Cavallino Number 258 (December 2023 / January 2024)

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Cavallino Number 258 (December 2023 / January 2024)

Cavallino Number 258 (December 2023 / January 2024)

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

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Celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4.

Cover cars: 1974 Dino 308 GT4 Series I s/n 08390 and 1980 Series II s/n 15326.

For around 2 years, the Dino 308 GT4, a very special model, was the only Ferrari available on the American market. What’s more, being designed by Marcello Gandini for Carrozzeria Bertone, it is the only non-Pininfarina production Ferrari from the period 1951 to 2019. Two of the very best examples in the world are featured: a very early Series I and a very late Series II. A highly in-depth article tells the whole story of this model that, leaving aside its appearance, which even today is either loved or hated, remains one of the most entertaining Ferraris to drive.

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1995 Ferrari 456 GT s/n 100589. The 456 GT, symbolizing the return of the V12 under the front hood, is considered the perfect expression of Pininfarina style on a Ferrari. When launched in 1992, the 456 GT set a new standard in design and performance for a 2+2 car, and even though it never went racing, it is today considered a perfect collectible model. It is, indeed, a wonderful youngtimer to own and drive and it is, as of today, the Ferrari manufactured for the longest time — 11 years. The specimen shown, a manual car sold new in Germany, was a Platinum Award winner at the last Cavallino Modena. It is entirely original, complete with a Schedoni luggage set, and has all the necessary books and papers. And it sports a very unusual color too…

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The Dino 308 GT4 was manufactured in a period, 1974-1980, when the homologation differences between the USA and Europe were quite marked, forcing manufacturers to create, in practice, two different versions for the different markets. We cover the Dino 308 GT4 “USA market version”, showing s/n 10308, a July 1975 car that spent its life in the San Francisco Bay Area and remains very original.

The Dino 308 GT4 had a sibling, too, formally available for the Italian market only in the 208 GT4 version, a model whose engine was “rebored” in order to lose about one liter of capacity and thus reach the required 2 liters. This was not a technical decision, rather a taxation issue. Indeed, the Italian government of the time had decided to heavily tax cars with a cubic capacity above 2 liters. We cover the story of 208 GT4 s/n 10820, a perfectly restored 1975 specimen. The article reveals how many of the 208 GT4s officially escaped Italy, and where they went…

-Special Interview

Interview with Giorgio Schön

Giorgio Schön is the owner of Rossocorsa, the official Ferrari dealer for Milan, Turin, Brescia, Bolzano and Ceriale (in the province of Savona), but he is also a renowned gentleman driver. Indeed, in 2019, he drove a Dino 308 GT4 from Peking to Paris. A classic Ferrari might seem an odd choice for such a long-distance rally, mainly driven on (very poorly maintained) dirt roads, but the decision proved to be spot on. In the feature, we learn how to prepare a Ferrari for a desert race and really get to feel the emotion of driving such a car in numerous amazing locations.

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Luigi Chinetti, having decided to import Ferraris into the USA, proved to be a visionary and his contribution to the success of the brand is well recognized. Equally renowned is his success in establishing N.A.R.T., the racing team that often proved capable of outperforming Ferrari works cars. Only the best mechanics got to work on his cars, and they included Nereo Iori, who was sent out to the USA directly from Maranello and is now a legendary figure among the early Ferrari technicians. Not only was Iori (almost never called Nereo in the shop) instrumental in getting the American Ferraris running and performing as they were meant to, he also taught his art to the newer generation, thereby ensuring the brand’s future. A fantastic story, finally told.


Full coverage of the Ferrari Club of America Annual Experience, with reportage direct from Bend (Oregon), and of the Cavalcade Classic, one of the most exclusive and beautiful Ferrari Classiche events, this time organized in Tuscany. The issue also covers, among other things, the Goodwood Revival, with its unique mix of cars, racing and style. And, as always, Cavallino brings you the voices of several editorialists, discussing a variety of topics, as well as a full list of Ferrari market values compiled by specialists analyzing the values and market trends of different Ferrari cars.

Publisher: Cavallino Magazine

Status: Out of Print (No Stock)

Condition: New

Binding: SBD

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