James Glickenhaus’ irreplaceable Ferrari 512S Modulo catches fire on drive through Monaco06/28/2019
The Modulo at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este earlier this year.
James Glickenhaus’ incredible, one-off Ferrari 512 Modulo — a radical 1970 Pininfarina showpiece that the hypercar impresario recently converted into a fully functional, drivable vehicle — is in the midst of a European tour that has seen it displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, among other venues.
But while Glickenhaus was driving the futuristic white wedge through downtown Monaco, as one does, something went wrong; the car caught fire, apparently due to some problem with its exhaust setup.
Not long after the incident, this update was posted to the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Facebook page:
That’s the spirit!
It undoubtedly helped that Glickenhaus is more than a little bit familiar with race cars — his SCG003C just ran a respectable ninth overall at the 24 Hours of Nurbürgring despite a crash, and he’s aiming to compete in the upcoming WEC Hypercar class with another car of his own design — so he didn’t panic, followed the procedure and was able to prevent the irreplaceable Modulo from burning to a crisp.
We’re sure it will be back in good repair in short order, and with a better muffler installed to boot. That’s just how Glickenhaus does things.
In the meantime, remember to check your vintage car’s fire extinguisher before you set out on your next drive.
Source: Read Full Article