When you read the names Jim and Mike Ring, that might ring a bell in your mind, although they are better known simply as the Ringbrothers, acclaimed custom car creators working out of their shop in central Wisconsin.
Every year, one of the highlights of the SEMA Show is to see what the Ringbrothers have brought. And now, one of their amazing creations is the Pick of the Day, the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro known as “The Grinch” being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealerships in Seekonk, Massachusetts.
“The design of this car is breathtaking with its visual effect,” the dealer notes in that advertisement. “It doesn’t scream at you but simply whispers convincingly in your direction.”
The Ringbrothers are known not only for their custom car designs but for their skill at fabricating the parts needed to produce cars that not only look great but that are ready for driving. Many of the parts the Rings have created have become in demand by other car builders, so the brothers have gone into production of various hinges, handles, etc.
The dealer notes that the Grinch has been driven just over 4,000 miles, including a pair of Power Tour trips.
“During the transformation, many body modifications were made including flared wheel openings, extended rocker panels, quarter panels and fenders,” the ad says. “The gas cap and breather was fabricated on the driver’s side rear quarter which is hidden under the rear deck lid. It’s outfitted with a custom carbon-fiber hood and rear spoiler.
“The body is laser straight with precise gaps throughout.”
Not only is the body done in a custom shade, the interior features custom gray Italian leather, a one-off dash and other custom parts.
Power is produced by a Wegner Motorsports LS3 V8 tuned to provide 620 horsepower.
The dealer notes that “the custom-made metal intake manifold was reversed with a throttle body and air box that draws air in from the cowl.”
The engine feeds a Bowler TKO Tremec 5-speed manual transmission with ACT twin-disc clutch for smoother shifting. At the rear is a Detroit Speed Ford 9-inch posi differential.
The list of custom parts seems endless, just like the quality of the work for which the Ringbrothers are known. The car is offered for sale for $225,000.