Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
May 31, 2012
Photos By: Alastair Richie

For the Producer, the Ring brothers started with a one-owner '65 fastback from California, then proposed the project, along with its budget, to owner Gary Bowers, who saw the car for the first time when it was displayed at the Mothers booth during last January's Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

Jim admits they went over-budget with the build. "We always try to out-do what we've done before," he says. "We'll laugh at some of the ideas we come up with. But when we start to run out of ideas, we'll go back to the ones we used to laugh at."

Producer Highlights

Body Mods

  • Widened four inches (two inches each side)
  • Carbon-fiber roof
  • Carbon-fiber hood with scoop
  • Full belly pan
  • Aluminum front fascia
  • Fuel filler in custom quar- ter vents
  • Billet hood hinges, door handles, taillight bezels, hood pins
  • Paint: BASF Tire Fire Or- ange, sprayed by Chad Hagerety
  • Graphics: Sycolorgy

Interior Mods

  • Custom seats and steer- ing wheel
  • Trim by Upholstery Unlimited
  • Custom instrument panel
  • Custom instruments by Classic Instruments
  • Sony CD head unit with Kicker speakers and amplifiers


  • AVCO springs and shocks
  • Art Morrison full chassis
  • Ididit rack-and-pinion and steering column
  • Baer six-piston front and rear brakes
  • Tilton master cylinder
  • Wheels: Custom Forgeline/ Ring Brothers with pin drive
  • Tires: Michelin, 315/35/18 front, 345/30/19 rear


  • Keith Craft 427 stroker 351
  • 740hp, 750 lb. ft. torque
  • Edelbrock Performer intake with Holley carb
  • Custom air cleaner with front-mount filter
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads
  • Crane camshaft
  • Dry sump oil system
  • C&R custom oil cooler with front-mount filter
  • BeCool radiator
  • Spal electric fans
  • Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers


  • Tremec T-56 six-speed transmission
  • Custom shifter by Ring brothers
  • Quicktime bellhousing
  • Johns Industries dif- ferential
  • Dynotech driveshaft
  • The more you look at a Ringbrothers' car, the more neat things you discover.

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