Jim Glickenhaus is loaded in the ways that we wish we were: not only did his father found a finance firm, but he also was the director and producer of a host of movies in the 1980-90s. This background has given him the ability to indulge in his automotive passions, which include Duesenberg, Ferrari, Stutz, Lola…. and 2015 Corvette Z06. But it was his daughter, Veronica Leeds, who was the recipient of the purchase.
She claims her “earliest memories are of my Dad’s 1988 Testarossa” and that “as a kid, I saw a matte black 1991 Diablo parked in a dirty garage in Italy and I coveted one the way my male peers coveted Pamela Anderson.” She “grew up in the passenger seat of my Dad’s Ford Mark IV and Ferrari P3/4” yet didn’t have much experience driving exotics until the opportunity to try out a Lamborghini Aventador presented itself a few years ago. She felt that “even in corsa mode, the steering and suspension weren’t beastly. I was disappointed, like a 12 year old boy who actually had sex with Pamela Anderson and found it was only okay.” She felt the same about Porsches. “I wanted something more vulgar.” And while she loves “the sound of a stick clinking into a gated shifter,” she says Ferrari is not making cars with manuals at the moment.
Then she went to a Corvette driving school and fell in love. Now, at 32 weeks pregnant, her father’s promise of giving her a “sick” car has resulted in her becoming the proud new owner of a beastly beastly new Z06.