Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus To Build Factory In Connecticut

by Lawana Perkins | Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Specialty sports car and race team Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is planning to build a new assembly plant in Connecticut for its upcoming 004 and 006 road-going sports cars.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

The new facility would add to its factory in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., where SCG restores its personal collection of cars and conducts final assembly of the 003, but only has capacity to build around one car per month, said Jesse Glickenhaus, managing director and son of founder and film producer James Glickenhaus. The firm expects to close on the new property at a small airport in Danbury, Conn., a 45-minute drive from Sleepy Hollow, by the end of this week.

In an email to Autoblog, Glickenhaus adds “we are building out this space so that eventually it could build 15 cars per week (although we won’t be at the capacity for several years), and we are building the factory to scale 50 cars per year.”

Clients will easily be able to land a plane and taxi straight to the factory to park. “The main building is a round building that was originally built to manufacture giant revolving turntables for restaurants in skyscrapers or also for railroad stations where trains needed to turn around,” he wrote.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this year granted the company status as a low volume manufacturer, meaning it will be allowed to produce up to 325 cars in the United States and be exempt from certain regulations that larger, volume automakers must contend with. The company currently builds most of its cars in Turin, Italy.

The 006, meanwhile, is a retro 1960s-style two-door roadster that will produce 650 horsepower and start around $250,000. The company first showed off the 003 supercar at Geneva in 2015, and it’s also planning to re-animate the Baja Boot off-roader with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, reportedly in California.


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