It’s not unusual for a concept car to be striking, but it’s still fairly rare for one to be so mesmerizing even five decades after it was created. You can credit the Ferrari 512S Modulo’s long route to roadworthiness for part of that appeal, perhaps. Award-winning at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018, the astonishing coupe required no small effort to get to where it is today.
The original car was designed by a Pininfarina designer, and built atop the chassis of a Ferrari 512S. First shown to acclaim at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, it was bought in 2014 by director, producer, and car addict James Glickenhaus. He and his team set to work bringing the concept to life.
That was easier said than done. Though the engine block was in place, that was effectively the only part present. After restoring the 5.0-liter V12, and bringing the space-age exterior and interior up to scratch, the Modulo was ready for the asphalt just prior to Pebble Beach kicking off in Monterey, CA.