Powered by the 5.0 Coyote V8 with custom-built headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system.
Ringbrothers is one of the planet's most famous custom car builders, thanks to a series of glorious bespoke machines. Earlier this year, it unveiled the Chevy K5 restomod called the Watchman. Its second high-profile release this year is called Cage, a custom-built 1964 Mustang drop-top powered by the 5.0-liter Coyote motor found in the current Mustang GT.
According to Ringbrothers, the owner set a clear design objective. They wanted to subtly evolve and modernize the original Mustang's lines and proportions while respecting the original aesthetic. The result is a true restomod, with epic old-school design boasting 21st-century technology.
While it may look like the original car, only the center caps for the wheels were carried over from the original factory-spec car. The Ringbrothers team used metalwork to convert the Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis into a unibody design while working an additional inch into the bodywork. The body was finished in Burgundy Brave, and all the chrome and stainless-steel trim was treated with Cerakote Titanium C-105P.
"The client was highly involved in the process and adamant on maintaining a subtle, stock-like appearance," said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. "Everything was cued off the Mustang's original design, but we sharpened the lines and added several 3D-printed details to make it truly unique."
The grille is set back two inches to feed air to the Ford Performance 5.0-liter Coyote crate engine. The Ringbrothers added custom-built headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system. Output figures have not been disclosed but we can tell you that the power is sent to the rear axle via Ford's 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission.
For additional grip, Cage rides on a set of 18-inch EVOD Industries wheels that mirror the styling of the original Mustang's Rally design, shod with sticky Continental rubber.
The car has an independent rear suspension setup and Penske Racing Shocks RS Edition performance coilovers front and rear. It comes with a set of powerful Baer Brakes to reign it all back in.
"Every piece of this car has been touched and updated with the original design cues in mind, down to the iconic Mustang taillight bezels, gas cap, and running horse emblems," added Ringbrothers co-founder Jim Ring.