Classics Ringbrothers gave this once-crusty Cougar a Coyote transplant
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Ringbrothers, the Wisconsin car builder known for wild custom muscle cars and trucks, is showing its newest build, a subtly restomodded 1968 Cougar that uses a late-model Ford powertrain. The build began with a crusty Cougar that needed new floor pans, so the fabrication crew stripped the car down to its shell, cut out the rust, and rebuilt everything from the ground up.
Detroit Speed & Engineering provided a new suspension that uses HRE Series C1 C103 forged three-piece wheels and Michelin rubber to deliver handling that a Mercury engineer could have only dreamt of in 1968. Unlike some of the Ringbrothers’ wilder builds, this Cougar’s sheetmetal was left as the factory intended, although it is now coated in a beautiful shade of green BASF paint and highlighted with new brightwork including bumpers, grille, and custom Ringbrothers emblems.
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The most dramatic change for the upscale pony car is the addition of a 460-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 crate engine paired with a 10-speed automatic pirated from a Ford Raptor. With the hood closed, the only indication that something unusual is afoot is the shifter integrated into the otherwise factory-looking interior. The high-revving, power-dense engine breathes through a custom Flowmaster exhaust to get even more of a classic V-8 sound from the modern mill.
“We put our heart into each car we build, and this Cougar is no exception,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “The finished product is mild and classy, yet any enthusiast instantly knows it’s not stock. I imagine this is what Mercury designers would have come up with if they were building the Cougar today.”
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“While we couldn’t bring the car to the SEMA show, we hope it can be shown to the public soon,” continues Mike Ring, the other half of the Ringbrothers’ ownership duo. “We had never done a Cougar before, so this was a fun build. I love working with new shapes and coming up with new ideas.”
Ringbrothers usually has something new to, so they’re no doubt cooking up a fantastic build for this year’s big event. Their previous builds include Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros, a Blazer, a Pantera, , so there’s no telling what to expect later this fall.
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 First Drive: Thunder Macher! .
Rest in thunder, 2016 to 2020 Shelby GT350. Your ethereal 5.2-liter Voodoo V-8 was too good for this low-redline world; not even the recently introduced, supercar-baiting GT500’s 7,500-rpm cutoff can match your 8,250-rpm supernova scream. Your loss is so profoundly felt we’ve been casting about for some car—any car—to fill the hole in our heart. But that car won't be the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Not because it's not great, but because it's not supposed to be.