Ringbrothers has brought five beautiful creations to the 2022 SEMA Show, two of which have won the Battle of the Builders in their respective categories. And while their 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, named Patriarc, didn’t make the shortlist, it still pulls at our heart strings. This immaculate Mustang shows off the possibilities that can be had with metal craftsmanship, but don’t let that fool you. Under the hood, this Mach 1 Mustang is all business.
Ringbrothers 1969 Ford Mustang Patriarch: Details
The body of this classic Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been widened by two inches, and the rear quarter panels have been lowered. While the Ringbrothers Mustang Patriarc is mostly metal, there are still plenty of carbon fiber additions involved in the build. The spoilers, diffuser, quarter panel intakes, and hood are all made from the lightweight material.
The interior is mostly custom, with a unique dash and seats that have a modern high-tech feel. Of course, no restoration project is complete without some homage paid back to heritage, and retro touches have been added, most notably with the double-cowl design for the dash. Additionally, the car’s interior is complete with all the creature comforts found in modern vehicles without sacrificing the glory of the 1969 Ford Mustang.
Of course, we must remember the fantastic performance aspects of the Ringbrothers Ford Mustang Patriarc. The engine of this build is a bit more modest than the supercharged one in the Camaro Strode. However, this car is certainly not slow, with a Ford Performance Aluminator 5.2 XS engine under the hood that produces 580 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque at a screaming 7,800 RPM. This kind of raw power delivery makes the Patriarc unfit for street use. At least, that’s what the disclaimer tells us.
All that power is sent to the wheels with a T-56 six-speed manual and a Strange Engineering 9-inch rear differential. The suspension has been switched to independent front and rear with Penske Racing coilovers. Of course, every powerful car needs good brakes, which is why Ringbrothers equipped the Mustang Patriarc with six-piston brake calipers and HRE wheels. The exterior blue pearl color is a beautiful touch that compliments the car, and the seats were designed to match.