Don Rahman’s Nardo Grey 1991 Ford Mustang GT
Sometimes a unique color is all it takes to pull you into a car. A hue that may be a bit outside the box can truly make a ride stand out in a sea of similarity. Nardo Grey is a color that loads of automotive enthusiasts know by name, yet its popularity hasn’t quiet infiltrated the Mustang world. Though Ford has had its fair share of iconic greys over the years, Nardo Grey has European roots, massive popularity, and absolutely killer good looks.
“My friend Shawn and I built this car over two year period, explains Don Rahman, metal fabricator at Scott Rod Fabrication. “I rented a building in December of 2014 to build the car in because at the time I didn’t have a garage of any kind. We pulled the car in the shop and started tearing it apart. I stripped it down to the last nut, bolt and wire, then built a rotisserie to flip the car upside down to sandblast and paint the bottom side. I fully welded in engine bay panels and smoothed them out. Next was inside car. After painting the interior, I lost my fabrication and painting job. I ended up landing a job at Scott Rod Fab. After getting back on my feet is was back to the car. We started test fitting 408W engine and mocking up headers and hood clearances. And that’s where I started having trouble. After sorting out the fitment issues I was about out of time. So, I had to decide on a color and get body painted ASAP! Over the next several weeks, I worked on the body and engine bay and getting them in primer and ready for paint. I still hadn’t picked a color. Everyone I asked said green (the original color). We even had everyone pick out of a hat and everyone pulled out green. So, I went to the paint store and got Nardo Grey (lol).”