Wisconsin-based custom car builder Ringbrothers has just completed its latest project, so things are off to a great start in 2022. Meet the 1969 Dodge Charger restomod dubbed “Captiv,” a souped-up American muscle car armed with adrenaline-inducing (modern) power.
Brothers Mike and Jim Ring tackled the custom build for motorsports legend and TV personality Greg Murphy of New Zealand. That’s actually where the Dodge’s initial disassembly took place. The car then sailed across the Pacific Ocean to America, making its way to Spring Green, Wisconsin, and undergoing the state-of-the-art transformation. After an 8,000-plus mile journey and 4,240 hours in the garage, the Captiv was born.
Straight out of fuzzy, rose-tinted memories of Detroit’s heyday and featuring design work by Gary Ragle, the Ringbrothers restomod beams in “Pile Up Yellow” BASF paint, a color code it shares with Porsche’s Signal Yellow. Matte-black racing stripes, door handles, side mirrors, exhaust finishers, and badges are a tasteful touch. Under the hood, the Captiv packs a (you guessed it) Hellcat Hemi crate engine generating 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque that pairs with a Tremec six-speed manual.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.