Carrozzeria Scaglietti

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Carrozzeria Scaglietti badge on a 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Carrozzeria Scaglietti (IPA[ˈkarɔˌtsɛria ˌskaˈʎjɛtti]) was an Italian automobile design and coachbuilding 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 Dino Ferrari as a youth. Scaglietti is credited with the "headrest" bump present on most racing Ferraris of the 1950s and 1960s, a design at first despised by Enzo but championed by Dino. The company's 1958 250 Testa Rossa, with its Formula One-inspired pontoon fenders, is one of the most famous designs of the time.

In the 1960s, Scaglietti became the Carrozzeria of choice for Ferrari's racing efforts. This began with the 250 GTO, the design of which Scaglietti took over after Giotto Bizzarrini was fired.

Today, the former Scaglietti works is owned by Ferrari and used to produce the aluminum F430 and 612 Scaglietti cars.

Some famous Ferrari designs by Scaglietti include: