Boyd Coddington Net Worth: Boyd Coddington was an American hot rod designer who had a net worth of $12.5 million. Boyd Coddington was born August 18, 1944 in Rupert, Idaho. He grew up reading every car and hot rod magazine he could get his hands on and got his first car (a 1931 Chevrolet truck) at age 8. He attended machinist trade school and completed a three-year apprenticeship in machining. In 1968, he moved to California where he built hot rods by day and worked as a machinist at Disneyland by night. He soon became known for building unique hot rods and in 1977 he opened his own shop, Hot Rods by Boyd, in Cypress, California. As luck would have it, his first major customer was Vern Luce whose car, a 1933 coupe, won the Al Slonaker Award at the 1981 Oakland Roadster show. Coddington was known for his clean, elegant designs combining old school with what was to be known as the "Boyd Look". It featured radically transformed vintage styling, but re-engineered around modern and scratch-built components at the customer's preference. One of Coddington's signature innovations was his custom-fabricated alloy wheels, typically machined from a solid billet of 6061 forged aluminum, an industry first. Together with John Buttera, Boyd pioneered this billet machined look and applied it not only to wheels, but liberally throughout the car. In 1988, Coddington founded Boyd's Wheels, Inc., to manufacture and market his custom billet wheels. His popularization of machined billet wheels had broad impact, eventually spreading out of the hot rod world to enormously influence the popularity of custom rims within the hip-hop culture. Coddington was hospitalized on December 31, 2007 and discharged shortly after New Year's Eve, but was readmitted a few days later. Doctors performed surgery, but Coddington died on February 27, 2008. His publicist released a statement that Coddington was a long-time diabetic who died from complications that were brought on from a recent surgery for a perforated colon, along with sepsis and kidney complications.
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Aug 28, 1944 (71 years old)
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