• Nov 13, 2008
James Glickenhaus is best known in these parts as the rich guy who paid Pininfarina a lot of money to create a custom body for his Ferrari Enzo, thus creating the renowned and oft-driven Ferrari P4/5. Apparently Glickenhaus is not strictly a Ferrari fan, as he has now become the first of 100 Americans to receive the keys to a U.S.-spec Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe. Glickenhaus even reportedly paid enough extra for his 8C Competizione to get the Alfa Romeo factory to finish his car in the same shade of red used on his one-of-a-kind P4/5. Shortly after Glickenhaus took the keys and went for a first drive, the same dealership handed over two more 8Cs to slightly lesser mortals.


[Source: VeloceToday via AutoFiends]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't that basically a Ferrari California with better-looking bodywork?

      Glickenhaus is a cool guy. As hoyaCS08 says, he can buy what he wants, and he drives these things-- doesn't put them on a pedestal. To that I'd add that he has great taste.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Apparently Glickenhaus is not strictly a Ferrari fan,"

      Where do those Alpha parts come from?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ahem, its "Alfa"....
        • 6 Years Ago
        ooooh burned!
        • 6 Years Ago
        sorry, i was going for less of a "burn," and more of a this argument is not relevant in this case, kinda thing. He really isn't just a Ferrari fan, it's my understanding he has quite a diverse collection.

        excuse me on the Alpaha, I'm an idiot
        • 6 Years Ago
        Alfa, not alpha.
      • 6 Years Ago
      sadly, according to Jeremy Clarkson this car isn't very good, only beautiful..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was in Modena, Italy in September and was lucky enough to have a personal tour of the Maserati factory where all Maseratis and Alfa 8cs are made.

      It was very cool too see them all busy being made. This is a very nice looking car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Glickenhaus is the rich car buff we all dream of being. He has enough money to buy whatever he wants, and he drives the snot out of even his rarest cars. Apparently the P4/5 has something like 50,000+ miles on it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like he bought it just to have a cool commuter car. Gotta love this guy!

        His license plate is "001 USA" and he parks it outside the Rye, NY train station.

        (I've tried a thousand times to link the story from the "other" car blog but I guess AB doesn't like that.)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Glickenhaus for president? That would really be 001 then :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here is the pic everyone really wants! Taken by Jim G.

      http://img259.imageshack.us/my.php?image=006wm7.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd take the Alfa!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does that girl come with the car too?
      • 6 Years Ago
      He Leaves It at the train station in Rye Ny every day.
      Really nice car to look at when driving by.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Heh, in the title it says his name is Jim; in the article it says his name is James.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does he own a blue maserati because i used to see that car parked in the Rye train station before I started to seeing Alfa Romero parked there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, it would be so nice to be filthy f*cking rich! Money doesn't buy you happiness, but it WILL buy you an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really respect Him, and his love of cars, but he tends to make me jealous! ;-)

      He is like Jay Lenno, only with a taste for exotics!
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