The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina is one of the most incredible custom Ferraris ever created, but it sits in an even more incredible stable created by collector James Glickenhaus. And here you can take a tour of its most beautiful pieces, courtesy of Fast Lane Daily, with the man himself.
The highlights of this interview are almost too many to list, but here's a quick peek:
- Jim once owned a Volkswagen Beetle that lacked a heater. The only way he could barely feel warm again while driving it in winter was to hope he found a puddle, splashed it in a bit, and let the steam from the exhaust heat up the cabin just the tiniest bit
- He once purchased a Ferrari 275 GTB Longnose Alloy Coupe, that he promptly put 65,000 miles on as a daily driver. It was only after buying it that he learned it raced in the historic Targa Florio
- He's also put 60,000 miles on his Ford GT40 Mark IV, the exact same car that Bruce McLaren raced at Le Mans
- A little about the Ferrari P4/5, and how that came to be
- A whole lot about the race version, the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione, which started out as a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. I say "started out," because by the time it raced in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, barely anything of the original car was left. Of the engine, the block was the only major remaining piece.
- Some more hints about his new masterpiece, the SCG003. It sounds like it's going to be a show-stopper, before it conquers the track.
Go watch the whole thing, right now. You'll be happy you did.