John Wick's classic 1969 Mustang was just one element that made the 2014 breakout hit thriller an instant classic--along with neo-noir cinematography, non-stop killing sprees, and star Keanu Reeves' badass antiheroic antics,
The restomod experts at Classic Recreations—the same Oklahoma-based outfit that devised an 815-hp '69 Mustang Boss and '68 Mustang "Villain"—have debuted their own version of Wick's iconic ride, and this one is officially licensed by Ford.
For the record, a character erroneously refers to the pony in question as a Boss 429 in the movie, but Muscle Cars Illustrated has confirmed it is indeed a Mustang Mach 1.
Classic Recreations literature specifically references director Chad Stahelski's shoot-'em-up saga in naming the special-edition paint scheme "Wick" and giving the vehicle a “Hitman" moniker.
The custom build began with a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 shell that was restored to factory-new condition before a 1,000-power twin-turbocharged Ford 32-valve Coyote V8 was installed under the hood.
A Tremec six-speed manual transmission, positraction, tubular subframe connectors and state-of-the-art engine management systems deliver tremendous output to 18-inch American Racing Wheels clad in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires. Six-piston Wilwood calipers with slotted and cross-drilled rotors provide stopping power.
Interior amenities include a JVC head unit wired to a Kicker amp, speakers and subwoofer, a woodgrain aluminum steering wheel, five-point seat belts, 200 mph gauges, TMI Mustang interior panels and a cosmetic rollbar.
Each 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 "Hitman" is built to order by Classic Recreations and can be further customized in different color schemes, but the base price is $169,000. Click here to learn more.