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Monday, February 15, 2016

The 600-HP Ringbrothers “Bailout” Mustang Is Up for Sale

BOLD RIDE

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Anyone can restomod a ’60s pony or muscle car, but it’s the finest and most exacting details that really separate the average from the extraordinary. Arguably leading today’s pack of custom car creators are Jim and Mike Ring, the duo behind Wisconsin’s Ringbrothers, and it’s not hard to see why. 
 
Flawless on all accounts, each Ringbrothers creation has a personality and a name all its own. This one, a 1966 Ford Mustang fastback, is known as “Bailout” and if you’ve fallen madly in love with it, you’re in luck. The muscled-up Mustang has hit the eBay auction block.



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At a tall $229,000, it’s not what you’d call cheap, but then again there isn’t an inch of this car that hasn’t been touched or styled. Bailout sits low on a set of sinister Forgeline wheels, around which the fenders have been nipped and tucked. A racy coilover suspension balances the car at all four corners. And the fastback body now boasts a gracefully tucked rear bumper, staggered billet taillights, and an aggressive custom maw with air inlets galore. All told, the entire build took four months from start to finish.
 
As for the interior, it’s a mix of modern day performance and ’60s good looks, without being too race car spartan. Vibrant red Classic Industries gauges line the dashboard and give way to a sleek grab handle on the passenger’s side, while driver and passenger are treated to a pair of Recaro racing seats. The business end of a Hurst shifter pops up out of the floor, met with a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox on the other side. The engine? It’s a big one.



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The Ringbrothers fitted a Keith Craft 351ci small block V8 under the hood (recessed six inches), which has been stroked out to a monstrous 427 cubic inches. Thanks to Mahle forged pistons, Edelbrock aluminum heads, and a big Holley carburetor among other mods, the Bailout Mustang generates a heady 602 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll probably hear it before you see it too; Bailout’s Super 44 Flowmaster mufflers roar through a custom exhaust outlet in the car’s lower rear quarter panels.

With other wild customs including the “ADRNLN” DeTomaso Pantera and the menacing “Recoil” Chevelle, it’s safe to say the Ringbrothers aren’t running short on unique ideas. And you can bet they’ll have another grand showstopper lined up in time for the 2016 SEMA Show this fall.

Photo Credit: Ringbrothers, eBay