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375 Models Highlighted in Cavallino 205

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

375 Models Highlighted in Cavallino 205

The mid-1950s were a time of big-league racing in monster machines, with superheros at the wheel. No model Ferrari was more suited to this gargantuan time than the 375 in all its many forms – MM Spyder, Berlinetta, Coupe, Specialé, America and Plus. Historian Keith Bluemel sketches these valiant cars in a gallant era, and then turns his attention onto one particular chassis. Join him with our salon feature – The 340/375 MM Berlinetta Pinin Farina, s/n 0320 AM. From the Keith Bluemel text: “The 375 MM series of models were a direct...

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Australian GT Championship Gets Underway

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Australian GT Championship Gets Underway

The season gets underway in Adelaide Maranello, 26 February – This weekend, the Adelaide street circuit hosts the opening round of the Australian GT championship. It will be the nineteenth running of the series that was actually first held in 1960, but went missing from the calendar several times. It was reborn in 2005, since when there has been at least one Ferrari on the grid every year. In the first season there were five 360 Modena Challenge cars and one 360 Modena GTC. The first win. The first victory for a Ferrari came the following...

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Paris Rétro Auctions See Diverse Market

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Paris Rétro Auctions See Diverse Market

Rétromobile has become such a large and all-encompassing show of classic cars, parts, memorabilia, marginalia, sales, restorations, etc, that it attracts many of the world’s leading car collectors. As such, it naturally follows that the major auction companies have set up camp to capture this crowd while these buyers and sellers are all in one place at one time. The results were varied, partly because there were many good Ferraris but very few outstanding ones. The high point for the RM Auction was the $1,859,480 for a 250 GT/L Lusso, a...

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Sotheby’s Acquires an Ownership Interest in RM Auctions

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Sotheby’s Acquires an Ownership Interest in RM Auctions

Sotheby’s and RM Auctions are pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership as Sotheby’s acquires a 25 percent ownership interest in the world’s foremost collector car auctioneer, which will now be known as RM Sotheby’s. This long-term investment comes as the more than $2 billion market for the finest automobiles continues to grow, presenting increasing opportunities for both companies. Sotheby’s and RM have previously collaborated on a number of successful sales in both the United States and Europe, most notably the...

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Piero: “We will never sell our share in Ferrari”

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Piero: “We will never sell our share in Ferrari”

Ferrari Vice Chairman Piero Lardi Ferrari, son of the eponymous luxury sports car company’s founder Enzo Ferrari, said on Wednesday he had no intention to sell the 10 percent stake his family owns in the company. The occasion was the opening of a new exhibit at the Museo Enzo Ferrari (MEF), which was also the 18th of February, the day Enzo Ferrari was born 117 years ago. Located in the space where Alfredo, Enzo’s father had his workshop, the museum showcases the cars that have made Ferrari’s history both on track and off. “I have never sold...

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Double Celebration for the 488 GTB

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Double Celebration for the 488 GTB

The new V8 the star of two preview evenings in Maranello More than 800 clients from all over the globe enjoyed the privilege of being the first to admire the Ferrari 488 GTB at close quarters. The Prancing Horse’s latest creation will not officially be unveiled until the Geneva Motor Show but has already proven the undisputed star of two evenings at Maranello. The guests were treated to not one but two exclusive experiences. Firstly, they were given a preview tour of the new GES building which itself will be officially inaugurated in the near...

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Preservation vs. Dereliction – Your Comments Welcome!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Featured, News | 1 comment

Preservation vs. Dereliction – Your Comments Welcome!

Comment By Cavallino Editor Keith Bluemel This subject has come to the fore in recent weeks with the discovery of the Baillon family collection in France, which was presented for sale as individual lots at the Artcurial Auction at Retromobile, in Paris, on 06 February 2015. With the massive motoring press coverage of both the find, and then the auction itself, most people are aware of the condition in which the cars were discovered. That is to say, for the most part, they were skeletons of their former selves. A few had survived better than...

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Ferrari Museum: Engines and Pavarotti

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Ferrari Museum: Engines and Pavarotti

The second year of the Ferrari Museum in Modena, created in the house where Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898, opens with two different but equally unmissable attractions. The area that was the office of Alfredo Ferrari, Enzo’s father, at the start of the last century, is now home to the Museum of Ferrari Engines. The area is divided into six sections: experimental engines; small capacity 2 to 6 cylinder units; the classic 12 cylinder engines; the 8 cylinders; the turbo charged units and finally, the Formula 1 engines. In each section, a 3D video...

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New World Meets Old in Japan

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

New World Meets Old in Japan

Famous collector Junichiro Hiramatsu recently received a visit from two cultural icons of Japanese civilization, in the form of ladies dressed in the traditional Geisha wardrobe. As a counterpoint, they visited Mr. Hiramatsu’s unique collection of Ferraris, including his new LaFerrari. Whether viewed as Old meets New or East meets West, the meeting point was a tribute to two very different aesthetic sensibilities, both valid and both inspiring. Mr. Hiramatsu, as you may recall, commissioned the very first Ferrari Special Project car, the SP-1...

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2015 Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-A-Lago Enchants…

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Cavallino Classic, Featured, News | Comments Off

2015 Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-A-Lago Enchants…

The unrivalled five days of automotive activity presented by the Cavallino Classic was crowned by the exclusive Sunday program: The Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago. This very special charity event, at the legendary mansion of Marjorie Merriweather Post in Palm Beach, has expanded in the last several years to include extraordinary pre- and post-war classic sporting automobiles. The response of important vehicles from the Mar-a-Lago era has been especially rewarding, with many elegant examples on display. The setting is superb, with the...

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