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The Pinin is the only four-door Ferrari ever made

The only one made...Is that a good thing?

2y ago

When I mention Ferrari you expect fast supercars that want to basically kill you when you put your foot down. What you don't expect is a four-door sport sedan. Well back in 1980 a one-off concept known as the Ferrari Pinin was created by Pininfarina, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Ferrari Pinin was first unveiled at the 1980 Turin Auto Show by Sergio Pininfarina. Leonardo Fioravanti led the team that has been mainly behind the designs of most Pininfarina Ferrari designs since the 1960s. It had a 5 speed-manual gearbox with a front engined 4.8-litre flat 12.

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The interior was tobacco-coloured Connolly leather and the dashboard of the car was designed by Borletti. Its screen display was produced by Veglia, which is only visible when the key is in the ignition.

The current owner of this impressive car is Professor. Anthony Nobles who live in California. He first lost the biddings at Factory auction but after many years of tracking the car Professor. Anthony Nobles got hold of it in 2017 at Maranello.

What do you think?

What is your opinion on the Ferrari Pinin ? Do you think it should have made it into production? Or are you glad that it never was produced? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

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Comments (49)

  • I'd rather have that than an SUV

      2 years ago
  • They also made seven 456 GT Venices, a mix of four door saloons and estates for the Prince of Brunei

      2 years ago
  • Although the Pinin´s front reminds me very much of the front of the Opel Senator B, I'm sorry to say, that it isn't the only 4-door built by Ferrari. They built at least one other for the Sultan of Brunei. Which car manufacturer didn't...

      2 years ago
  • For a car from 1980, it has a lot of style. I would like to see the 2018 version of this had it been in production all these years.

      2 years ago
  • I do appreciate seeing this article, it keeps this car alive for those who never see it. As that it lives in my collection and I enjoy driving it I can comment on its performance. The car originally had a BB512 engine but without any internals. The suspension was welded so the car could only be rolled not driven. After the Maranello auction Mauro Fogehri (Sr. Engineer from Ferrari who was responsible for many significant Ferrari’s like the 275) was engaged to make the car a runner. A BB512 engine was added, suspension, fuel tank, electronics and all required mechanicals to make the car road worthy.

    The car is stunning, it’s quick and a great piece of history of design as that many modern cars have drawn from the design cues Pininfarina developed on this concept car. I will at some point do a test and publish the performance specs, but haven driven most Ferrari’s ever built fro Formula 1 to a 308 I can say the experience is magical and as a true enthusiast I don’t care about how fast it gets 0-60, I enjoy the design, the passion and the historical significance it represents.

      2 years ago
    • Wow! That is great Anthony. It sounds like you enjoy the car alot. I must admit I was surprised about it when I first read about it. It is very stunning and beatiful.

        2 years ago