The all-new 1964.5 Ford Mustang took 4200 hours to build and is worth a fortune
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The next-generation Ford Mustang will be unveiled in September, but now there’s a new version of the original pony car.
Renowned custom car maker Ringbrothers has unveiled an all-new vehicle based on the 1964.5 Mustang convertible it built for a client.
Well, it still has the wheel covers from the original car, but everything else was custom made.
Working from CAD data, the team actually enlarged the body an inch in length and width and combined it with the modern, in-house designed chassis they use for many of their projects.
At a glance, it looks like a slightly modified version of the car on the outside, while the interior is a more updated take on the original, although it retains the popular low-back seats. at the time.
“The customer was very involved in the process and insisted on maintaining a subtle, stock-like appearance,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring.
« Everything was modeled after the original Mustang design, but we refined the lines and added a number of 3D printed details to make it truly unique. »
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Things are much more modern below the surface. The car is powered by the same 5.0-liter V8 found in the current Mustang and uses a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ringbrothers didn’t say how powerful it is, but upgraded it with custom intake headers and a Flowmaster exhaust.
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Another 21st century touch is independent rear suspension, which the factory Mustang didn’t get until the last model launched in 2015.
Penske Racing shocks and springs, Baer brakes and unique alloy EVOD wheels fashioned from the 1964.5 Rally design complete the package.
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Ringbrothers dubbed the car Caged and said it took 4,200 man-hours to build. Its price has not been revealed, but many other boutique creations have been auctioned off for hundreds of thousands of dollars.