John Wick’s Top Belongings – A 1969 Mustang Boss 429 and a Puppy
Keanu Reeves could have driven a bus to Speed, but that does not prevent him from taking the wheel of a good part of the muscle cars. John Wick presents one of the most iconic cars he has driven, a 1969 Mustang Boss 429 (which was actually a 1969 Mustang Mach 1). Included on many lists of the best movie cars of all time, there are plenty of reasons John Wick would kill for this car.
The first one John wick The film was released in 2014, starring Keanu Reeves as a man who lost his wife. She gets a puppy delivered to help her cope with her grief, they end up befriending and we both see them enjoying some lovely rides together in a 1969 Mustang.
The car ends up being part of the plot, as he meets members of a Russian gang at a gas station who offer to buy his vintage car, which John Wick refuses to sell. However, Wick never corrects the men’s one when he asks if it’s a Boss 429. He corrects the year, saying it’s a Model 69, not a 70. Then they break into. Wick’s house and steal the car.
With Wick so attached to the car, he would do anything to get justice, and it was so good that it expanded to two more sequels, and the third ongoing, with a premiere in 2022.
Since we’ve covered the fact that John Wick really loves his car, let’s find out why. In the film, the actor owns a legendary limited edition 1969 Mustang Boss 429, which is a great addition for any collector.
Even rarer and rarer than the Shelby models, the 1969 Boss 429 is surely special. The 1969 Mustang Boss 429 was designed as a NASCAR homologation special, and Ford only produced 1,359 such cars before dropping them in 1970 and making them staples ever since.
Under the hood, it featured a 429 cubic inch (7.0 liter) semi-hemispherical engine that (legally) developed 375 horsepower and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque. However, he delivered more than the official records.
In reality, however, John Wick’s car was not that rare. He was actually driving a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 paired with a V8 engine, which put out 250 horsepower and 355 lb-ft (481 Nm) of torque, giving it enough power to make it look as badass as it does.
Another difference between the two is that all 1969 Mustang Boss 429s had a 4-speed manual transmission and Wick drove an automatic, which is shown in the following when he puts the car in reverse. Its steering wheel also came from a Shelby Mustang for more flexibility.
For the set, Reeves shared that he did most of the stunts while driving himself (although he’s not Tom Cruise, he went to driving school for the role). The car chase scenes are also real, and it’s not just CGI.
His beloved Mustang makes an appearance in the sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2, but it’s not the only car he’s seen driving in the franchise. He jumps behind the wheel of an expensive 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 with limited screen time after the theft of his Mustang, and a 2011 Dodge Charger SRT.
What should we all learn from all of this? That you should never come across Keanu Reeves, let alone kill your pup and take away his precious 1969 Mustang.