CAR NEWS, FERRARI — BY CHRIS ON JULY 3, 2012 AT 10:17 PM — NO COMMENTS
Legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina, who is responsible for the design of some of the most iconic cars ever made, has died aged 85 at his home in Turin.
Sergio Farina was born in Turin on September 8, 1926. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in 1950, then he began his career in Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, the coachbuilding company founded by his father. The company designed cars for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati, and eventually also for Ferrari.
Their prestige was huge, so family was allowed to change its surname from Farina into Pininfarina, thanks to a presidential decree in 1961. Sergio became managing director of the company that same year. When his father died in 1966 he also took over the chairmanship of the firm.