It seems Jim Glickenhaus has not been hit too hard by the stock market (or possibly movie market,) as he is the first U.S. owner of Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Glickenhaus is familiar in car circles as a big collector as well as the owner of the one-of-a-kind Enzo-based Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5.
According to Veloce Today’s website, the 8C Competizione was launched last week at Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut. There were three 8Cs lined up in their showroom, hidden under red covers with only the famous Alfa shield hinting as to what was underneath.
Although there will only be 500 of these cars in world, Glickenhaus wanted to make sure that his car is even rarer. He wanted the car in a non-factory red paint to match his unique Ferrari. Considering the amount of money and press Glickenhaus has given to the Fiat Group, it’s no surprise they were happy to oblige (likely for a fee, of course.)