Born in 1938 Leonardo Fioravanti specialised in studying aerodynamics and car body design at the Politecnico di Milano.
Aged 26 he joined Pininfarina as stylist in 1964, he remained with the company for 24 years eventually becoming the Managing Director before leaving to found his own styling studio Fioravanti in 1991.
Along with responsibilities for designing today’s featured 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 model Leonardo is credited with involvement with the design of the Ferrari 246 Dino, 365 GTC/4, 512 Berlinetta Boxer, 308 GTB and 288 GTO.
During a television interview Leonardo confirmed the rumour that he designed the 365 GTB/4 in just seven days.
This particular 1970 RHD car was given this particular registration on the 23rd May 2012. The headlights mounted behind acrylic glass feature was outlawed by US vehicle regulations in 1971.
After over two hundred Ferrari Friday blogs this feature is going to be rested for a couple of month’s until June. The reason is purely because I can no longer find a Ferrari a week to write about, my thanks to Jr Cracker who first suggested this feature in November 2010.
Thanks for joining me on this “In Just Seven Days” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow for a military adventure. Don’t forget to come back now !