Introducing the Uncaged: A Restomodded 1965 Ford Mustang
The iconic Ford Mustang has undergone a stunning transformation with the hands of the renowned Ringbrothers. This year, they unveiled their latest creation, the Uncaged, at the prestigious SEMA event. This nearly sixty-year-old Mustang has been brought back to life with a restomod that combines classic design elements with modern innovation.
The team at Ringbrothers left no stone unturned when it came to reimagining this first-generation Ford Mustang. Every aspect of the car was meticulously redesigned, except for the wheel center caps, which are the only remaining factory component. The attention to detail is evident throughout, creating a truly breathtaking vehicle.
When Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, they could never have predicted its immense success. It quickly became the best-selling muscle car of all time, with a staggering 420,000 units sold in its inaugural year. Now, nearly sixty years later, the Ringbrothers have unleashed their vision of what the Mustang could have been—the Uncaged.
The Uncaged boasts a completely new Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis, making it 2.75 inches wider than the stock model. This wider body allowed for enlarged flared fenders, with the bumpers adjusted to match. The result is a Mustang that commands attention wherever it goes, with a stance that is both aggressive and refined.
Under the hood, the Uncaged is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 crate engine, featuring custom Ringbrothers headers. With 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, this Mustang is ready to unleash its full potential. A Ford 10R80 ten-speed automatic transmission, along with a custom driveshaft from the Driveshaft shop, ensures smooth and precise power delivery.
The exterior of the Uncaged is finished in a stunning Burgundy Brave body paint, developed by BASF Glasurit. The custom badging has received the Cerakote Titanium treatment, further enhancing the unique aesthetic of this Mustang. The 18-inch wheels pay homage to the first-generation design, while Continental Redline tires provide excellent grip and control on the road. Baer Pro+ six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors offer exceptional stopping power for the Uncaged.
Step inside the Uncaged, and you’ll find a beautifully crafted interior that matches the car’s exterior elegance. A smaller-diameter steering wheel replaces the original, while Dakota Digital gauges provide a modern touch. Upholstery Unlimited has adorned the cabin with a combination of Burgundy, brown, and black leather, creating a luxurious and comfortable space.
The Ringbrothers’ dedication to perfecting every detail is truly remarkable. It took them over 4,200 hours to bring this Mustang to life, showcasing their unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship. The Uncaged is a statement of automotive excellence, blending classic design with modern innovation.
But the Uncaged doesn’t stand alone. Its evil twin, the 1965 Ford Mustang Caged, was also unveiled by the Ringbrothers at SEMA in August 2022. These two Mustangs represent the duality within the automotive world, where design boundaries are pushed and new possibilities are explored.
In conclusion, the Uncaged is a true masterpiece from the Ringbrothers. With its stunning design, powerful performance, and meticulous attention to detail, this restomodded 1965 Ford Mustang exemplifies the best of automotive engineering. It is a testament to the legacy of the Mustang and a symbol of the Ringbrothers’ exceptional craftsmanship. The Uncaged sets a new standard for restomods, leaving enthusiasts in awe of its beauty and performance.