Sergio Pininfarina has passed away in Turin, Italy at the age of 85. He oversaw the design of several important models including the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT, 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider and 2003 Maserati Quattroporte.

Sergio Pininfarina has passed away in Turin, Italy at the age of 85.

Best known for running the company that bore his name, Sergio was born on September 8th, 1926. He went on to receive a degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic of Torino in 1950. Sergio then began working at his father's design firm, Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, and eventually became its chairman following the death of Battista Pinin Farina in 1966.

Under his tenure, the company created some of the most iconic automobiles in history including the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT, 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1968 Ferrari 250 P/5, 1980 Pinin concept and, more recently, the 2003 Maserati Quattroporte.

Pininfarina leaves behind a wife and two sons.

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