Carrozzeria Scaglietti

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Mid 1950s-era Carrozzeria Scaglietti cloisonné badge, as fitted to Ferrari 500 Mondial and other Scaglietti-bodied cars

Carrozzeria Scaglietti (Italian pronunciation: [karrottseˈriːa skaʎˈʎetti]) was an Italian automobile design and coachbuilding company active in the 1950s. It was founded by Sergio Scaglietti in 1951 as an automobile repair concern, but was located across the road from Ferrari in Maranello outside Modena, Italy.

Scaglietti gained Enzo Ferrari's trust and respect both through his bodywork and design skills and for providing a retreat for young Dino Ferrari. Their professional relationship began when Ferrari asked Scaglietti to repair and modify race car bodywork in the late 1940s, which was soon followed by orders for full car bodies in the early 1950s.[1] Scaglietti and Dino Ferrari designed a 166 MM, s/n 0050M, the first Ferrari to have a "headrest" bump. This feature was subsequently used on most racing Ferraris of the 1950s and 1960s. The idea was initially despised by Enzo but championed by Dino, and 0050M's design became an overall success. The car became a prototype for the Monza range.

In the mid-1950s, Scaglietti became the Carrozzeria of choice for Ferrari's racing efforts. Many sports racing prototypes were designed and manufactured at their facility. All those exclusively designed by Scaglietti carried the Scaglietti & C. badge while cars built to outside designs did not. The company's 1958 250 Testa Rossa, with its Formula One-inspired pontoon fenders, is one of the most famous Scaglietti designs. Several of Ferrari's most coveted models such as the 250 California Spyder, 250 GTO and 250 Tour de France were built by Scaglietti to a Pinin Farina design.[2]

Today, the former Scaglietti works is owned by Ferrari and used to produce Ferrari's current line of aluminium bodied cars, including the 488 and F12, using both modern and traditional techniques.[1] In 2002, a special edition of the 456, the 456M GT Scaglietti was named in honor of Scaglietti. This was followed by the 2004 introduction of the 612 Scaglietti, a 2+2 GT car produced until 2010. Despite names honoring Scaglietti, both the 456 and 612 were designed by Pininfarina.

Sergio Scaglietti died at his Modena home on 20 November 2011 at the age of 91.[3]


Ferrari 166 MM Scaglietti, rebodied in 1953
1954 Ermini 357 Sport
1957-bodied Ferrari 250 Monza

Original Scaglietti designs include:[4]

Bodies executed to a third party design:



  1. ^ a b Bremner, Richard (2017-02-27). "How to get the perfect body". Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  2. ^ Anselmi, Angelo; Marcel Massini (2006). Making a Difference. Milan: Le Edizioni Dell Opificio. p. 196.
  3. ^ "Automotive legend Sergio Scaglietti passes away". Oncars India. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Tribute to Scaglietti". 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ "1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta by Scaglietti". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  6. ^ "166 MM s/n 0050/0308M". barchetta.ccnet. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  7. ^ "735 Sport Scaglietti Spyder 0428M". Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  8. ^ "166 MM/53 Vignale Spyder 0262M". Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Ferrari 250 Monza Scaglietti Pontoon Spyder". Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  10. ^ "1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta by Carrozzeria Scaglietti". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  11. ^ "1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  12. ^ "1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe by Scaglietti". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  13. ^ Smith, Kyle (2020-03-13). "When Scaglietti put all-American Corvettes in bespoke Italian suits". Hagerty Media. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  14. ^ "1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider by Scaglietti". Retrieved 10 July 2019.


  • Anselmi, Angelo (2006). Making a Difference. Le Edizioni Dell Opificio.

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