Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Thursday 4th December 2008
Pininfarina, the famous Italian design house, have been involved with the design of all sorts of vehicles since their humble beginnings over seventy years ago: locomotives, boats, aircraft and others have all benefited from their unique style, but it is motor cars that the company is most celebrated for.
The company most closely associated with Pininfarina is Ferrari. Since 1952 a total of 163 different types of Ferrari are Pininfarina designs, including the 250 GT Coupe, Dino 245 GT, Daytona, Testarossa, F40, F50, Modena and the fantastic Ferrari P4/P5.
The Argento Vivo was initially a formal and technological research prototype built in conjunction with Honda. The car was presented to the international press at the Tokyo motor show in 1995 by Sergio Pininfarina and Nabuhiko Kawamoto, President of