The classic beauty of these timeless automobiles combined with modern necessities and enhanced performance parts can bring any grown man to his knees. But the last vehicle you’d ever picture after hearing the word “pro-touring” is an AMC Javelin. The American front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two-door hardtop wasn’t always easy on the eyes in its heyday, and wouldn’t be categorized as a worthy pro-touring model until the legendary Ringbrothers got their hands on one!
When Prestone approached the Wisconsin-based car builders about doing a build for them, models like Chargers and Mustangs were tossed around until the Ringbrothers suggested the possibility of something totally different than the norm – a 1972 Javelin from their childhood. “I used to wash cars and do oil changes as a kid and this was one of the vehicles I worked on,” Mike Ring admits. “It was brand new and fresh and I fell in love. It has literally sat in this guy’s garage since the last time I changed the oil in 1977 and it was still in great condition. We were seriously hoping someone would let us build it because we knew it had huge potential.”