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For Sale The LAST Boyd Coddington 1932 Ford ever built!

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  1. full_garage

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    Once in a lifetime opportunity to own the FINAL '32 Ford to ever leave Boyd Coddington's LaHabra shop!

    NOT a fiberglass Boydster or replica body- This is the REAL DEAL... allow me to tell you the story.

    In 2006 French Fashion Designer Christian Audigier, flush with money form the sale of his Ed Hardy line of lcothing, started a new clothing brand. The brand would be called "VIF Speed Shop" and try and sell the SoCal Hotrod lifestyle to the masses. To create the lineup Christian asked his friend, famed French Rock Star Johnny Hallyday if he could buy one of his great 1932 fords, so that Christian could customize it to be the "Icon of the Brand".

    Hallyday instead reccomended Audigier contact the builder of his 32- famed Hotrod designer Boyd Coddington. In late 2006 Audigier met with Boyd at the La Habra headquarters and detailed his needs for a cool '32 roadster that was "The Best of The Best". Coddington instead recommended a 1932 Cabriolet, as that body style would allow for a convertible top, roll up windows and could accommodate Audigier's height. A suitable REAL HENRY FORD STEEL vintage hotrod was found locally and the build began.

    Boyd specified a clean and very elegant body and interior. Even if you're no fan of Boyds 80s stuff- you simply MUST be impressed by the restraint showed in this build. As Audigier was using investor's money- the budget was not an issue. Boyd brought in famed interior guru Gabe Lopez to do the clean but beautiful all leather interior and rear seat. Dennis Ricklefs did the Boyd logo and pinstriping, Bernt Karlsson painted the car and Duane Mayer wired and assembled it. Magnaflow came to La Habra to custom fit an exhaust system. This is what you do when money is no object. The car was getting very close to completion when Boyd passed away in early 2008.

    Duane and Bernt moved on to West Coast Customs and the car was trucked over to that shop in April of 2008 and over the course of the next 3 months was finished there. The car was included in WCC's Sema Show exhibit outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center in October, parked right next to Paris Hilton's Pink Bentley and received worldwide attention.

    Audigier received the car in November and it was extensively photographed to create the new fashion line. In fact every single piece of clothing features THIS EXACT car somewhere on it. After I bought the car in 2011 I reached out to Audigier, now running a Los Angeles based clothing company called "Lord Baltimore". I send numerous emails, left a dozen messages- nothing. No reply. So I gave up and forgot all about it.

    One day my cell phone rings- It's Audigier... "You have ze car... You have MY car!" he bellowed. I got a bit nervous- then he let out a big laugh. He told me that Boyd designed the car, that Boyd's wife Jo worked with him to finish the car when Boyd got sick, and Ryan at WCC helped to get it finished to show at SEMA. He told me it cost "Far too much" and had "too much horses!". He told me he and Johnny took their otrods out one day just to be photographed by "ze paparazzi", and he never drove it again. We had a nice chat and then he abruptly hung up. One week later I received a box in the mail with four "VIF Speed Shop" shirts- all featuring THIS CAR!

    So that's the story. I have emails from Jo Coddington confirming the provenance. I have emails with Bernt Karlsson comfirming this story in it's entirety. I have a Coddington VIP badge and four VIF shirts showing THIS car. I am including a photo of the car on display at SEMA with the original VIF paint job. This is a PROVEN no BS Coddington car based on a real 1932 HENRY FORD STEEL car. Not a brookeville or rod bods. NOT an 8 week TV build- Not a fiberglass Boydster, this is when Boyd could spread his wings and bring the royalty of the hotrod world in to make a really special, original work of art. This is the FINAL 1932 Ford to leave that shop in La Habra, and this I consider this to be a real piece of Hotrod history.

    There is a folding, hidden canvas top that stores under a vinyl boot. It securely latches to the header and velcros to the back- it has a rear window. It is all custom Coddington with a lovely machined aluminum header. The doors house glass windows that are electrically controlled and are FAST. The trunk has been fitted with a leather rumble seat and is electrically operated.

    The car has a Ford Motorsports 302 with a C4, Lokar shofter and pedals- Boyd gauges, 9" Ford rear end. The Gabe Lopez interior and trunk treatment are pure artwork. I had Gabe go over the car and repair and replace any panels with handling damage in 2011. The grille and windshield surround were hand made by Dan Fink himself! There is a Kenwood radio installed under the seat- I assume it works but I have never used it. The car has non boosted Wilwood 4 wheel disks. It shows 250 miles on the clock. It has basically been on display. I loaned this car to the Saratoga Auto Museum in 2014 where it was on display for one year and gained international recognition.

    If you want the best- this is it. If you want an original piece of American artwork- this is it. It is in basically "AS NEW" condition. It has 250 miles. It has been stored in climate controlled facilities and very delicately handled for it's entire life. This car gets TONS more looks, comments and questions than any Ferrari I've ever been in. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Looking for $90,000... and I believe this car would do quite well at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale...so a nice investment opportunity!
     
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  2. carguyjohn350

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  3. gef3rd

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    Where is the car located?
     
  4. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    $90K? I think that's more than reasonable for a Boyd Coddington car...if only I had a spare $90K lying around...GLWS!!!
     
  5. full_garage

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    Yeah I know- $90K is really under market for this car- Thought about taking it to Barret Jackson at Mohegan in July but too much stuff going on.

    Car is in my Warehouse in Metrowest Boston.
     
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  6. Jakuzzi

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    Great taste in cars Robb.

    Btw - is it "Boston" or "Basssston" ? :)
     
  7. raider1968

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    Freaking gorgeous !
     
  8. GatorFL

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    I've looked at this at least 6 times today. Gorgeous! GLWS
     
  9. RWP137

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    I think 90 is light considering the provenance. I would consider Barret in Scottsdale (Jan) or Mecum Monterey (Aug). I believe a west coast audience would be better for this car. Just thinking out loud. Beautiful car and good luck...
     
  10. full_garage

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    Yeah I figured Barret but I can't make this January's show in Scottsdale- We'll see but I think this would do really well at the jan 2019 Barrett- 10 years since Boyd died I imagine will produce quite a bit of press- Magazine Covers and the like.
     
  11. NürScud

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    Gorgeous!!
     
  12. BigTex

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    Awesome!
    GLWS!
     
  13. Ak Jim

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    Nice cars you have for sale! The way things are going you aren't going to have a full garage anymore.
     
  14. full_garage

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    Yeah trying to lighten the load a little bit... 30 + cars in the warehouse and three full restorations ongoing. Hard to part with some of these...
     
  15. Ak Jim

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    I guess you have a ways to go before you have an empty garage!
     
  16. Renman57

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    Did this car sell?


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