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April 3, 1966 – Battista “Pinin” Farina, founder of  Pininfarina, dies
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April 3, 1966 – Battista “Pinin” Farina, founder of Pininfarina, dies

Giovannibattista Pininfarina nel suo ufficio con il figlio Sergio nel 1950 (Lapresse) Born in 1893, as the the tenth of eleven children, Battista Farina earned the nickname "Pinin," which translates from Italian to the "youngest" or "smallest" (brother). As he aged, the name stuck, in part thanks to his rather short stature. Pinin, however, would prove that the sky is the limit, regardless of your measurements. Starting at age 12, he began working at one of his brother Giovanni's Stabilimenti Farina body shop, where his love for automobiles evolved. He spent decades at the company, learning the ins and outs of coachbuilding from his big brother. Farina left his brother's company to found Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in 1930. He desired to design and construct new car bodies and quickly ...

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