Which Cavallino is correct?

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Greg Brendel
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Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby Greg Brendel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:18 pm

The devil is in the details...which Cavallino is correct for a Lusso? Both of these are the flat Cavallino's and not the 3d sculpted one but look at the minor differences especially in the horses mane where the one of the right has marks below the mane as indicated by the arrow. So is it the left one or right one that is correct? Or is it the sculpted one?
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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby tyang » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:16 am

Hi Greg,

I'm pretty sure they are flat for a Lusso. I don't think they started installing sculpted horses until the later 330s? That being said, I've found the sculpted ones installed on earlier cars, but I suspect either the Factory sold them to returning customers to "update" their cars, or were replaced through the years.

The horse on the right is the one I've seen on 250s. I don't think I've ever seen the markings on the one on the left, but that doesn't mean it's wrong! The one on the right is the same one on my 330 America, which is essentially a 250GTE built in 1963, the same time they were building Lussos. True, mine was built at Pininfarina, and your Lusso was built by Scaglietti, but the badging was the same.

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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby Greg Brendel » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Thanks Tom, I found the one below which looks like the one on the left for sale and it was advertised for the back of a modern TR so that might solve mystery of where it came from.
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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby tim » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:56 am

Greetings... 5769, my early 330, has the sculpted horsie and has had the same one for the at least the last 41 years.

Tim
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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby tyang » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:06 am

Greg Brendel wrote:Thanks Tom, I found the one below which looks like the one on the left for sale and it was advertised for the back of a modern TR so that might solve mystery of where it came from.


That would explain why I didn't recognize the emblem since I don't look at modern Testrossas as much as I do vintage Ferraris!

Tom
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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby DrewA » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:31 am

The flat silver Cavalino on the left is what is on my 512BB grill.

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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby Jimmyr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:08 am

Ditto Tom's comment, the one on the right is what is on my Lusso. Jim

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Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Postby Magorahog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Flat and polished, like the one on the right is correct for a Lusso.


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