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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.