The legendary Ferrari coachbuilder, Enzo Ferrari’s great friend and ally, responsible for some of the most iconic exotic cars ever made, Sergio Scaglietti has passed away at 91 years old.
“We lost a friend, a travel companion and a man who had his name forever connected to the Prancing Horse. Sergio Scaglietti leaves behind the legacy of an artist who with his talent created some of the most beautiful cars of our history”, said the Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemelo.
Being located across the road from Ferrari in Maranello outside Modena, Italy, Sergio Scaglietti has founded back in 1951 an automobile repair concern. Scaglietti quickly gained Enzo Ferrari’s trust and respect through both his bodywork and design skills. Scaglietti became the Carrozzeria of Choice for Ferrari’s racing efforts and many sports racing prototypes were designed and manufactured at their facility.
The original Scaglietti designs include the 1958 250 Testa Rossa, the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport, the 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II, the 1954 Ferrari 250 Monza, the 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, the 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza and the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Scaglietti Coupe. Bodies executed to a third party design were the 1957 250 California Spider, the 1962 250 GTO and the 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France.
Rest in Peace!