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Barrett-Jackson 2013: Ring Brothers 1965 Ford Mustang “Producer” goes for $286,000

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Ring Brothers 1965 Ford Mustang Producer

Our last featured Mustang from the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction is the famous “Producer” 1965 Mustang built by the Ring Brothers. We first saw this stunning machine at the SEMA show in 2011, and like other cars built by the company, we were completely smitten with the incredible craftsmanship and quality of the build. We weren’t the only ones – after SEMA, Producer went on to win the Goodguys “Street Machine of the Year” award. Those credentials added up to a final selling price of $286,000, the second highest Mustang of the auction behind – you guessed it – the Ring Brothers “Dragon” Mustang.

Vehicle Description:

A 1965 Ford Mustang nicknamed “Producer” and built by the Ringbrothers that claimed the title of the 2012 Goodguys Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award. The car, which debuted at SEMA last year, drove off with the top award at the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Well known for their ability to transform Mustang’s into modern masterpieces, the Ringbrothers have set the bar even higher with this ’65 Mustang. The body was widened an incredible 4″, highlighted by the custom BASF orange paint, and both the hood and roof are carbon fiber signature Ringbrothers touches. Under the hood is a high compression Keith Craft-built 427cid stroker based on the 351 Windsor small block making 740 crank horsepower.

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  • Another master piece from the kings of custom muscle cars. The Producer truly is a work of art.

  • RageRover says:

    To be honest:
    1) The work does look phenomenal

    2) Unless I was a die hard Harley fan (or it’s CEO, CFO, VP, President, etc.), I would have chosen a different color scheme (than bright orange & black, Harley Davidson’s factory colors). Basically, I’m not “diggin'” the orange (a lot of those “crazy” colors (purples, neon greens, bright orange, yellows, etc.) for some reason look pretty good on other 1960/70’s “Pony”/”Muscle” cars, mainly the Mopar stuff), but don’t think orange suits a 1964/65 Mustang. Just my $0.02

    3) As I said, overall, the quality of the work, the “fit & finish” looks amazing, but IMHO I think there are a few “let downs.”

    The rear “spoilers”? (not sure what to refer to them as) sort of look like they were “second guessed” and screwed on at the last min! I’d be curious to know if there is any aerodynamic benefit (or negatives!) from them (did they do any windtunnel time?) and if there is any benefit, I think they could have incorporated those two rear “flaps” a bit better, than just using two screws!

    4) Basically the same goes for the front splitter/Shelby bumper. There obviously seems to be some sort of cooler in there (intercooler? oil cooler? tranny?), but I think they could have been incorporated a bit better.

    5) LOVE the gas filler w/ 110 octane engraved on it, does it only run on race gas? or will run well with just “premium pump gas”?

    6) I’m sure they put a lot of time in it and happy for them that it sold for the price it did (although you can now argue it raises the price on all ’64/65 Mustangs, which is a whole other argument better left for another time!).

    7) Lastly, I am a fan of “resto-mods.” But I like to keep the “mods” hidden. My dream was/is to build a 64/65 Shelby-Mustang GT350 replica, but incorporate some hidden or at least not obvious up-dated features such as: better brakes, suspension, etc. Basically, some small touches that would help bring the vehicle in to the “21st century” but wouldn’t be obvious.

    Just my $0.02

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