Last month, the famous 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R driven by Ken Miles sold for an eye-watering $3.85 million, making it the most expensive Mustang to ever sell at auction. This first-generation Ford Mustang currently being sold at auction on Bring A Trailer probably won't fetch a seven-figure price tag, but it's one of the coolest Mustang restomods we've ever seen.
Nicknamed 'Copperback,' this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback has been reimagined by renowned custom car builder Ringbrothers. Finished in Copper Burnt Orange Metallic with dark gray on the hood, air dam, side skirts, and rear spoiler, the Ringbrothers Mustang was built from the ground up with unique touches including carbon fiber panels, an overhauled interior, and a Roush Performance V8. Work on this stunning Ford Mustang restomod first started in 2007, but additional modifications were made by Ringbrothers four years ago.
The hood and trunk lid were finished in carbon fiber, which took 400 hours alone. The lower side scoops were re-shaped and the bumpers were resized. New side exhausts were also added to the rear lower part of the quarter panels. Other modifications include over 70 machined billet aluminum accents and 19-inch iForged alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the Copperback Mustang is powered by a Roush Performance 427 cubic-inch V8 featuring a Dart Iron Eagle block with aluminum cylinder heads and an electronic fuel injection system with individual throttle bodies. As for the exhaust system, Ringbrothers has fitted custom Magnaflow ceramic headers and a three-inch exhaust system with Spintech mufflers.
The exhaust is also wrapped with a heat shield to keep the components cool. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Tremec five-speed manual transmission and a Currie Ford nine-inch limited-slip rear end with a 3.55:1 gear ratio, but the power output isn't listed.
Inside, the interior modifications are just as comprehensive. To modernize the cabin, Ringbrothers has added custom-molded bucket seats trimmed in brown and black leather and fitted with Schroth four-point harnesses, while other aspects of the interior are coated in carbon fiber and aluminium accents. Two-tone leather also adorns the dashboard, door panels, and Momo steering wheel.
This custom Mustang only has 150 miles on the clock, so let's hope the next owner actually drives it. At the time of writing, the highest bid is $128,000, but with eight days until the auction ends we're expecting the price to hike up considerably.