Pininfarina Dies at 85 / by Evan Troxel

This man had a gift. Sergio Pininfarina's designs were the icons of my youth when I first fell in love with them. I can't tell you how many times I drew the Testarossa on yellow grid paper when I was a kid. I think I still have those drawings somewhere. He was an inspiration. I wonder what it was like to work in his design studio.

Born in 1926 near Turin in the industrial north of the country, Pininfarina worked with top carmakers during his long career, designing the Ferrari Testarossa, Fiat 124 Spider and Maserati GranTurismo, among others.