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Boyd Coddington Net Worth

Boyd Coddington Net Worth is
$12.5 Million

Boyd Coddington Biography

Boyd Leon Coddington was born on the 28th August 1944, in Rupert, Idaho USA, and was a designer of hot rod vehicles, the owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod shop, as well as being the television host of the reality series “American Hot Rod” (2004 – 2008) aired on TLC (also broadcast in Italy on the channel DMAX). He was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame in 1997. He passed away in 2008.

How much was the net worth of Boyd Coddington? It had been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth was as much as $12.5 million, as of the data converted to the present day. Design of automobiles and anchoring the television show were the main sources of Coddington’s net worth.

Boyd Coddington Net Worth $12.5 Million

To begin with, Boyd was raised in Rupert, where he attended a metal processing machine school and completed a three-year apprenticeship in this field. In 1968 he moved to California, and began building hot rods by day and working as a mechanic at Disneyland at night. Later, he became known for creating unique models for Hot Rod. His net worth was established.

In 1977, Boyd Coddington realised one of his dreams to open his own shop which was entitled Hot Rods by Boyd, located in Cypress, California. Soon, he rose to fame; his first major customer was Vern Luce, with Coddington working on his car, a 1933 coupe, which later won the Al Slonaker Award in the Oakland Roadster Show in 1981. Afterwards, the designer on many awards for his engineering efforts – Boyd became the winner of the event America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) of the Grand National Roadster Show seven times. Twice he was the winner of the Design Excellence of Daimler-Chrysler. Boyd was also inducted into various Halls of Fame of American automakers, including Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, SEMA Hall of Fame, Route 66 Hall of Fame and National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum.

Moreover, Boyd became interested in the construction of special alloy custom wheels, typically made from a billet (block) of solid aluminium. Alongside John Buttera, Boyd was a pioneer of this type of work from ‘billet’ blocks, applied not only to the wheels, but the whole car. In 1988, Coddington founded the Boyd’s Wheels Inc., and began the manufacture and marketing of this type of custom billet wheels, produced models known as a one-off wheels. Overall, all the above described engagements added huge sums to the total size of Boyd Coddington’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Coddington, he married Peggy Jeanne King in 1965 with whom he had one child. From 1971 to 1996, he was married to Diane Marie Ragone Elkins, and they had three children. From 2002 until his death, he was married to Jo Andenise Clausen McGee. Boyd, who suffered from diabetes, died on the 28th February 2008 in Whittier, California, as a result of complications derived from a recent operation, and is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

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Quick Facts

Full NameBoyd Coddington
Net Worth$12.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 28, 1944, Rupert, Idaho, United States
DiedFebruary 27, 2008, Whittier, California, United States
Place Of BirthRupert
ProfessionEngineer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJo Coddington (m. 2002–2008, his death), Diane Marie Ragone Elkins (m. 1971–1996), Peggy Jeanne King (m. 1965-div.?)
ChildrenChris Coddington, Thomas Coddington, Robert Coddington, Boyd Coddington Jr., Greg Coddington
ParentsLorna Sparrow Coddington, Harold Coddington
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BoydCoddington.AmericanHotRod
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/boydcoddington
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_Coddington
AwardsAl Slonaker Award (Oakland Roadster Show, 1981), America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) Award, Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award
NominationsGrand 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

#Fact
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.


Trademarks

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


Quotes

#Quote
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)


Filmography

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Street Customs2009TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

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

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chasing Classic Cars2012TV Series documentaryHimself
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