Cavallino Magazine issue 48

December 1988 / January 1989

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 56 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 275 GTB/4, s/n 9609

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 48, December 1988 / January 1989

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
5 Ecco Ecco
8 Lettere Lettere
By you, dear reader
14 Mercato The market escalates, and leaves many behind

Stan Nowak


As inevitable as it was, we can only grieve over the death of Enzo Ferrari. I think we almost began to believe that he would go on forever, that he was indestructible. Of course, the market anticipated his death and the reality only helped strengthen it. However, it is still a delicate market and on the high side it is erratic.
18 Enzo Ferrari
His own thoughts on how a racing car is born

Enzo Ferrari


Enzo Ferrari, unlike some other great achievers, was never at a loss for words, and he was always ready with a fast and oftentimes witty comment on anything which crossed his path. In more reflective moments, he could take pen in hand and formulate his thoughts into a direct, well reasoned, well organized, and careful discourse (no ghostwriters here).
20 The 275 Berlinettas The Ferrari 275 Berlinetta Series
Important, exciting, pivotal Ferraris, the finest of them all?

David Edgerton


This stunning 275 GTB/4 before you, which graces these pages and resides on our cover, was very nearly not here at all. It has sustained a debilitating crash many years ago, a high speed excursion into a wall, that just about took the nose completely off. As happened to many early Ferraris after such an exercise, when their inherent significance was not yet appreciated, No. 9609 lay about for a good long time waiting to be fixed.
23 The 275 Berlinettas A Confession
Driving the Four Cam and seeing the Light

Robert T. Devlin

David Edgerton


I have always known that I'm a man of the decade of the 1950s. Racing and sports cars have long been a principle interest. When Phil Hill won at Pebble Beach in 1953 in his 250 MM Vignale Spyder, No. 0260 MM, I became a 250 man. As the drum brake era finally gave way, to disc brakes fitted to race and road Ferrari in 1959-60, I became aware that my sacred beliefs in what made up a Ferrari were about to be challenged.
26 The 275 Berlinettas Ferrari 275 GTB/C
The complete story of the Competition Versions

Dyke Ridgley

Dyke Ridgley, Len Katz, DPPI


With the Ferrari 250 LM effectively ruled out of the GT class, and the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta completely out of production, Enzo Ferrari could only go two ways.
He could, and would, update the 250 GTO for the 1964 season, and also begin to develop a competition version of the new Ferrari 275 GTB which was to be introduced in the fall of 1964.
31 The 275 Berlinettas Ferrari 275 GTB/C Specifications
34 Notizie Ferrari Club France celebrates

Christian Rochet

Stephane Foulon


The 20th anniversary of the French Ferrari Club was held at the splendid estate of Pierre Bardinon, Le Mas du Clos, home of the finest collection of Ferraris in the world. Many important events occurred during the club reunion, notably, the first participation of a Ferrari F40 in a club race, and Maurice Trintignant behind the wheel of Pierre Bardinon's Ferrari 375 Plus, the same car in which Trintignant won at Le Mans 34 years ago.
36 Notizie Monterey and Elkhart Lake revisited

Ed Gilbertson

Paul Bartoletti, Alan Yorgason


It was August and time to once again make the annual pilgrimage to the Monterey Historic Automobile Races and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which are held each year on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in Northern California.
We have been attending these events for many years and yet there is always a sense of anticipation and excitement as we load up for the journey.
39 Notizie FCA Annual Meet

Ed Gilbertson


When I visited Elkhart Lake in 1987, it was to see the Chicago Historic Races at Road America. When we repeated the journey to Wisconsin in 1988, it was for the purpose of attending the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting on August 4th to 7th, where I was once again Chief Judge for the National Ferrari Concours.
40 Notizie Ferraris again at the Nürburgring

Jürgen Lewandowski

Marcel Massini


The Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring, which took place from the 11th to the 14th of August, 1988, was something special, as the organizers has chosen Ferrari as the marque to be honored for this year, since Enzo Ferrari had his 90th birthday in February.
Actually, ten thousand visitors and hundreds of Ferrari owners on their way back from this fascinating celebration, hear on their radios that the man they had honored over the long weekend had gone.
44 Notizie FCI-FCM Viaggi in Terra di Motori
Ferrari Club Italia / Ferrari Club Maranello

Keith G. Bluemel

Keith G. Bluemel


After their highly succesful inaugural meeting in 1987, the Ferrari Club Maranello combines forces with Ferrari Club Italia for 1988 to run the Viaggi In Terra Di Motori meeting entered in and around Maranello over the weekend of September 10-16.
With the deeply mourned passing of Enzo Ferrari on August 14, 1988, the gathering also marked the first Ferrari meeting in Italy since that date.
46 Notizie Meadow Brook, 1988

Jerry McDermott

Len Katz


Although this as the year of Porsche and Auburn at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, there were enough Ferraris to satisfy anyone, let alone the added attraction of the Birdcage Maserati, Porsche 917, Scarab, and Alfa Romeo Monza, among others.
Dave Cummins' beautiful, and beautifully restored, 1959 Series Three Ferrari Super America, No. 1495 SA winning the Meadow Brooks Concours on its first showing.
48 Notizie Quattro Ruote Motrici
Ferrari 408 4WD

Keith G. Bleuemel

Keith G. Bleuemel


For well over a year, there has been a red Ferrari four wheel drive development car regularly seen in the vicinity of Maranello, with pictures and reports appearing in various motoring publications around the globe since then. This has recently been joined by a yellow sister car, which may lead on to surmise that a production version may be imminent.
49 Corse Dutch Treat

Michael Sheehan

Nico Koel


Once every three years, the Ferrari Club of one of the Benelux countries organizes a large international Ferrari event. On June 10, 11, and 12, 1988, it was the turn of the Ferrari Club Nederland to host this memorable event, centered around the famous Zandvoort circuit in Holland.
51 Corse Michelin Maranello Challenge continues
We missed out reporting in the last issue on the continuing Michelin Maranello Ferrari Challenge in Great Britain, but we don't want you to assume nothing of impact has happened in that interim.
On the contrary, the racing has been great and up to its usual competitive level. Ah, it's good to see street Ferraris having a good go.
52 Corse The Turbo era approaches the end, with ups and downs for Ferrari
Formula 1
Hungarian Grand Prix: August 7
Belgian Grand Prix: August 28
Italian Grand Prix: September 11
53 Assistenza Assistenza
54 Calendario Calendario
56 Where to Find Us Where to Find Us