Barrett-Jackson 2013: Ring Brothers “Dragon” highest selling Mustang at $346,500
We’re huge fans of the Ring Brothers and their custom creations, so any time we see one up for sale we check to see how feasible a second mortgage would be. Even then it would be hard to get our hands on one, as we’re not the only ones who admire the company’s work. That’s why we expected bidding to be particularly vigorous for this Ring Brothers-built 1970 Mustang Fastback at Barrett-Jackson, a car nicknamed “Dragon” that we first saw at SEMA back in 2010. Our expectations were exceeded, though, when bidding soared past $300,000, with the final selling price resting at $346,500 including buyer fees. That’s a lot of coin for any Mustang, but we get the feeling that the new owner won’t have any buyer’s remorse.
Award winning 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “Dragon” created by the Ringbrothers has captivated enthusiasts worldwide. Mike and Jim Ring, famous for their cutting edge design and unparalleled attention to detail, have once again raised the bar for custom automotive builders. Dragon’s powertrain includes a ROUSH 427 IR motor that cranks out 585hp and 545ft/lbs of torque. The engine is lubricated by an external oiler system with custom oil cooler. Dragon has a smooth TKO 5-speed transmission along with a functional custom billet dual Shaker system. The rear suspension is Detroit Speed quadralink and the front is a JME double wishbone. The massive Baer Pro Plus brakes include a brake line lock. The wheels are custom Forgeline. The Ford GT inspired interior is a flawless design of custom leather wrapped interior, billet accents, Recaro seats, racing harnesses, custom Classic Instruments gauges, Alpine flat screen audio and Vintage Air. The paint is a custom BASF “Dragon’s Blood Red” with “Castle Gray” accents. The entire front and rear end of “Dragon” are built from carbon fiber and machined billet. The unibody design was replaced with a custom full length frame that includes belly pans running the entire length of the chassis. The doors and roof have been redesigned to make it look like it is in motion while it is standing still. Dragon’s awards include the prestigious 2010 SEMA Mothers Shine Award, 2011 Hot Rod & Restoration Golden Builder Award, 2011 Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Finalist, 2011 Car Craft Pro Builders of the Year and Mustang & Ford named it 2011 Car of the Year runner up. This amazing car has been featured in many print and online publications including Popular Hot Rodding, Modified Mustangs and Fords, and Mustang Monthly.
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