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Collezione Pininfarina


Ferrari Modulo Pininfarina concept

Ferrari Modulo Pininfarina concept

Ferrari Boxer Protopye

Ferrari Boxer Protopye

Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione s/n 034

Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione s/n 034

Ferrari P6 Berlinetta Pininfarina

Ferrari P6 Berlinetta Pininfarina

Ferrari Mythos Spider Pininfarina s/n EAG 026

Ferrari Mythos Spider Pininfarina s/n EAG 026

Ferrari Rossa Spider Pininfarina s/n 104982

Ferrari Rossa Spider Pininfarina s/n 104982

Pininfarina Ethos Concept Car

Pininfarina Ethos Concept Car

Maserati Birdcage 75th Pininfarina concept

Maserati Birdcage 75th Pininfarina concept

 

The Collezione Pininfarina, established in the eighties, contains about fifty cars of particular importance to the history of Pininfarina. Some of the cars are one-offs or examples of limited series; others are taken from bigger production runs or are styling models and research prototypes. The collection is not complete, nor tries to tell to whole story, but rather give individual examples of Pininfarina designed cars that are significant by their creativity, sentimentally or by the technical or industrial aspect. The oldest car in the collection is for instance the Lancia Astura Bocca Cabriolet of 1936, symbolising the elegance and the craftmanship of Pinin Farina's early cars.

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On display at the Villa Erba was an example of the Cisitalia 202 Berlinetta of 1947, the first car in the world to find a permanent home in any Museum Of Modern Art (namely the New York MOMA). The Lancia Florida II of 1957, which was also on display at Cernobbio, served as the personal car of Battista "Pinin" Farina for the last 10 years of his life. Battista Farina founded Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in 1930. In 1961, the Italian president authorized the change of his last name to Pininfarina.

Pininfarina designed numerous cars in the long-lasting collaboration with Ferrari. The Collezione Pininfarina holds several examples from the long line of Pininfarina designed cars like the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta (also known as Short Wheel Base), the 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena or more recently the 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and the F430. Even more rare than this "normal" Ferrari's, are the Ferrari concept cars by Pininfarina, of which an impressive lineup of 6 cars was presented on the lawn of the Villa Erba near the Como Lake.