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Boyd Coddington Passes Away at 63

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World-renowned hot rod builder Boyd Coddington has passed away at the age of 63.

To most hot rodders, Boyd Coddington was a hero. He moved to Southern California in the 60s to follow his dream of building hot rods. By 1977, he had opened his own shop, "Hot Rods by Boyd."

Over his career, he won the coveted Grand National Roadster Show's America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) trophy a record six times. He was known for building gorgeous cars such as the Boydster, the Smoothster, Chezoom, and more. He was also known for his line of custom wheels.

He has been an inspiration to many car designers, including Chip Foose, who eventually became the president of Coddington's company Hot Rods by Boyd.

Boyd Coddington will be missed. Please share your thoughts and recollections of Boyd in the comments.

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Metalmikejr
Mar 3, 2010 at 7:56 am
WOW. It took me this long to realize he died. THat sucks. THe car world will end if chip dies too. THey were the two greatest.
 
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gone
Mar 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm
god only picks the best of the best, and boyd was truly the best at what he did building awsome hot rods he will be missed by all auto enthusiest.
 
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Fastenuf67
Mar 9, 2008 at 11:05 pm
i was floored,i didn't even know he had passed.loved his show.sometimes he was a hard ass,but for the talent this man had......i guess he earned the right to be a hard ass......boyd ,you will be missed by all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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brndn84
Mar 6, 2008 at 2:04 pm
I can't believe it will be missed for sure always loved his cars and wheels sorry he had to leave us.
 
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mustangbob
Mar 2, 2008 at 10:19 pm
No one will ever build cars the way Boyd did. He will be greatly missed by all. Love and sympathy to all his family.........now he's building cars for god......
Bless you Boyd and thanks for all the memories.
 
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lb7349
Mar 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm
this is a very sad day for all car nuts.
losing one of the greats is hard on everyone
prayers go out to his family and friends from vt
 
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Blasterhappy
Mar 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm
I had the pleasure of meeting Boyd and his wife Jo back in 2006. The biggest highlight of owning my car is when Boyd and Jo Coddington presented me with 1st place at a private car show in Natchez, MS. I was truly honored and humbled. Boyd was very down to Earth as well as Jo. We have lost a Pioneer in Hot Rodding. Our prayers go out to Jo and his family.
 
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fastSSmonte
Feb 29, 2008 at 11:01 pm
very sad day for all hot rodders.will be missed by all.
prayers and thoughts to all family and friends.
 
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racerx23
Feb 29, 2008 at 9:50 pm
That stinks,I always enjoyed viewing the rides he built that I could never afford.He will be missed !!
 
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66caprice
Feb 29, 2008 at 3:55 pm
This is really a shock, He will be very missed by not just myself but everyone in the HOT ROD world. I built alot of my cars by looking at cars by Boyd. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Coddington Family and my he rest in peace
 

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