1980 Ferrari Pinin Prototipo – – did not sell for €464,000. The one and only four-door Ferrari ever built. A unique homage to Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina. Formerly in the Jacques Swaters Collection.
The Pininfarina design slowly faded from memory until years later, when it was sold to Jacques Swaters, the famed head of the successful Ecurie Francorchamps Belgian racing team and close friend of Enzo Ferrari. In 2005, Mr. Swaters showed the Pinin at the Essen Motor Show, which was notably part of Pininfarina’s 75th anniversary celebration. In 2008, Mr. Swaters sold the Pinin to its current owner at RM’s Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione auction.
After 30 years, the meticulously preserved Pinin is a credit to its namesake and his company. It is accompanied in the sale by a truly impressive and irreplaceable history file. As the only four-door Ferrari, the Pinin is a unique, forward-thinking design statement that embodies the longstanding relationship between one of the world’s finest sports car builders and its preferred coachbuilder and designer. Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM
1980 Ferrari Pinin Prototipo 1.02.200-sold for €176,000. Meticulously preserved as part of the Jacques Swaters Collection, the Pinin is a credit to its namesake and his company. It is accompanied in the sale by a series of design sketches, correspondence between Ferrari and Pininfarina, copies of the original brochures produced for the launch of the car at the 1980 Turin Motorshow, as well as a truly impressive and irreplaceable history file. The Ferrari Pinin is unique, being the first four-door Ferrari built, and as such it is an extremely important car.