From humble beginnings of five cars stuffed into a three-car garage, the Lingenfelter Collection has grown into an amazing collection of 150-plus unique cars in a 40,000-square-foot space.
Today, the Collection holds a variety of Corvettes, muscle cars, and exotics, including some of the rarest automobiles in the world, including a Bugatti Veyron, an Enzo Ferrari, and a Lamborghini Reventón.
Today, we take a look at a video spotlighting one of the Corvettes, a super-nice 1965 Sting Ray convertible that features one of the rare L78 396 Turbo-Jet V8 engines under the hood.
The L78, which was the most powerful 396 engine ever produced by Chevrolet at 425 horsepower, was packed into just 2,157 Corvettes in 1965 (and another 2,000 full-size Chevys) before production ended.
This particular example is finished in Nassau Blue paint over a black interior with a black convertible canvas top and is connected to a Muncie 4-speed transmission. The Sting Ray also features power steering, 4-wheel power disc brakes, side exhaust, knockoff-style wheels, and Firestone Gold Line tires.
The Collection isn’t open to the public ordinarily, but the folks there do make it available for corporate and charity events, silent and live auctions, and car-club specialty showings. For more information on the collection, or to learn about availability and scheduling an event, you can call (248) 486-5342 Ext. 10.