• Aug 2, 2009
1967 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione by Pininfarina - click above for high-res image gallery

The name James Glickenhaus should be familiar to Autoblog readers. He is, of course, the gentlemen who commissioned the marvelous Enzo-derived Ferrari P4/5 several years ago. He's also the kind of wealthy car collector who most, if not all members, of Autoblog would choose to be in that alternate universe where we are all wealthy car collectors. That is to say, Glickenhaus doesn't just squirrel away his incredibly rare cars in a climate-controlled warehouse; he takes 'em out an drives 'em as God (and the Italians) intended.

One of Glickenhaus's more recent acquisitions is the 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione by Pininfarina. The diminutive gull-wing concept was built by Ferrari and its styling partner Pininfarina in 1967 as a design study and an experiment in aerodynamics. It was never intended for production, but lessons learned from it were eventually applied to other cars. The Dino 206 Competizione lived in the Pininfarina museum for more than three decades until 2007 when, after several years of pestering, the design house finally agreed to sell it to Glickenhaus. It won best in class here at Meadow Brook against some strong competition, including Glickenhaus's own 1967 Ferrari 330 P3/4 Spyder and a wonderful Austin Healey 3000. And yes, Glickenhaus told us he drives this one-of-a-kind machine regularly.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      There was also a red street Dino, I believe a winner from a previous year, parked on the edge of the visitors' parking lot. Plenty of other cool cars in the visitor lot including a couple of Gallardos, plus a nice white Turbo Esprit that was leaving the Meadowbrook grounds just as I was getting there.

      There were two new Alfa 8Cs, one yellow and one red, plus a Veyron, in the dealer display area, and the Veyron is still as ugly as the 8C is beautiful. One of the prize winners was a vintage boattail 8C.

      I got the guy from the Gilmore museum near Kazoo to open up the engine compartment in the back of their Tucker. Huge boxer engine. I didn't realize that the production Tuckers had water cooled engines.

      It's the kind of show that even jaded car guys see cars that make them go, "did you see that?". The '59 convertibles were all perfect. Hard to tell which has bigger fins, a Caddy or a Plymouth/Desoto.

      They even had one of my favorite bikes, a John Player Special replica Norton Commando.

      I hung around and it was fun to see all the cars driven off the grounds. All of them started right up as far as I could tell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder what it is about the beginning of a trend being pure.

      This '67 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione, and the 67-68 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale, and the 1966 Jaguar XJ13 are three of the purest forms of automotive sculpure... and were designed and built as prototypes at the beginning of the mid-engined road car trend, as race cars started to be homologated for the road.

      The bodies were sculpted and hand built with passion for both function and form.

      Amazing vehicles, all three. I wish such passion still were prevalent and pure. The McLaren F1 is about the only thing since that has really reached that level of pure design and engineering, eschewing all committee-think and compromise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      go to garage419.com you can see an interview with,and a look at the cars,this guy owns at a car show that happened in palm beach FL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty cool, it has a rear and front spoiler.
        • 5 Years Ago
        didn't he add those? given the handing 'characteristics' of the car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      there must be nothing sweeter then owning a one-of-a-kind Ferrari
        • 5 Years Ago
        sweater? how about owning two cars, one of disputed pedigree (the 3/4) and one that's not a ferrari (the dino) but are both ferraris? That's pretty damn sweet, I can imagine the ire of a few of the more up tight ferrari collectors quite upset at either car, and the unadulterated awesomeness of driving either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How about owning 2 one of a kind ferraris?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can attest to Mr. Glickenhaus' driving his cars around. I was once driving down the cross county expressway in Westchester county in NY, and saw his P4/5 cruising along in the opposite direction! Man, that was a sight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The yellow one looks like it could be an EV. Funny looking bug eyed thing. Terrarium on wheels, looks like it took style from the 70's Pacer that AMC produced
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is pretty hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had a diecast model of this car when I was a kid. Was my favorite toy. What a sweet car..