After Carroll Shelby
on May 10th, the automotive world lost another legend in designer Sergio Pininfarina. The man responsible for many of Ferrari's most successful and iconic nameplates passed away early Tuesday morning at his home in Turin. He was 85.
Born on September 8th, 1926, Pininfarina took over his father's sports car design firm in 1961. He penned dozens of models for various automakers including Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Peugeot. However, his greatest and most significant work was for Ferrari, starting with the 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet.
Pininfarina went on to create the mythic Ferrari Testarossa, Daytona, 250 GT Coupé and others. Overall, his résumé includes no fewer than 1,000 car designs of which 250 became a reality. All of them combined for more than 30 million units sold worldwide.
|Sergio Pininfarina, Luca di Montezemolo (Photo: Ferrari)