James Glickenhaus, 62, is no stranger to cars and proves that if you can dream it, you can make it a reality. Previously a movie director in the 80s and 90s, Glickenhaus produced several films including The Exterminator and The Protector. He then dove into the finance world and followed his father’s footsteps in the Wall Street investment bank, Glickenhaus & Co. Being the head of an investment firm gave James the grand opportunity to own a world-renowned car collection. He collects exotic cars– most notably Ferraris. James has a stable that houses a 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, a P3/4, a 412 and the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione.
The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina started off as an Enzo, but after talks with the famous Italian designer, it was transformed into the one-off super we see today. In 2009, Glickenhaus announced that he would be creating a new version of the P4/5 that would be raced in the 2010 24 Hours Nurburgring. This would end up being the P4/5 Competizione. This track-ready one-off was based on the F430 Scuderia and was built to FIA GT2 standards. Unfortunately, Ferrari was not fond of the Competizione project, and cut ties with the race team, refusing to sell them parts for the engine.
Through Glickenhaus’ creativity and hard work, he was able to become an extraordinarily successful businessman and artist. Because of this success, he was able to own the cars of his dreams and create not only one of the finest garages on the planet, but his own imagination of how a supercar should look like.
Here is Part 1 of an amazing documentary about Glickenhaus’ famed Ferrari P4/5 Competizione:
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