Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:45:00 GMT
Pininfarina’s greatest car designs: Pictures

The 20 greatest car designs of Pininfarina

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Arguably the world's greatest ever car designer, Sergio Pininfarina, sadly passed away on July 2 2012, aged 85. The son of Battista Farina, who founded the Pininfarina dynasty, he took over as President of the Turin-based coachbuilder in 1966 following his father's death.

Paying tribute, Luca di Montezemolo described him as 'a great advocate of Italian design, thanks to his sense for elegance.'

Elegance is what Pininfarina has always been about. While others like Zagato chased spectacle, or like Giugiaro pursued cutting-edge simplicity, Pininfarina's designs embodied classical elegance and an unerring sense of proportion.

He developed a particularly close relationship with Ferrari, and almost all Ferraris of the modern era have carried Pininfarina's little blue 'f' badge with a crown on top. Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Peugeot, Honda, Rolls-Royce and many others followed.

Here's our own tribute to Italy's foremost design house: the 20 best shapes ever created by Pininfarina.