Car enthusiast James Glickenhaus’ company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, has unveiled a fully-working, road-going version of the Baja Boot revival vehicle we detailed earlier this year.
SCG showed the prototype off at Monterey Car Week this month, with Glickenhaus’ sending out a series of photos and videos of the first finished Boot from his Twitter account before the week-long event.
— Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (@Glickenhaus) August 14, 2019
Two versions of the SCG Boot will be available: a road-going, civilian version and a racing version. The road version will be powered by General Motors‘ familiar LT1 Small Block V8, which will be paired with a 4L80E automatic transmission, while the Baja racer will get a supercharged LT4 Small Block V8 and a built Turbo 400 automatic. More advanced suspension, fire suppression equipment and other safety items will also adorn the race version.
The SCG Boot is a modern-day take on the Baja Boot that late actor Steve McQueen raced in the late 1960s, including in the 1969 Baja 1000. McQueen didn’t make it very far in the infamous off-roading event, with the Boot’s gearbox failing about 25 percent into the race. Glickenhaus is now the owner of the McQueen Boot – along with many other noteworthy cars from motorsports history.
SCG is planning both two- and four-door versions of its modern-day Baja Boot revival. Two-door versions will start at $258,000, while the four-doors, (slated to go on sale next year, a little after the two doors) will start at $287,500.
Similar to McQueen, SCG plans on racing the new Boot in the Baja 1000 and because it’s a completely road-legal vehicle, they will be able to drive it all the way home again afterward as well. This is similar to what the team does with its SCG003 supercar, which is eligible to race alongside GT3 cars in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, but can also wear a license plate and be driven on the road.
The SCG Boot will make its race debut in the Baja 1000 this November, so stay tuned for updates on its race campaign.