This restomod Ford 'Copperback' Mustang Fastback was just sold for Ferrari money
It's a lot of cash. Is it worth it?
Different people have different opinions on restomod cars and while I agree that sometimes tuners tend to overdo it, they can also get it right and when they do, the result is spectacular. This particular example is a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback rebuilt by the Ringbrothers, custom car specialists, and it was just sold at auction on a Bring a Trailer for $265,000.
They've called it the 'Copperback', chiefly because of the intriguing Copper Burnt Orange Metallic paint they've used for the body, nicely contrasted by dark grey side skirts, hood, rear spoiler and air dam. Some of the body panels are actually made from carbon fiber and under the hood beats a Roush Performance V8 heart. So far so good.
The Ringbrothers have been working on this vehicle for a very long time, they started in 2007, and the carbon fiber finish on the hood and trunk lid, just a random example, took them around 400 hours. The engine, a Roush Performance 427 cu in V8 with a Dart Iron Eagle block, was also modified with aluminum cylinder heads and a new electronic fuel injection system, and the same thing can be said about the exhaust system, which was modified with the addition of new Spintech mufflers and custom built Magnaflow ceramic headers.
Under the hood, the Copperback Mustang is powered by a Roush Performance 427 cubic-inch V8 featuring a Dart Iron Eagle block with aluminum cylinder heads and an electronic fuel injection system. The gearbox is a 5-speed manual. Nothing fancy.
The cabin was revamped with custom made bucket seats a Momo steering wheel, both with brown and black leather upholstery, and Schroth four-point harnesses, and several elements have been coated in carbon fiber and aluminum.
The Copperback only has 150 miles on the clock and it is obviously in perfect condition, which only leaves us with one question...