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“The Mechanic.” “The Punisher.” Hollywood has no qualms about putting a gritty, morally questionable killer in a cool car. Today, movie-going action fans have a new champion among muscle car-driving triggermen: “John Wick.” Of Wick’s best on-screen cars, his 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was desirable enough to influence the first film’s plot. Well, if you’re willing to pay to play, you too can have your own John Wick Mustang.

Classic Recreations recreated the John Wick Mustang for the wealthiest of fans

I can hear the declarations starting with “actually” already. So, let’s clear something up real quick. The John Wick Mustang isn’t as it seems. While the gray 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is an eye-popping addition to a noir film series about a secret society of assassins, it isn’t a Boss 429 at all. 

No, the filmmakers more than likely used a series of 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1s dressed up as the anti-hero’s Boss 429. Which, let’s face it, is a good thing. If you haven’t seen the film, your Mustang-loving heart would crack and splinter at the state of the car by the beginning of the second film.

However, you can feel a bit like the Baba Yaga in a classic Ford Mustang restomod of your own. It might not be one of the actual Ford Mustangs from the John Wick films, but Classic Recreations has a solution. Granted, Classic Recreations focuses on intricate carbon fiber-bodied interpretations of timeless American icons like the Shelby Cobra and the Shelby GT500 more than movie tributes.

A 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 built by Classic Recreations to resemble the John Wick Mustang.
The “Hitman” Mustang | Classic Recreations

Still, among the Shelby restomods, Classic Recreations builds a 1969 Ford Mustang “Hitman” Mach 1 that starts at an eye-watering $377,000. While that seems like an astronomical figure, a glance at the striped gray and black ‘Stang might have you considering a cost-benefit analysis of living in massive debt. That said, one of these commissions is a lot more expensive than the average 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

According to, the average example sells for around $75,627. The Boss 429, though? That’s another matter entirely. A numbers-matching Boss 429 could set you back closer to $300,000. Of course, we can’t recommend getting a restomod Ford Mustang Mach 1 stolen by gangsters.