Featured in the January, 2012 issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords, this nasty 1969 Mustang Sportsroof is an Erich Bollman original creation, and boy is it unapologetic! The New Castle, Delaware-based Ford fanatic runs a family-owned, restoration and custom build shop called Christiana Muscle Cars, his expertise in the area inspired him to try and mate the new GT500 engine sourced from Ford Racing Performance Parts with a 1969 Mustang body. The unlikely offspring that the marriage produced is over-the-top to say the least. Bollman roped in the services of designer Murray Pfaff and the project was dubbed “Nasty” as a tribute to Bollman’s high school best friend, Nicu Nastase.
Producing 480 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm and 500 hp at 6,000 rpm, the Shelby GT500 5.4L DOHC Crate Engine used on Nasty. Fitted with Eaton Roots-style supercharger, the engine on the mod comes with aluminum four-valve cylinder heads, and cast-iron cylinder block. JDM Engineering provided the custom computer tuning on the vehicle and the beast also comes fitted with custom cold-air induction tube and an aeromotive fuel system. To cradle the 837-pound, supercharged powerplant, a custom front subframe was fabricated by Bollman’s staff. To ensure they didn’t cover the entire wheel in the wheelwell, a set of 19-inch wheels was used to get optimum ground clearance.
Nasty uses a D&D Performance shifter, with a McLeod dual-disc RST clutch/flywheel and D&D Performance-sourced Tremec T-56 six-speed manual transmission. Fitted with a custom center rear outlet and Spintech mufflers, Nasty’s exhaust system features custom 2-1/2-inch tubing and cast-iron exhaust manifolds.
Nasty has been fitted with RidePro air system with Shockwave air springs both in the front and rear with the Ridetech Airbar triangulated four-link suspension used in the back and Ridetech Strong Arm control arms used in the front. With four-piston calipers, the braking system on Nasty features 14-inch rotors and a Stainless Steel Brakes Corp disc in the rear and four-piston calipers and 13-inch rotors, and Stainless Steel Brakes Corp disc upfront.
New Castle Auto Upholstery’s Bob Montgomery created the custom upholstery for the vehicle. Nasty comes fully finished on the inside with an upholstered trunk area, full-size spare wheel/tire, G-Force five-point harnesses, custom roll bar, LeCarra Mark 4 Supreme steering wheel, Alpine head unit, Alpine 6x9 rear speakers, Alpine 6-inch door speakers, custom inner sail panels, JME/Auto Meter gauge cluster, black leather-clad Scat bucket seats and air suspension controls integrated in the custom center console.
On the outside, Nasty comes fully customized with a flip-down license plate, relocated gas filler door, custom hoodscoop, tucked and recessed front and rear bumpers, painted window trim, custom center exhaust outlet, frenched turn signals, custom rear bellypan, filled in gas door, smoothed taillight panel, molded rear quarter extensions and headlight buckets, custom rockers, custom quarter-panels and shaved driprails. The vehicle is finished in clearcoat paint with a custom-created "Nasty Orange" BASF Glasurit hue being used for the basecoat. Staff at the Christiana Muscle Cars (New Castle, DE) finished all body modifications and paintwork on the mod.
Via: Mustangs and Fords