Obituary: car designer Sergio Scaglietti dies aged 91

Sergio Scaglietti, the Italian car designer who worked closely with Ferrari for half a century, has died at the age of 91.

In his early teens, Scaglietti got a job at a garage, where he helped fix cars that had been involved in car accidents. Enzo Ferrari, whose factory was nearby, learned of Scaglietti’s skills and soon offered him work with the company. Years later, Ferrari purchased Scaglietti’s own business.

Among Sergio Scaglietti’s most famous work was the bodywork for many of Ferrari’s 50s race cars, and a series of classic road cars including the 1958 Testa Rossa and the Ferrari 250 GTO. In 2004, Ferrari honoured him by creating the 612 Scaglietti in his name.



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