sergio pininfarina 1926 2012
 
sergio pininfarina 1926 2012 sergio pininfarina 1926 2012
jul 04, 2012

sergio pininfarina 1926 2012

sergio pininfarina in 1959 image via

sergio pininfarina, recognized as one of the closest men connected to the success of ferrari died 
on july 3, 2012 at the age of 85 in his turin, italy home.

luca di montezemolo, chairman of ferrari wrote: ‘an exceptional person, who connected his name indissolubly with our history and our success. sergio was one of the most important advocates of made in italy all over the world, a man, who gave Italy credibility and splendor. an example not just of an entrepreneur, but also known for his civic duties, he spread with great passion for his country. he demonstrated it as president of confindustria, member of parliament and senator for life. calling his relation with ferrari legendary is insufficient. he was a great advocate of italian design, thanks to his sense for elegance. he was part of ferrari’s board of administration for many years and I will always be profoundly connected to him, so much that I wanted to dedicate a model to him and his son andrea: ‘the SA aperta’.’

1958 ‘250 GT coupé’  image via

pininfarina was responsible for the designs of iconic ferrari classics such as the 250 GT coupé (1958), 365GTB4 daytona (1968), 308 GTB (1968) 288 GTO (1984), testarossa (1984), F40 (1987) and the enzo (2002). when he pushed for the introduction of a midengine chassis in 1968 with the dino series, ferrari’s styling ultimately became the signature and standard for the italian look in sports cars. this marked the time when ferrari became dominant in the automotive industry.

1973 ‘365 GTB4 daytona’ image via

1985 ‘288 GTO’ image via

1989 ‘testarossa’ image via

1991 ‘F40’ image via

2002 ‘enzo’ image via

  • Grande Sergio, RIP.

    The 1958 ‘250 GT coupé has to be the most beautiful car I ever seen.

    Milo says:
  • RIP maestro.
    if it wasn’t for you nobody would have known know what a “ferrari” was

    Samuelo says:
  • A God with a pencil…
    Ciao Maestro.

    Diego says:
  • a reference for all design world

    Jordi Bassols says:
  • The Maestro was design by Harris Mann!

    neddy says:
  • Great man. great designer. rest in peace!

    BHD says:
  • Il principe de le stile inimitabili à lasciato noi tutti orfani.
    Per me, la sua più grande eredità è la Alfa Duettottanta, un capolavoro minimalista che merita dire, quando si preme il pusante di ignizione: \”Parla! …\”

    Sergius says:
  • dude looks like alan delon in that first pic

    tom says:
  • Superb vehicle designer, particularly in the 1960s. Thankfully his and his father’s legacy will live on through other members of the family and their employees. RIP d:-/

    Jetwax says:
  • pininfarina>steve jobs

    bob says:
  • Great men will never die but they are kept alive in their work, even if someone does not know Sergio Pininfarina and accidentally sees one of his cars and appreciates the beauty of the lines he has created is enough to make him immortal. God bless him, Although I probably could never own one of his master-pieces but this does not stop me admiring his talent.

    Babak Fassihi (Architect) says:
  • what is a 17 yo kid doing behind the wheel of a Ferrari awyyans?? I mean seriously I wonder where he will be in a couple of years with whatever he wants he gets where’s the parental control? where’s the values he’s learning?huge tsk!

    Niamat says:

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