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In the world of elite builds for SEMA, one of the undisputed top dogs is the outfit from Ringbrothers. The brothers Ring, Jim and Mike, had a trio of builds ready for SEMA 2k23, which is in itself something pretty damn impressive. Companies at this level that put in thousands of hours of work for usually only have the time to create a single build, but Ringbrother managed to have three cars ready for the annual show. SEMA builds are obviously a great advert for companies that have cars on display and so they pull out all the stops for a build and paying work goes on the back burner, yet somehow these guys still managed to carry on with normal customer work while pumping out three SEMA-quality builds. This build, a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, is something very different to the usual builds we see coming out of the Wisconsin workshop because from the outside there’s not that much going on, it’s so subtle that many only realised it was a brother's build when told. This Rolls is a stunning restomod sleeper, and it goes by the name of Paramount. The exterior still features all the British car’s original lines, in fact, the only changes made besides the flawless white paintwork are a set of wheels and that iconic Ringbrothers badge on the boot lid. The wheels are perfect for the build, they’re a set of 18-inch hoops from  EVOD Industries, and while they’re bigger than OEM, they still retain the original look and feel. The Rolls-Royce logo on them remains upright thanks to being gyroscopic, another feature taken from a new Rolls. Unseen behind the solid-style wheels is a set of 6-pot Baer Pro calipers and 380 mm discs.

The original Silver Cloud is a coachbuilt work of art and the changes to the interior rival what the Goodwood-based company can do. The headliner features a speckled array of lighting made up of over 1,000 LED lights, just like you get in new Rolls-Royce models and it's both cool and trippy AF. There’s an oversized steering wheel, updated gauges and some premium leather and woodwork veneer. The back of the front bench seat has trays that fold down as if you’re on a 1st class flight, and when you flip the armrest down in the centre of the rear bench seat, you’re greeted with a couple of half jacks of Don Julio tequila. The part of the Paramount build that earns the car sleeper status is found under the long bonnet. The big old 6.2-litre V8 was chucked in favour of a more modern V8, and it comes in the form of a matching 6.2-litre lump from Chevrolet’s Corvette. With a supercharger doing supercharger things, the Rolls now has a much more fun power output of 477 kW and 860 Nm. It’s a nice step up from the original 138 kW and 460 Nm. The new powerplant is mated to a Tru-Street 10-speed auto ‘box from Bowler, and that send power to the rears with the help of a lightweight QA1 carbon fibre propshaft and the obligatory Strange Ford 9-inch diff. While it looks like an all-original Rolly-Royce, the underpinning have been upgraded to give the car a better, safer drive, so if you had to strip it down you’d find a custom RideLine Stage 3 chassis from Roadster Shop. Suspension upgrades see the fitment of one-off control arms up front with a 4-link suspension at the rear, while Fox RS SV coilovers keep the ride smooth.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off just how good a Ringbrothers restomod is. When you click through, you'll see the super sweet 1961 restomod go head to head with a 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom that's powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 with 420 kW on tap: 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Vs. Ringbrothers 1961 Rolls-Royce "PARAMOUNT "The Bet" | Ringborthers

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