The Ringbrothers 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Recoil has garnered an incredible amount of attention since it debuted at the 2014 SEMA Show. The 1966 Chevelle Recoil build has even been featured on the famed Jay Leno’s Garage. And Mr. Leno very much approved of the 1966 Chevelle.
Ringbrothers has given us a greater look at how Jim and Mike got started in the business of custom builds, and how the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Recoil came to life. Obviously, the Ring brothers are car guys down to the bone, recalling their first cars and custom work they did. That passion translated to working a career they would enjoy for a lifetime.
When taking a look at the 1966 Chevelle Recoil, the inspiration started with the request for metal seats in the car. Jim and Mike knew they wanted to carry that theme throughout the entire car, inside and out. What that translates to is a lack of leather and cloth on the interior, with cushioning present only where needed on the gorgeous metal seats. Inside instead of stitching upholstery, the Ring brothers said they stumbled upon hydro-dipping, to give the interior panels a warm feeling without any soft-touch materials. The texture creates an inviting space, but doesn’t overdue it.
Outside, the 1966 Chevelle Recoil was approached with an even greater eye for detail. The panels are completely custom, to provide a unique design, but ensures the build is instantly recognizable as a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. The metal look carries throughout with splashes of carbon-fiber, notably in the one-piece tail-light design. Capping it off are the controversial, yet elegant, wheels complete with a surrounding ring.
If anything, check out the video just to hear the car rocket towards the limiter as the car is wrung out around a few local roads. That Whipple supercharger has never sounded so good.