Ringbrothers’ 1964.5 Ford Mustang convertible “Caged” has coronary heart of a Coyote


Wisconsin-based scorching rod builders Ringbrothers are again with one other traditional muscle automotive restomod. This time it is a 1964.5 Ford Mustang convertible with the center of a contemporary Mustang.

Named Caged, the convertible is powered by the identical Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 as the present manufacturing unit Mustang GT. It has the identical 10-speed automated transmission usually bolted to this engine from the manufacturing unit as nicely, however Ringbrothers added customized headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system.

Ringbrothers Caged 1964.5 Ford Mustang

Ringbrothers Caged 1964.5 Ford Mustang


New bodywork, designed in CAD, is widened and lengthened by 1.0 inch in every path. The grille was set again by 2.0 inches, and the trim was handled with a silver-gray end known as Cerakote Titanium C-105P. Quite than the inventory 14- or 15-inch wheels, Caged will get 18-inch wheels wrapped in Continental tires. Ringbrothers additionally added an unbiased rear suspension, Penske Racing coil-overs, and Baer brakes to enhance the dynamics.

Ringbrothers Caged 1964.5 Ford Mustang

Ringbrothers Caged 1964.5 Ford Mustang


Ringbrothers says it put greater than 4,200 hours into Caged and touched almost each half to create the fashionable look with a stock-like look that the consumer wished. The one manufacturing unit Mustang elements are the wheel heart caps, and plenty of elements had been created with a 3D printer.

Whereas Ringbrothers has gone all-out on excessive builds like an 1,100-hp AMC Javelin, it is also rolled out different extra refined restomods, together with the Hellcat-powered 1969 Dodge Charger named Captiv and a 1968 Mercury Cougar. Like Captiv, the Cougar can be powered by a Coyote engine.

The Coyote has clearly been a boon to scorching rod builders, so that they’ll most likely be completely happy that it is anticipated to stay round for the next-generation Mustang. Recognized internally because the S650 (the present Mustang is the S550), the brand new Mustang is scheduled to debut Sept. 14 on the revamped Detroit auto present. Each the Coyote and the present EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo-4 will doubtless stick round, together with a hybrid choice. Gross sales ought to begin in 2023, which means the brand new Mustang will doubtless be a 2024 mannequin.


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