Sergio Scaglietti obituary

Ferrari 250 GTO and Testa Rossa creator Sergio Scaglietti has died, aged 91

The car design world is mourning the loss of Sergio Scaglietti. The Ferrari coachbuilder passed away in his Modena home on November 20 2011, aged 91. His name is legendary thanks to his creation of some of the supercar firm’s most iconic shapes. The original California, 250 Testa Rossa and 250 GTO are among the cars on a pretty special looking CV. In 1951 he founded Carrozzeria Scaglietti, a design and coachbuilding company opposite Ferrari’s Maranello works. It assisted the design and construction of Ferrari racers and road cars from the 1950s, and is now owned by the Italian manufacturer. It was recently used to produce the F430 and V12-engined 612 Scaglietti, the latter car named in recognition. Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo released a statement on behalf of the company. ‘Today is a sad day for Ferrari. We lost a friend, a travel companion, 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. Who had the luck to know him like I did will also remember him as a straightforward and honest man, completely dedicated to his work. We will miss him.’

evo review of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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