• Jun 16, 2011
Back in 2009, we gave you an inside look at a truly amazing car collection located in Michigan. At the time, the owner preferred an air of anonymity, so we referred to him as the "Sultan of Michigan," which is a moniker we've since learned he dislikes and we won't be using anymore. His collection is both expansive and all-encompassing, containing automobiles from a range of eras and locations. The man's name is Ken Lingenfelter (cousin of the late John Lingenfelter), and the doors to his collection will open to the public on Saturday, June 18th.

For $15, you will gain access to a collection of over 150 vehicles that range from early Chevrolet Corvettes to the Ferrari Enzo wearing build plaque number 399. Lingenfelter has amassed the type of automotive showcase that makes all enthusiasts envious, while also providing a timeline of exciting vehicles that spans decades.

This isn't just about viewing a collection that's rarely shared with the public. Ken Lingenfelter is hosting the event to support the Detroit Institute of Opthalmology. The organization is devoted to being the leader in collaboration of vision related research, and a champion of helping those with impaired vision.

You can get a look at Lingenfelter's cars by way of the Lingenfelter Collection website. If you're in the Brighton, Michigan area, however, we suggest you pony up some dough and see the vehicles in person. You'll feel good about helping a charity, and we'll feel jealous that we're not there to see the cars for ourselves. This is a collection that is not open to the public, but is occasionally available for car clubs to view when they donate proceeds of the viewing to charity.

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (313-824-4710), or at the door (7819 Lochlin
Brighton, MI). We've gone ahead and posted an older video showing just a portion of the Lingenfelter Collection after the break.



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      Andrew Grimston
      • 3 Years Ago
      I live in Ann Arbor and will be there for sure!!!!!!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice car collection but that song used to be good before it was featured on 70% of the videos on the internet.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not good to let them sit like that. Mr. Ligenfelter, I volunteer my services to "exercise" them regularly.
        PeriD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        seriously. unfortunately someone has that job. apparently there is a full time guy who is like a curator for his collection basically. i mean he must have some sort of inventory system just to know what he has. i'm sure he walks through there every now and then and is like "huh, forgot i had that one."
      Bryan South
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess there is profit in having those cars, but I don't think the owner really sees it that way. I think it's dumb to have that many cars. Having only a few key cars and actually using them is a much better idea. Hey check out my Enzo! No we can't drive it but you watch me rev the engine!
      Jake S
      • 3 Years Ago
      You know, there's a television show that covers people who have collections like these. It's called "Hoarders."
      VROOOM!
      • 3 Years Ago
      This has to be the absolute worst video ever shot. I was mesmerized by the vehicles yet got quickly sick at the horrible horrible camera work.
        Lemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @VROOOM!
        Pretty sure you quickly got sick when you realized there was a 3rd room full of exotics and your mind was blown. Not everyone is a professional cameraman...don't hate
      Danny423
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Garage is 3 sections, one is exotics, one is classics, and one is Corvette's. The Reventon's probably my favorite, not everyday you see one of those.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      oh, it's at the Edsel Ford estate? I should go, seeing as it's within walking distance.
        Dapper_Otter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        The Edsel Ford thing is a different show on Sunday. The Lingenfelter viewing is on Saturday in Brighton. The site says you can buy tickets at the door so I'm going to count on that (not a long drive for me since I'm in AA).
        Jim
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        well, I guess it's too late or something, 'cos when you go to where it says to try to purchase tickets, all it tells you is "Sorry, this site contains no viewable items." so, thanks, I guess.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess the video will have to do.
      • 3 Years Ago
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