Phillip Thomas News Editor
February 16, 2016
Photos By: Robert McGaffin

The Ringbrothers are a duo that need little introduction HOT ROD readers, as they’ve been creating the most unique, well-crafted street machines that we have ever seen. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw that the fastback 1966 “Bailout” Mustang on eBay, with a buy-it-now price of $229,000.

Featured in Popular Hot Rodding back in 2011, Bailout focuses on a road-race-inspired mentality, with several retro-modern details that blend the styling elements of classic road-race Mustangs with modern materials and technology.

Of course, the Ringbrothers’ trick is pulling those race-inspired styling elements off, while also backing it up with a strong chassis and engine package. Power is more than 600 hp, thanks to a Keith Craft Performance Engines–built 427ci motor. A six-speed Tremec T56 transmission from American Powertrain rounds out the drivetrain, which was shifted back 6 inches in the chassis to improve weight distribution.

On the chassis side of things, a lot of suspension geometry changes were made by Ringbrothers in pursuit of a fine-handling machine. A NASCAR-style Woodward steering rack was used along with modified 1970 Mustang spindles with forward-mounted tie-rod arms. Additionally, the front wheel wells were mini-tubbed for additional tire clearance up front, and the spindles were relocated up an inch in the chassis to help lower the stance. The stock towers were also reconstructed to improve front suspension geometry, and Gateway Performance Suspension’s Street Extreme struts with Eibach springs tie everything together. The rearend is supported by Gateway’s three-link kit, as well.

If the asking price doesn’t immediately incinerate your wallet, head to the eBay ad to see more.

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