Cavallino Magazine issue 56

April / May 1990

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 F40 LM, s/n 79890

David E. Newhardt


The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

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 56, April / May 1990

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
4 Lettere Lettere
Some thoughts and observations from you, our readers
17 For the Record
Old serial number to keep you up to date

Ed Gilbertson, Andread Meiniger


Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta
Oldtimer Grand Prix - Nürburgring, Germany 1989
Bugatti-Ferrari Owners' Club Switzerland, Dijon, France, October 7 and 8, 1989
18 Mercato 1990 Barrett-Jackson auction
Opinions on the market, various auction results

Stan Nowak


The world renowned auction held every January for nineteen years in Scottsdale, Arizona, has not provided the turnaround hoped for by many Ferrari investors and speculators. As far as Ferraris were concerned, it was a flop!
20 Buon Umore The I can't drive my Ferrari Blues
The lighter side of Ferrari

George Saadi


Well, when my grandpa died he left it in his will,
The old car in the garage would soon be my possession;
Now this car looks like it's movin' when it's just sittin' still,
And I'm only used to an automatic transmission.
I got the I can't drive my Ferrari blues
22 Feature Competizione California
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, what beautiful Spyder beats them all?

Ed Gilbertson

Ed Gilbertson


Discussions regarding the appeal of various models of the early Ferrari invariably lead to some mention of the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California. The low sound basic Pininfarina design, enhanced by the masterful metal sculpting of Scaglietti, make it an instance favorite. Powered by the classic three liter Colombo V-12 engine, it is a car that will stand the test of time as a lasting example of performing art expressed through the automobile.
25 Feature Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
Serial number of all original aluminium alloy cars
26 Feature The Enzo Ferrari Superamerica
What do Ferraris s/n 4031 SA and s/n 3097 SA have in common?

Allen Bishop, Jim Truitt

Allen Bischop


Featured on these pages is one of the most beautiful, baffling, original and simply historic Ferraris in the world. This Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe, fitted with Pininfarina's flowing "aerodynamica" design, was, for about a year, the personal vehicle of Enzo Ferrari. This simple statement represents the culmination of one year's research by the authors.
32 Feature Hunt for Treasure
An old Vignale spyder, s/n 0214 M, surfaces in Switzerland

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini Collection


For more the than thirty years, a European privateer has spent considerable time and money to find the "Grosvenor", an English treasure ship sunken 208 years ago. Recently, he remembered that he still owned a rare, old competition Ferrari, a car which has increased very much in value these last few years.
Various Ferrari historians and experts all over the world have searched for years in much the sam way to trace out the few lost Ferrari racing cars of the 1950s.
38 Notizie Ferraris at the Essen Motor Show

Keith Bluemel

Willem J. Staat, Henry T. Kistler


For the 1989 Essen Motor Show in Germany, held during the first week of December, the organizers arranged as their central exhibition theme, a glittering display of Ferrari Grand Prix cars. They glittered not only by virtue of their combined presence and past achievements, but also due to a dazzlingly spectacular laser light show, that bounced and reflected off their predominantly Rosso Corsa paintwork to stunning effect.
38 Notizie Japan's Monte Miglia, 1989

Junichiro Hiramatsu


130 classic cars took part in Kobe, Japan for the 1989 Monte Miglia, of which ten were Ferraris, including a Boano, a 275 GTB, a 330 GTC, a 365 GTC/4, a Lusso, a 275 NART Spyder (possibly not real), a Daytona Spyder (real), two Daytona Coupes, and one special Daytona prototype with a "Rissi" nameplate on the tail. It's owned by Ferrari collector Mr. Matsuda, but what does it mean?
39 Notizie Vittorio Ghidella's Ferrari stock deal

Marcel Massini


At the recently held meeting of Fiat shareholders, President Giovanni Agnelli finally informed one of the stockholders in detail about the controversial purchase of the forty percent share of Ferrari from Vittorio Ghidella. In June, 1969, Fiat acquired from Enzo Ferrari fifty percent of the share for four billion Italian lira.
39 Notizie Ferrari replica business suffers setbacks
After successfully prosecuting McBurnie Coachcraft in the U.S. over the lookalike Daytona spiders, Ferrari SpA has taken on an outfit in England called Classic Sports Cars for making replace 250 GTOs and Daytonas based on Datsun 240 Z and Rover 3500 chassis and engines. This also appears to be the outfit that was making the second run William Favro 250 GTO replicas from scratch, which is a whole different area of concern.
40 Notizie Ferrari Corporate name change
We received a not from Ferrari that the official name of the company has changed from "Ferrari Societa per Azioni Esercizio Fabbriche Automobile e Corse" to simply "Ferrari S.p.A." The "sPa", as it's usually written, is equivalent to an "Inc." here.
The official address of Ferrari SpA has been changed from Viale Trento Triesto No. 31 to Via Emilia Est, No. 1163.
40 Notizie The Pininfarina Mythos makes it debut
A sign of things to come at Ferrari?

Junichiro Hiramatsu, Pininfarina


Pininfarina has long been the clothier for Ferrari, and in its search for styling ideas, it has built a series of concept cars, some, like the Modulo, for the pure art of it, and some, like the 250 P5, the P6, the 512 S and the Cr 25, which had definite styling details that showed up in the production cars.
What is the Mythos? Hard to say.
46 Prodotti Nuovi
Modellisia Calendar, 1990
Calendario Nardi 1990
Ferrari 1990 Calendar
Project F1 by Gunther Raupp
The Motorsports Classic Watch
49 Corse The Ferrari team for 1990 - A Diagram
Formule one
49 Corse Team preparation begins
Formule one
The arrival of Alain Prost at Ferrari was certainly the biggest news over the winter, but it was by no means the only change at Maranello for the upcoming 1990 season.
49 Corse Testing shows promise
Formule one
Even though the Fiorano test track is close at hand, the weather around marble is cold and damp during the winter, so the team, like many other Formule One equipes, headed for the relative warmth of the Estoril track in Portugal to do extensive testing over several weekend in December.
52 Corse Ferrari 641 announced at Fiorano
Formule one

Giorgio Paola


Finally, on February 2, 1990, Ferrari unveiled the 641 on a cold and dreary day at Fiorano, but the weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of everyone there. This is the car which everyone hopes and prays will beat McLaren and Honda this season.
It is basically John Barnard's 640, already a good car, with an estimated 20% worth of additions, deletions, revisions and modifications to make it the definitive 641.
53 Assistenza Assistenza
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
54 Calendario Calendario
Where to see Ferraris in public in 1990
56 Informazione Informazione
Where to find Cavallino around the world
56 corse F40 LM news and notes

Andreas Meiniger, David Newhardt, Kenneth A. Moore


Looks so natural, doesn't it? An F40 sweeping through a turn under race conditions - truly at home. But this may be the last time you'll see it (here at Laguna Seca in 1989), since we have word the F40s will not show up in U.S. IMSA GTO racing until June, if at all. That's direct from the project manager, Jean Sage.