In this brief tribute from the VeloceToday Archives, November 23, 2011, Michael Lynch tells us why Sergio Scaglietti is so important in Ferrari’s history. And as usual, so very well-told.
By Michael T. Lynch
The world has lost one of the great artisans of immediate post-World War II coachbuilding. Sergio Scaglietti died last Saturday night at his home. A son of Modena born in 1920, he joined his brother at Carrozzeria Emiliana when he was just 13, a year short of what Italian labor laws of the time allowed. This was due to the death of his father and the need for family income.
By 1937, he and his brother joined Renato Torcelli and formed Carrozzeria Torcelli & Scaglietti. The shop was directly across the street from Scuderia Ferrari and they were soon repairing the Alfas of the Scuderia.