Like his more famous distant relative John before him, Ken Lingenfelter is as passionate about cars as any other gearhead out there and has been since the get-go. “My parents used to tell me that when I was four or five I would stand on the hump of our ’55 Chevy and name all the cars that went by: Ford, Dodge, and so on,” remembers the 58-year-old Michigander, who also still fondly recalls the very first time he set eyes on a 1963 split-window Corvette coupe — in his humble opinion a timeless work of automotive art. His first daily driver was an Oldsmobile 4-4-2, which he traded in after a few years for a 375-horse SS 396 Camaro. His first Corvette followed in 1977.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2011/08/02/ken-lingenfelters-exceptional-collection