.
31 Mille Miglia 1986
List of Ferraris entered (57 cars)

Marcel Massini


32 Twice Told Tales - 1958 Belgian Grand prix
Ferrari came, saw, and did not conquer - but, in a sense, won anyway

Michael Turner


Ferrari legends are not always carved into stone by victories on the race track. Often, the very stuff of the Ferrari mystique is formed by some heroic action or deed. Very often on the racing circuit, a Ferrari can lose, but without disgrace; often, it can lose and even gain some glory, by its actions, its efforts, its skill, its daring.
34 Notizie News and Notes
The unpredictable shifts of international finance have accomplished in three months what Ferrari North America and the authorized dealer network have not been able to accomplish in three years, namely, killing off the Ferrari grey market. The loss of power of the dollar against most currencies including the Italian lire has made it difficult to purchase cars in Europe for resale in the U.S. Very simply, it now takes 20 to 30 % more dollars to buy a Ferrari there, and that doesn't leave much room for profit after it's been brought here.
36 Modellismo Ferrari Modes Small

David Robidoux

Ray Doucet, David Robidoux


In a previous issue we spoke of Ferrari models made of wood by R.D. Marinade. Another material from which Ferrari models have been made is plaster. This material has been put to good use by Ken Dalton of England who produced the Roadace models.
The 1/200 scale series of models, known as Roadace Miniatures, are truly amazing to see. They, as are their larger 1/100 scale brothers, Roadace Replicas, are mounted on wood plinths.
38 Corse The Season continuous - Races run, Lessons learned ... not much else to say
Formula one

Autosprint, Giorgio Piola


San Marino Grand Prix (April 27)
Monaco Grand Prix (May 11)
Belgian Grand Prix (May 25)
Canadian Grand Prix (June 15)
Detroit Grand prix (June 22)
44 Corse Heard over the Factory Wall

Giovanelli, Autosprint


It was announced in May that Michele Alboreto has signed a contract to driver with Ferrari again in 1987. This was a surprise, since Alboreto has long been publicly dissatisfied with the reliability and handling of the Ferraris for the last year. He wants to be World Champion and was said to be looking to other teams for the chance.
48 Avvisi Economici Avvisi Economici
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