Lingenfelter Collection: Camaros

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I have a rule when I go to car shows. Unless it’s a very special 1957 Chevy or 1969 Camaro, I’d rather take photos and video of cars that you don’t see at every car show. I don’t have anything against ’69 Camaros or ’57 Chevys, it’s just that there are rarer cars. The Lingenfelter Collection doesn’t have any ’57 BelAirs but it does have a number of Camaros, including at least one ’69. Like every car in the collection, it has a story and of course it’s not a run of the mill 1969 Camaro and certainly worthy of preserving in photos and video. The Collection describes its ’69 Camaro as “the finest restoration on the planet Earth”. It’s a very rare, numbers matching Z-28 with a dealer installed JL8 4 wheel disc brake option that was developed for Chevy’s Trans Am program. There are two other Z-28s in the Collection, a dark blue 2nd generation car, and a red gen III Z-28 that was one of only 116 made. SS models are represented by a ’67 SS 350 Camaro. Those are the stock Camaros in the Collection. There’s a 4th generation wheelie popping drag Camaro, a Callaway Camaro, and two first gen cars that Ken Lingenfelter has had customized. An eye popping orange ’67 carries a 572 cubic inch LPE big block and there’s a full custom ’68 made by Kustom Creations that Ken calls the RS06. It’s a 1968 Camaro body mounted on a C5 Corvette Z06 chassis and drivetrain. Even without the ‘Vette innards, the RS06 would be worthy of note. It’s simply stunning. Details on the RS06 are below the jump.

– 640 Horsepower Chevrolet 427 CID LS7 engine built with LPE L92 CNC ported cylinder heads and boosted by a Harrop TVS MP2300 Supercharger
– Kooks LS7 stainless steel long tube Camaro headers
– Custom 3 inch stainless dual exhaust with Corsa pro series stainless tips
– Be-Cool heavy duty aluminum radiator & A/C condensor

– Built from original 1968 Camaro RS body with relocated firewall
– Fiberglass custom hood and front fascia built on top of original Camaro inner hood shell and C5 Corvette hood hinges
– Stainless steel fabricated front grill assembly, roll out LED head lights, LED turn signals, corner lights
– Custom metal work to build front ZO6 fender gills & door modifications
– Front and rear orignal Camaro glass flushed in
– Custom rear fascia, custom tail light fixtures with C5 tail lights and stainless trim
– Custom stainless lower rear fascia trim around C5 Corsa tail pipes and license plate frame
– Sherwin Williams Caribbean Blue Paint with silver under coat
– ITW Capless fuel filler – rolls open via electric motor
– Custom rear bumper built from original 68 OEM part
– Custom RSO6 fender badges

Drivetrain & Suspension
– C5 ZO6 Corvette front frame widened 80 MM
– C5 ZO6 Corvette front control arms, hubs, K&W coil over shocks
– C5 ZO6 Corvette rear frame widened 80 MM
– C5 ZO6 Corvette rear control arms, hubs, K&W coil over shocks
– C5 ZO6 bellhousing, torque tube assembly, 6 speed manual transmission, rear differentail

– C6 ZO6 Corvette dash, door pannels, center console, seats
– Black alcantara seat and door panel inserts, custom RSO6 badge
– Full custom floor to adapt for C5 rear frame assembly
– C6 ZO6 steering column, Momo steering wheel
– Vintage Air HVAC system

Wheels, Tires, Brakes
– Rushforth aluminum wheels 18 x 8 front 19 x 10 rear
– Goodyear Supercar Tires
– Baer 6 piston front and rear brakes
– Hydratech hydroboost brake booster

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