Cavallino Magazine issue 7

September / October 1979

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

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 400 Superamerica

Mark Clifford

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 7, September / October 1979

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
Well, here we are starting our second year! It has been an interesting first year, many ups and downs, many trials and tribulations, but also many rewards.
They say most magazines don't survive past the first issue, and even fewer past the third. If you get through one year, that's the key, and you've made it. (They say - let's hope it's true!)
4 Lettere Lettere
10 Feature Dino 246 SP
A Look at This Exciting Ferrari

Doug Nye

Peter Coltrin

A special preview from the new book by Doug Nye, entitled 'Dino, the Little Ferrari,' to be published this fall by Osprey Publishing of London. It is the complete story of the Dino V-6 and V-8 cars from the 1950s to the present.
18 Corse French Grand Prix
A Day for Frenchmen, and for 'The New Nuvolari'

Giuseppi Bianco

Armen Kachaturian

They were the most amazing closing laps that anyone could remember. They didn't touch just once or twice or even on three separate occasions. On the television film they seemed to rub wheels right round the lap. And they weren't in saloon cars or on a slow-speed street circuit. They were at high-speed Dijon and they were driving Grand Prix machinery.
22 Corse British Grand Prix
Problems Arise, Points are Gained

Giuseppi Bianco

Armen Kachaturian

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was clinical, highly-organized and perhaps the most 'technical' race of the season so far. If your chassis wasn't working, or your tires were less than great, then you were off the pace at Silverstone. If things were somewhere near right, you were quick. If the were perfect, you flew, went faster than formula 1 cars have ever gone before.
24 Feature Ferrari 400 Superamerica
The Greatest Beast of Them All!

Allen Bishop

Mark Clifford

Superamerica - The name conveys a feeling of intensity and power rarely conceived by any automobile manufacturer. But then, the 400's were very rare cars by anybody's standard, even this of Enzo Ferrari and Pininfarina. Almost 20 years since their appearance, they stand as the apotheosis of the true luxury Grand Turismo automobile.
30 Feature Ferrari Superamerica & Superfast
Part II - A Further Look at the Super Ferraris

Kurt Miska


While it can be said that there were some semblance of consistency in Superamerica production, there were a few SA's that deviated from their more 'conventional' brethren. Also, the Type 163 engine, the 400 SA's powerplant, formed the basis of the engines in the 330 P prototypes and 330 LM Berlinettas.
38 Feature The Second 100 Cars
The Odd-Numbered Ones, That Is

Scan Nowak

This is the first part of "The Second 100 Cars" which continues the very popular series by Mr. Nowak on "The First 100 Cars" begin in Volume 1, Numbers 1 and 2 of Cavallino.
Many of you responded with new information which we published in our "Easy Answers" column.