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Guess who just bought the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo concept?

The relationship between James Glickenhaus and Pininfarina is evidently going from strength to strength, as the American collector has persuaded the Italian design house to part with the one-off Ferrari 512S Modulo concept of 1970…

Interestingly, the Ferrari 512S Modulo isn’t the first one-off Ferrari to end up in Glickenhaus’ collection via Cambiano: first came the road-and-race P4/5 pairing, with the unique 1967 Dino Competizione prototype following them soon afterwards. Andrea Pininfarina’s reluctance to sell the Dino, and now the Modulo, apparently waned after seeing how active Glickenhaus keeps the cars in his collection.

“Unless something truly special comes my way, I’ve no desire to further extend my collection,” says Glickenhaus. “I don’t want to own stuff that I don’t have the time to drive. It’s no use to have many cars sitting here, rusting and turning into dust. I’ve never understood why people would want their classic cars to have low mileage. It’s like saving your beautiful girlfriend for the next one.”

Road-ready... or at least it will be

Much like the Dino Competizione, shown at Pebble Beach earlier this year and now boasting 20,000 road miles, Glickenhaus has big plans for his latest acquisition: “Modulo has never ever been driven. So we are going to make that happen.”

Photos: Lies De Mol

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