Watch: Inside Jim Glickenhaus' incredible garage of supercar creations
Jim Glickenhaus and SCG have an impressive collection of classics and supercars. Vlogger Emelia Hartford takes us on a tour of this treasure-trove
Jim Glickenhaus is a famed film producer and director, but of late he’s best known for his ventures within the automotive world. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is heavily involved in motorsport, the new SCG 003 CS is its first road legal supercar, and SCG 006 was recently revealed as a retro sports car. Vlogger Emelia Hartford paid a visit to SCG and was given a tour by Jim’s son, Jesse, of the incredible cars that are kept there.
Things kick off with the ‘Baja Boot’ which was built and designed by General Motors to take on Jeep in the desert race. Sadly, it broke down on its first competitive outing, but that lead to Steve McQueen buying the 4x4 and racing to victory in a later Baja event. SCG are currently building a modern-day incarnation of the ‘Boot’ and intend to race it in the Baja 1000.
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Found sitting up on jacks was the SCG CS, a road legal varian of the Nurburgring endurance racer. The SC is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine that gives it 490hp and the ability to dash to 60mph from rest in just over 3 seconds. This example is finished in an intricate blue tinted carbon and is actually built on a race proven chassis. It keeps good company alongside current racing SCG cars and the latest 750bhp Stradale road car.
Then a real rarity appeared in the form of the Dino Competizione, a one-off show car designed by Pininfarina. The Glickenhaus’ are the first private owners of this functional sports car concept and they drive it plenty. Another masterpiece is the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina, an Enzo based supercar built with Ferrari’s blessing. The Glickenhaus-Ferrari relationship soured when a ‘C’ racing variant was created and the Italian firm demanded that all Ferrari badging was to be removed, hence why the cars are now badged SCG.
Nestled amongst rows of classic Ferrari racers, such as a P3/4 that won the 24 hours of Daytona, is a Ford GT40 and a Duesenberg Model J commissioned by the Queen of Yugoslavia. However, the real gems of the collection come in the form of a Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, the first customer Ferrari ever sold, and the space age Ferrari Modulo Concept.
It’s an amazing collection and we’re pleased to hear that many of the cars are used as intended, and aren’t just trailer queens or museum pieces. Check out the video for yourself.
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