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Ringbrothers’ 1965 Ford Mustang Is Subtle, Coyote-Powered Cruiser Perfection

It’s not a crazy performance build, but a subtly reimagined 1965 Mustang convertible designed to cruise.

Ringbrothers builds some of the most incredible vehicles anywhere. From 1,200-horsepower Chevy K5 Blazers to an F1-inspired 1948 Chevy Truck, the task is often understood and it is always delivered in spectacular fashion. The latest in the Ringbrothers’ masterworks was on display at the 2023 SEMA show, and it’s an almost ordinarily looking 1965 Ford Mustang convertible that is anything but ordinary.

The body may look untouched but it was subtly widened one inch on each side to give the car better proportions. It would be difficult to tell without having a normal Mustang beside it because the proportioning work is masterful. Even going so far as to make slightly larger taillights to hide the extra width, and also reprofiling the grill to more aggressively sunken in, all of the genius of the build isn’t obvious or flashy.

But the typical Ringbrothers touches are there, with the Cerakote finishing on all of the exterior metal pieces and intricate milling work for the door handles and trim pieces, it all comes together to be an incredible, Singer-level design slam dunk. The interior was redone to match the exterior with subtle touches that are true to the original beauty of the Mustang interior, complete with Dakota Digital gauges.

Underneath it all is a Roadster Shop unibody chassis with Penske dampers and an independent rear suspension. While the hardware sounds serious, it was tuned to be comfortable and soft. The same goes for the powertrain, a Ford Performance crate Coyote V8 with a Ford 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission. Unusually for Ringbrothers, the engine is untouched and has its stock 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, complete with custom valve and intake manifold covers to beautify the engine bay.

It may not look totally redone, but that’s the point. Taking on the most beautiful car designs of all time and improving it so completely is no small feat, but the Ringbrothers cracked the code. 

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