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


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

Named Caged, the convertible is powered by the identical Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 as the present manufacturing facility Mustang GT. It has the identical 10-speed automated transmission usually bolted to this engine from the manufacturing facility as properly, 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 route. 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. Relatively than the inventory 14- or 15-inch wheels, Caged will get 18-inch wheels wrapped in Continental tires. Ringbrothers additionally added an impartial 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 practically each half to create the fashionable look with a stock-like look that the consumer wished. The one manufacturing facility Mustang components are the wheel middle caps, and plenty of components 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, in order that they’ll in all probability be joyful that it is anticipated to stay round for the next-generation Mustang. Identified 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 seemingly stick round, together with a hybrid possibility. Gross sales ought to begin in 2023, which means the brand new Mustang will seemingly be a 2024 model.


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