Automotive icon Sergio Scaglietti dies at 91

Sergio ScagliettiThe automotive industry lost a great icon yesterday. Sergio Scaglietti, responsible for the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 500 Mondial, 750 Monza and other great vehicles, died on Nov. 20. Scaglietti was 91 years old.

Born in Modena, Italy, Scaglietti’s first job was at a garage at age 13. At 16, Scaglietti and his older brother started their own garage across Ferrari’s Scuderia factory. Soon after the garage opened, Scaglietti was repairing cars for Enzo Ferrari.

Enzo eventually asked Scaglietti to build Ferrari a new chassis. The company’s 612 model was named after Scaglietti as a tribute to the man.

“Today is a sad day for Ferrari,” Ferrari said in a statement. “We lost a friend, a travel companion, a man who had his name forever connected to the Prancing Horse. Sergio Scaglietti leaves behind the legacy of an artist who, with his talent, created some of the most beautiful cars of our history.”

– By: Omar Rana