Cavallino Magazine issue 9

January / February 1980

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 275 GTB

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 9, January / February 1980

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
What Next?

Eric Gustavson

Many of you write to us and let us know what you think about Cavallino. Nearly all of the letters are congratulatory for which we thank you, and what complaints we do get are usually from people who haven't seen their favorite Ferraris covered yet in the magazine.
4 Lettere Lettere
8 Feature The Carrera Panamericana - Part 1
A Survey of the Great Mexican Road Race

Stan Nowak

Courtesy Andres Baptista

The latin spirit is world wide and in 1950 a group of Mexican aficionados organized a road race of, shall I say, insane proportions: It began at the Guatemalan border at the southern end of Mexico and wound its way north through Mexico City and on to the city of Juarez at the Texas border, a total of 2.124 kilometers!
Considering the condition of the roads, the mountainous terrain and the distance (more than twice the Mille Miglia) it was on automotive racing challenge unparalleled in history.
16 Feature Two plus Two - Part I: Fun for Four
A Survey of the More Recent 2+2 Models from Ferrari

Kurt Miska

Pininfarina, Parenti, Image Public Relations

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
Ferrari 365 California
Ferrari 365 GTC/4
Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2
Dino 308 GT4 2+2
Ferrari 400 Automatic / 400i
22 Feature Ferrari Mondial 8 Preview - The New Two plus Two
The Great 2+2 Gran Truism Tradition Lives On

Ferrari S.p.A.

The long-rumored new Ferrari has been announced and it's definitely not the long-expected "408".
And while it's based on the reset 308 series of cars, it doesn;t even share the older nomenclature; it's being called the "Mondial 8".
Many of you will remember that the original Ferrari "Mondial" was a 4-cylinder sports car built in limited numbers in the years 1953-54, and raced with respectable success both in Europe and the U.S.
24 Feature Ferrari 275 GTB
One of the True Sports Cars of the 1960s

Dyke W. Ridgely

David Edgerton

For Ferrari, the 275 GTB was both the end and the beginning. It was the last of the single overhead cam berlinettas and the first street Ferrari to use independent rear suspension. It was the last berlinetta to be built, in some quantity,with all-alloy bodywork, and was the first grand touring Ferrari to use a transaxle.
The GTB was the last of the early series of largely hand-built Scaglietti bodies, where the fit and shape of the individual body components could vary from car to car, compared to the Pininfarina type of conformity in the Scaglietti-built berlinettas that followed.
30 Feature Alfetta - An Enzo Ferrari Project

Godfrey Eaton

Franco Zagari, Cavari

It is not really necessary to remind the motor racing fraternity, and especially those historically minded, of the almost total dominance of Grand Prix racing by the two German state supported marques of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union during the greater part or the thirties.
Whatever one may think of state sponsorship for motor racing it did no one good thing for Grand Prix car design during the period governed by the 750 kg formula.
38 Feature Modulo - The Wildest Ferrari
Ten years on, the Modulo still remains a stunner ...

Wallace A. Wyss


Recently, in Moscow, Pininfarina Carrozzeria - the main supplier of bodywork for many years to Ferrari SpA - sponsored a display of coachwork they have designed and built, from prototypes to production cars, as part of the year-long observance of their 50th year of operation.
Undoubtedly the most mind-boggling of the prototypes was the Modulo, a car which is now then years old, having made its debut at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1970. It is, today, nonetheless, still totally futuristic in concept.
46 Notizie Fuel Injection For 1980 Ferraris
The 1980 Ferraris for the U.S. market will arrive in mid-May with Bosch K-jetronic Fuel Injection. The 1980 models will be the 308 GTSi and the 308 GTBi - the "i" indicating the new fuel injection system.
The 308 GT4 2+2 will end with the 1979 model and will be replaced in 1981 with the new Mondial 8 4-seater. The new cars will be offered at an increased price.