Aside from the whole puppy-murder thing, the John Wick trilogy marks one of the best film franchises of this millennium. There were Keanu Reeves’ snappy monochromatic suits, the endless parade of highly stylized shooting locations, the wall-to-wall shootouts, and a world where every killer was even more badass than the last. One of the most standout “characters” in the entire series, however, was Wick’s incredible Ford Mustang Mach 1. Now, well-heeled, car-loving wannabe-assassins can own a real-life re-creation of that very same ride.
The exclusive Hitman restomod comes courtesy of Oklahoma’s Classic Recreations. Every model begins life with a “standard” (We use that word loosely), fully restored 1969 or 1970 Mustang Mach 1 body. From there, things take a beautifully sinister turn. The classic muscle car shell is given a 5.0-liter, 32-valve Ford Coyote V-8 engine with a six-speed Tremec manual transmission. Together, they provide a robust 345 horsepower. Gearheads looking for more can upgrade to several options, including a twin-turbocharged edition that lays down a blistering, Wick-worthy 1,000 horsepower. Classic Recreations also adds a long list of race-worthy performance components, including a Boss 302 intake, coilover suspension all around, six-piston Wilwood calipers, and sway bars. The entire affair rides on 18-inch American Racing Wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires.
Every model begins with a fully restored 1969 or 1970 Mustang Mach 1 body. From there, things take a beautifully sinister turn.
The interior has been meticulously retrofitted with a wood-and-aluminum steering wheel and an all-new cluster with 200-mph gauges. High-back Scat Elite seats with five-point racing harnesses keep the occupants firmly seated when all that horsepower is summoned. The garage even adds air conditioning and a legit JVC audio system, while flip-out DVD navigation and GPS tracking are optional.
Classic Recreations has a long history of reviving some of the world’s greatest muscle cars and somehow making them even better. Its best known for its world-class restomodding of Shelby GT500CR and Shelby GT350CR Classic Mustangs. Like the Mustang Mach 1 Hitman, the company starts with an already amazing ride, then adds modern features like fuel injection, rack-and-pinion steering, race-inspired suspension, track-ready disc brakes, and more.
Every Ford Mustang Mach 1 Hitman is built to order, although we expect most customers to opt for the special-edition “Wick” color scheme of Hitman Grey/Beagle Black with Custom Stripes. The shop offers a long list of customizations, including several engine choices and even an automatic gearbox (though we have to wonder why would anyone do that). Be prepared to pay more than $170,000 to secure your own. But, at least you know you’ll be in the company of one of the world’s greatest assassins.