To celebrate the lifelong contribution of Sergio Pininfarina, who passed away earlier this year at age 85, Ferrari is running an exhibition dedicated to the late designer at its museum in Maranello, Italy. The exhibition features examples of most of Pininfarina’s creations for the Prancing Horse brand, including some items never before shown to the public.
In fact, not only are there cars, but plenty of memorabilia as well. Suffice it to say, this is one museum visit every gearhead should partake in should they have the opportunity.
It should come as no surprise then that the exhibition, which commenced on October 27, has already drawn in record crowds to the Ferrari Museum. On one day alone more than 1,000 visitors showed up.
This result is an absolute record for the museum and due to the high numbers the organizers needed to double the number of tours scheduled. In case you’re interested in visiting, tickets cost approximately $17 and can be booked online via the website www.museoferrari.com.
The exhibition is broken up into three different halls, one each for race cars, concepts and production cars. There’s also a mural showing every Ferrari ever penned by Sergio Pininfarina.
In the race car hall, some of the highlights include a Le Mans winning 250 LM, the 250 SWB Stirling Moss drove to win the 1961 Tourist Trophy, and the experimental Formula 1 Sigma, suggested by Pininfarina in the 1960s.
In the concept hall, visitors are treated to the likes of the Modulo, the P6 and the extraordinary four-door Pinin.
Finally, in the production car hall, visitors are greeted with a collection of front-engined Berlinettas, the BB prototype, and several other notable models.