Corvettes of the Lingenfelter Car Collection
Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, isn’t just about creating things to make your car go faster and run better. He is also an avid car enthusiast and has some 150 cars in his own private collection. Recently, CorvetteBlogger got the opportunity to tour the massive collection and we must say, for any Corvette fan, Lingenfelter has some amazing goodies to see.
Lingenfelter’s collection consists of three sections in a 40,000 square foot warehouse. With not many decorations can be found in the facility, the true focus is the very deserving automobiles housed there. In one section, Lingenfelter houses his muscle car collection that consists of almost every muscle car known to man, including a HEMI Challenger, AAR Cuda and NHRA Funny Car. A second section houses Lingenfelter’s collection of exotics. In this room, a Bugatti Veyron, Enzo Ferrari, Mercedes SLR McLaren and a Lamborghini Reventon, among other exclusive foreign supercars are parked.
While both impressive areas, the third section was the one that really piqued our attention. In that area, Lingenfelter keeps his Corvettes, which make up about 40 percent of all the cars he owns. Along with the Lingenfelter and Specter Werkes Corvettes, a ‘53 supercharged Corvette, ‘54 Duntov mule and a Guldstrand GS90 sit majestically. Topping off the seven or eight Callaway Corvettes Lingenfelter owns is a ‘98 Callaway C12. The collection also includes numerous C1 fuelies, big-block C2s and C3s, a ‘54 Silver Styling Corvette with alligator interior trim and a ‘90 Mears/Shinoda ZR-1. Lingenfelter even owns a ‘67 big-block Corvette previously owned by Nicolas Cage.
While we understand that every car collection needs at least a few Vettes, we were impressed with just how many of America’s favorite sports cars, and rare ones at that, that CorvetteBlogger found in Lingenfelter’s collection. Hats go off to Mr. Lingenfelter for paying special attention to one of our beloved car models. For more pictures and coverage of CorvetteBlogger’s tour of the Lingenfelter Collection, check out their story and photo gallery.