After nearly five decades at the helm of Italdesign Giugiaro SpA, Giorgetto Giugiaro has retired from the Italian design house he founded. Both he and his 50-year-old son still own a 9.9 percent stake the company that was sold to Audi, but as of June 28, the legendary designer has left the building.
Giugiaro’s legacy can’t be overstated. He helped pen everything from the Ferrari 250GT SWB Bertone to a Ford Mustang Concept. He brought the DeLorean DMC-12 to life, along with the Volkswagen Golf, the BMW M1, the Lotus Esprit, Maserati Bora, and even the Yugo. Oh, and he designed a freaking pasta.
Rather than wax poetic on the man and his machines, let’s just tell the story through pictures. Show us your favorite Giugiaro designs below and let’s start with this: