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Sergio Pininfarina exhibition to open in Maranello

Fri, 12 Oct 2012

The late Sergio Pininfarina will be honored in a three-month special exhibition at the Ferrari museum in Maranello, Italy, from 26 October.

The ‘Grandi Ferrari di Sergio Pininfarina' – Sergio Pininfarina's great Ferraris – exhibition will feature his classic designs and current Pininfarina evolutions in three halls: Concept Cars, Motorsports and Grand Touring Cars.

The Concept Hall will be filled with famous designs such as the Modulo, the P6 and the four-door Pinin concept.

The Motorsports Hall is set to feature a collection of his designs for some of the most successful racecars ever, including a 250 LM – the last Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans – the 250 SWB Stirling Moss drove to win the Touring Trophy, and the experimental Formula 1 Sigma which will be presented next to a current Ferrari Grand Prox machine.

Eleven cars will be presented in the Grand Touring Hall, divided into categories of origin: the front-engined berlinettas and those with mid-rear engines, such as the BB prototype as well as some modern Ferraris designed by Pininfarina.

Sergio Pininfarina was one of the most recognized figures in automotive design history and helped develop the firm's long-standing relationship with Enzo Ferrari in the early 1950s. Since then Pininfarina has designed more than 60 years' worth of Ferraris.

The memorial exhibit will be launched by Ferrari and Pininfarina family members as well as Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo and will run to 7 January, 2013, with tickets and updates availabe on the museum's website.

By Rufus Thompson