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Patriarc 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Debuts As Powerful Restomod

Before rolling out to SEMA 2022, Ringbrothers released a teaser featuring one of its latest creations: the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “Patriarc,” previewing the restomod’s modern drivetrain and classic looks. Now, the aftermarket custom car builder and parts manufacturer has officially lifted the shroud from its latest pony car build, showing off the full extent of the marvelous combination of modern tech beneath a first-generation Mustang’s skin.

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Ringbrothers

The company says it spent 5,000 hours combined in the development of this machine, and it certainly shows. Under the skin, it features the Ford Performance Aluminator 5.2L V8 XS engine, throwing 580 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. A Strange Engineering nine-inch rear end and a Bowler Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission make sure all those ponies hit the pavement. Traction is handled by a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires on HRE Wheels G-Code Edition rollers.

To keep things smooth, the Mustang Mach 1 Patriarc rides on Penske Racing Shocks RS Edition coil-overs along with an independent front and rear Roadster Shop Fast Track suspension. Stopping power is handled by a set of 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers made by Baer Brakes.

All of that high-performance equipment is set beneath an original Mustang Mach 1 body that was heavily modified and retrofitted by Ringbrothers. This required a custom-designed floor pan and transmission tunnel, as well as a bespoke interior and roll cage for safety and comfort. A Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum climate control system keeps things comfortable for the passengers, while Dakota Gauges relay important information to the driver. The body was widened by two inches in every direction and the rear quarters were lowered slightly.

This 1969 Mustang Mach 1 was also outfitted with a host of custom and 3D-printed parts, including a rear bumper, seatbacks, armrests, door panels, emblems and more.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Manda Dannemann

    Memories . . . owned 1969 Mach I, automatic, white, 351 windsor motor. I converted to – 4 speed manual transmission, headers. Loved to purchase similar restomod upgrade but price not affordable for me 🙁 Those were the good ol’days!!


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