Cavallino Magazine issue 69

June / July 1992

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 48 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 375 MM, s/n 0460 AM

Henry Rasmussen


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 69, June / July 1992

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

David Egerton, Henry Rasmussen


4 Lettere Lettere
Some thoughts from your fellow readers on 250 LMs, 250 MMs, 375 MMs, 212 Exports, racing Testarossas, 512 Ss, and rear engined Ferraris

David Wendt, Auto Welt


8 Notizie New Insurance Program announced for Ferraris

Greg Ohner

Steve Kastner


Insuring the physical damage for high end speciality cars can be extremely costly and even prohibitive for some owners. The high cost for such insurance, as well as the restrictive coverage available, has cause some owners to risk going without insurance or underinsuring their vehicles. In response to this problem, Frank B. Hall & Co. of San Francisco, California, has arranged an Automobile Physical Damage Insurance Program for Ferrari owners that provides both improved coverages and very reasonable premiums.
12 Notizie Result of some recent Auctions

Marcel Massini


Cos of Kensington Auction - London, England, February 24, 1992
World Vintage Car Auction & Exposition - Tokyo, Japan, March 21/22, 1992
Oldtimer-Auction BEA - Bern, Switzerland, March 28, 1992
Ferraris at the Monteverdi Auction - Binningen, Basel, Switzerland, April 11, 1992
12 Notizie Ferraris at the Geneva Motor Show
March 5-12, 1992

Marcel Massini


12 Notizie Ferrari 250 Europa GT Chassis numbers
see Cavallino 68

Dyke Ridgley, Hilary Raab, Stan Nowak


14 Corse Persevere - Much work ahead
Ferraris carrying the Flag

Paul Khoo


Dark days ahead, it appears, for our heroes. The season does not progress too well, but then Luca di Montezemolo, the new President of Ferrari, had warned everyone early on that 1992 would be a transitional year, not only with the cars but with the team as well. Many team members have been replaced as Mr. Montezemolo strives to recreate the atmosphere of the mid-1970s, when a cohesive Ferrari team won two World Championships through sheer grit and determination.

South African Grand Prix, March 1, 1992
Ferrari F92A has teething problems

Mexican Grand Prix, March 22, 1992
A low point is reached

Brazilian Grand Prix, April 5, 1992
Things are better, and hopes are raised
18 Corse The Grand Prix Tire
Formula one

Jerry McDermott

Courtesy of Goodyear


The Grand Prix car is such a fine balance between lift and downforce that the average fan may not think that very much is involved. The same is true with tires and fuel, which could be seen a simple items. However, all are incredibly complex and are all tied together. As we shall see, the modern race tire is a vital part of the equation and is, in itself, a very complicated item.
22 Fotografia A moment in time captured by Louis Klemantaski
Ferraris captured in the best light

Michael T. Lynch

Louis Klemantaski


This picture deserves both the eye of an historian and that of an art critic. Louis Klementaski has created a scene that could have been painted by a French impressionist. Typical of his body of work, people share the focus with the racing car.
Here we see the preparation of the Luigi Chinetti "Heldé" (Pierre-Louis Dreyfus) Ferrari 195 S before the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans.
24 Feature The Yellow 375 MM s/n 0460 AM
There are 375s and there are 375s - this one has some tales to tell

Henry Rasmussen

Henry Rasmussen


A study in rounded shapes and forms, the body of the Ferrari 375 MM spyder was the prototype for many Pinin Farina and Scaglietti body styles to follow, not to mention the designs of many car companies and design studios around the world. Ever notice how the Cobra's shape is so close to this, just to take but one example?
26 Feature Ferrari 375 MM Chassis numbers

Hilary Raab, Dyke Ridgley, Jonathan Thompson


29 Feature 330 America!
An important model that bridged the gap between two successful production Ferraris

David Edgerton


Mystery car no longer, the 330 America has settled comfortably into its own quiet place in the long and steady progression of Ferrari street cars from the early 125s and 166s to the latest 512 TR.
Why a mystery car, you may ask? Because for a long time in the late 1960s and through the 1970s, there was some confusion as to what the 330 America actually was.
30 Feature Ferrari 330 America specifications and serial numbers

Gerald Roush, Hilary Raab


33 Feature The last Gentleman's Racer - the continuing saga of 512 M s/n 1018
part II - how it is today

Michael Sheehan

Courtesy of European Auto, Bob Dunsmore


In early 1991, 512 M s/n 1018 was purchased by European Auto Sales and taken to her sister company European Auto Restoration, in Costa Mesa, California where she received a mild cosmetic restoration and vintage race preparation. After twenty years of limited use, the car required a rebuild or replacement of most of the electrical system, including the starter, the alternator, the ignition box, the battery, and the main electrical power switch, all of which had also seen one track session too many.
36 Calendario Calendario
Where to find Ferraris in 1992
37 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
48 Classifieds Classifieds
Buy, sell, trade, wanted, etc.