by Steve Burns
A couple months back we had the opportunity to tour the immense car collection of Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. The diverse collection contains about 150 stunning muscle cars, exotics, classics, as well as several of LPE’s latest creations. No car collection is complete without a healthy dose of America’s sports car, and this one is no different. Roughly 40% of the grouping consists of Corvettes including some very rare ones.
The Lingenfelter Collection resides in a rather nondescript 40,000 square foot house of horsepower. The interior is relatively simple with white walls and a painted floor. A few photos and pictures hang on the walls and some banners and signs drop down from the ceiling. The focus here is clearly the cars (as it should be). The building is split into 3 sections. One section is for the exotics including a Bugatti Veyron, about 10 Ferrari’s (including an Enzo), several Lambo’s (including a Reventon), a Mercedes SLR McLaren, and a Porsche Carrera GT among several others. The muscle car room holds old Firebirds, Camaros, a Hemi Challenger, AAR Cuda, Novas, Mustangs, and pretty much 1 of every muscle car you can think of. There’s even a NHRA Funny Car in there.
Last, but definitely not least, is the Corvette room. The collection has corvettes from every era and enough zing to make Zora blush. Some of the highlights include:
In addition to all of these there are numerous Lingenfelter and Specter Werkes Corvettes. In addition to the C12 above, there about 6 or 7 other Callaway cars in there as well. Don’t forget the fuelie C1′s and big block C2′s and C3′s in there too. There are just way too many cool cars in there to talk about here so check out some of our photos below.
The collection isn’t open to the public, but is available for clubs and private and charity events. Checkout the collection’s website for more info.
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