Pick of the Day: This ‘Grinch’ might steal your heart

Ringbrothers’ customized Chevrolet Camaro packs 620-horsepower punch

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'The Grinch' is one in a series of Ringbrothers custom cars unveiled at the SEMA Show

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.

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“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.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Just a bit expensive. The color is a bit hard to, to get use to. Would like to see stripes added, maybe black or silver. Just giving a ownership point of view. Keep experimenting and innovating.

    • “Just a bit expensive.”

      Look at all the Porsche Restomod companies springing up, they’re all charging close to a mil for that stuff – Gunther Werks, Workshop 5001, Kaege Automobile & Singer DLS is 2 mil plus … and you’re quibbling over $225k!

  2. A big fan of the Ring Brothers, Kendig and others… The Grinch would fit nicely into my garage, and I’d love to slink around town in that beautiful car even though I’ve never owned a green car and I’m usually not a fan of green. Ironically, it’s that very shade of green that doesn’t plentifully reside in my wallet. Alas, I AM green with envy for the next caretaker of this beautiful Camaro… my all time favorite model of Mustang’s nemesis.

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