A prestigious tribute to an important milestone. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development issued a stamp dedicated to Pininfarina on the 90th anniversary of its foundation. With a circulation of four hundred thousand copies, the stamp is a real collector’s item: the vignette reproduces the Modulo, a concept car on a Ferrari mechanical base, whose 50th anniversary since its debut this year. The stamp was designed by Pininfarina.
The Modulo, which stands out on the stamp together with the “Pininfarina 90” logo on a white background, is a special, extreme, minivan sedan. A unique experimental prototype of a futuristic car that goes beyond the traditional stylistic language, it was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970. Designed by Paolo Martin and built on a Ferrari 512S chassis and just 93 cm high, Modulo features two overlapping body shells, separated by a straight groove at belt height. The front, the pavilion and bonnet are combined in a single arched curvature; the large windscreen is bordered by truncated cone pillars that considerably lighten the extensive frontal area. Access to the passenger compartment is obtained by sliding the entire dome, including the windscreen, on special guides.