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Ringbrothers Unveil Custom 1968 Mercury Cougar

By: Ringbrothers | Photos Courtesy of: Ringbrothers

Ringbrothers, the world-renowned custom car builders and parts manufacturer, today unveiled its latest creation – a resto-mod 1968 Mercury Cougar. The stunning Cougar makes a healthy 460 horsepower from its Ford Coyote 5.0L V8 engine connected to a 10-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission borrowed from the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Ringbrothers 1968 Mercury Cougar Resto-Mod
The Ringbrothers Custom 1968 Mercury Cougar features a 5.0L Coyote V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission, combining the Ringbrothers typical extreme performance and design background with a more traditional restoration

Ringbrothers gave the Cougar a frame-off restoration that included new floor pans and transmission tunnel, new performance suspension by DSE, brakes, and HRE Series C1 C103 Forged 3-Piece wheels wrapped in Michelin tires. The Ringbrothers team completed the show-quality bodywork thanks to 3M’s bodywork products and fresh BASF paint, and a new bumper, grille, hardware and badging finish off the appearance. Under the hood, Motul synthetic oil keeps the engine running smoothly, while a custom Flowmaster exhaust provides an aggressive growl.

Ringbrothers 1968 Mercury Cougar Resto-Mod
The Ringbrothers Custom 1968 Mercury Cougar features a 5.0L Coyote V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission, combining the Ringbrothers typical extreme performance and design background with a more traditional restoration

“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.”

Ringbrothers 1968 Mercury Cougar Resto-Mod
The Ringbrothers Custom 1968 Mercury Cougar features a 5.0L Coyote V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission, combining the Ringbrothers typical extreme performance and design background with a more traditional restoration

“While we couldn’t bring the car to the SEMA Show, we hope it can be shown to the public soon,” continued Mike Ring, co-owner of Ringbrothers. “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 offer several billet aluminum parts for fans to build a custom Cougar of their own. Click here to see the products available for the platform.

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