John Wick and 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 have a special relationship that resulted in two back to back hits for the actor Keanu Reeves, and even the third part is getting impressive reviews from the fans and critics. The entire story starts from this special car as Wick saying ‘not for sale’ to the Russian guy who pushed him out of retirement. The love for his car is even clear when after owning a modern house, he keeps one space in his garage for the Mustang. However, the way he breaks his own car during a hard beat-the-bad-guys session in the second part, true enthusiasts may even see tears rolling down their cheeks.
Those thinking what’s so special in this car, the generation of cars falling in the 1960s had a different charm in terms of design and raw power output. The bonnets are longer than usual, having huge engines under the hood that produce a tire-burning effect as soon as the driver presses the pedal hard. The lack of modern traction control and safety systems further means that you need to be extra-attentive all the time. Those who are already guessing the engine size, John Wick’s 1969 Ford Mustang is using a 7.0L, V8 Cobra Jet engine with the iconic roar at the exhaust.
Many theories confirm that the car was made to look like the Boss 429 and actually, it was a Mustang Mach 1 with certain additions. Still, if the character himself says the Boss 429 name at the gas station, it’s hard to argue with the film maker’s intention. However, the trailer of the third instalment shows no car and instead, John Wick is seen riding a Yamaha MT-09 and performing sword stunts while riding. Those who are familiar with the series also know that Keanu Reeves’s love for retro muscle cars stays intact through the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS offered by his friend who owns a garage.