Boyd Coddington Net Worth

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Boyd Coddington net worth was
$12.5 Million

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Boyd attended machinist trade school and finished a three-year apprenticeship in machining. In 1968, he moved to California where he assembled hot rods by day and worked as a machinist at Disneyland by nighttime. Boyd shortly became known for constructing exceptional hot rods and in 1977 he started his own store, Hot Rods by Boyd, in Cypress, California. Coddington was known for his clean, tasteful designs joining old school with what was to be known as the “Boyd Look”. It featured drastically transformed classic styling, but reengineered around modern and scrape-assembled parts in the client ‘s inclination.

Boyd Coddington Net Worth $12.5 Million Dollars

Among Coddington’s trademark inventions was his custom-fabricated alloy wheels, usually machined from a solid billet of 6061 hammered aluminum, an industry first. Jointly with John Buttera, Boyd initiated this billet machined appearance and used it not only to wheels, but liberally through the vehicle. In 1988, Coddington founded Boyd’s Wheels, Inc., to produce and promote his custom billet wheels. His popularization of machined billet wheels had wide-ranging impact, eventually spreading from the hot rod world to tremendously affect the popularity of custom rims inside the hip hop culture. Coddington was hospitalized on December 31, 2007 and discharged soon after New Year’s Eve, but was readmitted a couple of days later. Doctors performed operation, but Coddington expired on February 27, 2008. His publicist released a statement that Coddington was a longtime diabetic who died from complications which were brought on from a recently available operation for a perforated colon, along with sepsis and kidney complications.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 28, 1944, Rupert, Idaho, United States
Death date: February 27, 2008, Whittier, California, United States
Birth place: Rupert
Spouse:Jo Coddington (m. 2002–2008 (m. 2002–2008), his death), Diane Marie Ragone Elkins (m. 1971–1996), Peggy Jeanne King (m. 1965-div.?)
Children:Chris Coddington, Thomas Coddington, Robert Coddington, Boyd Coddington Jr., Greg Coddington
Parents:Lorna Sparrow Coddington, Harold Coddington
Awards:Al Slonaker Award (Oakland Roadster Show (Oakland Roadster Show), 1981), America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award (AMBR), Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award
Nominations:Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, SEMA Hall of Fame, Route 66 Hall of Fame, National Rod & Custom Museum Hall of Fame, Hot Rod Hall of Fame
TV shows:“American Hot Rod” (2004 – 2008)

Interesting Facts

1Father of Boyd Coddington Jr., Christopher Coddington, Gregory Coddington, Thomas McGee and Robert McGee.
2He always dressed in Hawaiian shirts.
3Started building cars when he was 13 and once operated a gas station in Utah. His popular "Cadzilla" creation was considered a design masterpiece. The customized car, based on a 1950s Cadillac, was built for rocker Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
4He was a machinist by trade, working at Disneyland during the day and tinkering with cars in his home garage at night and on weekends. Alumni from his shop include Jesse James and Chip Foose, who went on to open their own shops and star in reality TV shows.


1White Boyd Coddington Signature hat.
2Always wears a Hawaiian shirt


1If you can dream it, you can build it.
2The viewers of "American Hot Rod" are.....people who lived in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and loved these cars. Now they have money. (from a 2004 Associated Press interview)




Street Customs2009TV Series in memory of - 1 episode



Dirty Jobs2009TV SeriesHimself
American Hot Rod2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHimself

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Chasing Classic Cars2012TV Series documentaryHimself

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