Sergio Pininfarina, honorary chairman of the Pininfarina Group, died this week at home in Turin aged 85.
His company were responsible for some of the best-looking and most iconic cars of the last century. Sergio will forever be associated with Ferrari and Maserati. Those moe familiar with his work, and the British car industry will also recognise the work he did with BLMC.
Click the image above to see some of Pininfarina's finest work.
Pininfarina began his career in the family firm in 1950 and became general manager ten years later. Following his father’s death in 1966, he took over the chairmanship of the company.
In 2005, he was appointed Life Senator which marked the culmination of his political career.
Sergio Pininfarina oversaw the construction of the firm’s facilities in Grugliasco, an R&D centre, Italy’s first wind tunnel and floatation on the Italian stock exchange. In 1987, he established an industrial design centre, marking the brand’s ambitions beyond automotive design.