Jim Glickenhaus Buys the Ferrari Modulo from Pininfarina

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Renowned racing car collector James Glickenhaus has recently announced he managed to convince famous Italian car design firm Pininfarina to sell their one-of-kind Ferrari Modulo concept. The famous car was unveiled at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and will soon be seen on the road as its buyer claims he can’t wait to drive it around.
Designed by Paulo Martini, the only Modulo car is famous for its superb design and futuristic line, but also for the unique 512S chassis and drivetrain it was created with. A true collectable, the car probably cost a fortune. Even though few people are worthy of driving this one, Jim Glickenhaus is probably the best fitted for the job.

Glickenhaus told folks over at Road & Track he finally managed to convince Pininfaria to sell the car: “Against long odds I’ve gotten Pininfarina to sell me Modulo, which we will aeaken and make roadworthy as we did with Dino Competizione.” And awaken the car will definitely be, considering we’re talking about a man who’s famous for making his own Ferraris.

Famous for building his own race cars

Besides the fact he is an avid collector of former racing vehicles, especially Ferraris, Glickenhaus coachbuilt the Ferrari P4/5 by Competizione, which has been extensively covered by most of the famous auto publications out there. Seven years later, the exclusive car builder said he’ll make yet another Ferrari-based supercar. This time it was supposed to be smaller and lighter that than the P4/5 model.

Reports claim James’ team was that good that eventually Ferrari decided to stop working with them. Whether or not that is true, it seems Glickenhaus and Pininfarina are doing pretty well and one of the company’s legendary model will now rise again. As to the car, his team will carefully work to make the Modulo a true runner, a process that will take place in Europe.

We’ll remind you the Modulo has an extremely low body with a canopy-style roof that slides forward to permit entry to the cabin. All four wheels are partly covered, which could easily make as one of the feature to turn this vehicle into an Sci-Fi ride. Another special feature of the design are the 24 holes in the engine cover that reveal the Ferrari V12 engine. A beast that develops 550 horsepower, a top speed of 220 mph and is able to hit the 62mh mark in 3.1 seconds.

In case you’re wondering where to look to actually see the beauty driving on the street, reports are that’s going to be on U.S. soil. Once it will be ready, the beauty will cruise back to New York to get the proper vanity plate and join Glickenhaus’ great collection.

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