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4Pininfarina in the black for first time since 2004

Italian design house Pininfarina predicted last May that it would face an operating loss for 2012 but still come out with a net profit. Both predictions have come true – the company is reporting an operating loss of 8.2 million euros and a net profit of 32.9 million euros ($42.5 million US).

13Are the best days behind the Italian carrozzeria?

Museums, Not Motor Shows, Take Center Stage In 2012

55Legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina passes away

The world of automotive design has lost another great. Sergio Pininfarina – the honorary chairman of the Pininfarina Group that bears his family name – passed away last night at age 85.

6Pininfarina turns first net profit since 2004

Automotive News reports Pininfarina projects it will turn a profit for 2012, thanks in part to debt restructuring. The Italian design studio hasn't seen a profit in eight years, but signed a deal in April to restructure $182.6 million in debt. The move effectively stretched the studio's repayment deadline from 2015 to 2018. At the same time, Pininfarina announced it will likely see an operating loss this year, but a one-time gain of $57.6 million will result in the net profit. Last year, the com

24Sergio Scaglietti passes on to the big carrozzeria in the sky

Late on Sunday, Ferrari confirmed the passing of its legendary coachbuilding collaborator Sergio Scaglietti. He was 91 years old.

8Video: Carrozzeria Zanasi is Enzo Ferrari's bodyshop

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11Fiat back in the mix as Bertone manufacturing unit goes up for sale

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7Tokyo Auto Salon: Mazda Mega-Gallery

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