Unveiling the Iconic 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback “SPLITR”

In classic automobiles, the 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, known as “SPLITR,” stands tall as a symbol of power, performance, and automotive history.

Owned by enthusiast Michael Schmalz Jr. and crafted by the skilled hands of Ringbrothers, this masterpiece embodies the essence of the golden era of muscle cars.

Let’s dive into the captivating details that make the “SPLITR” an authentic icon in the automotive world.

Ringbrothers, synonymous with automotive artistry, has elevated the “SPLITR” to new heights through its precision and boundary-pushing expertise.

This masterpiece reflects their unwavering commitment to excellence in every inch of its design.

Under the hood, the “SPLITR” roars to life with a Wegner Motorsports 427 C.I. Ford Racing motor, epitomizing unbridled power.

The Atomic carburetor breathes life into the beast, and the Detroit Speed Engineering rack and pinion system ensures a responsive and thrilling driving experience.

The IDIDIT steering column adds a touch of vintage charm, connecting the driver to the road in a way that only classic muscle cars can.

A custom header complements the symphony of power, Flowmaster/Hurst/B&M exhaust system, and AFCO radiator by Ringbrothers.

SPAL fans and an Aeromotive fuel pump enhance the engine’s growl, transforming every ride into a sensory experience.

The “SPLITR” isn’t just about raw power; it’s about channeling that power effectively. The Tremec T56 6-speed transmission completely controls the driver, shifting through the gears with seamless precision.

Paired with the Detroit Speed 9″ Ford rear end and Dynotech driveshaft, the result is an exhilarating and smooth driving experience.

The marriage of power and control extends to the suspension and chassis. The Detroit Speed Engineering Aluma-Frame front suspension and QUADRALink rear suspension, coupled with sway bars and JRI shocks, create a dynamic equilibrium between the asphalt and the “SPLITR.”

The meticulous chassis work by Detroit Speed Engineering ensures that this classic marvel handles corners as gracefully as it conquers straightaways.

The “SPLITR” commands attention not only with its power but also with its visual presence. The 18×9″/19×11″ HRE C103 wheels balance classic design and contemporary flair, wrapped in Nitto Invo tires, providing the necessary grip for a thrilling drive.

Such power demands equally unyielding control. The BAER 6S 14″ Extreme front/rear brakes offer the stopping force needed to rein in the “SPLITR’s” might, ensuring confidence-inspiring control whether navigating city streets or conquering the open road.

Beyond performance, the “SPLITR” is an actual work of art. The BASF Glasurit 90 Line Ford Race Red paint exudes timeless elegance, paying homage to the car’s racing heritage.

Meticulous paintwork performed at Global Finishing Solutions/Ringbrothers Performer Booth is a testament to the dedication to perfection.

Slide into the driver’s seat, and you’ll find more than horsepower. Recaro seats offer comfort and support during spirited drives.

Classic Instruments gauges harken back to the golden age of muscle cars while providing accurate and essential information.

The Vintage Air SureFit air conditioning system ensures a comfortable cabin, while the Kenwood head unit and JL Audio speakers and amplifier transform every journey into a musical adventure.

The trunk-mounted Optima battery is a practical touch showcasing attention to detail.

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