Jesse James Custom Chevy Wagon To Be Auctioned This December 7 At The Mecum’s Kanas City Sale.

This 1957 Chevy 210 “Handy Man” Station Wagon was custom built by Jesse James as a promotional vehicle for West Coast Choppers. It was on display for several years at the National Motorcycle Museum and now is going to be auctioned during the Mecum’s Kansas City, Missouri Sale. (December 6 to 8 2012). The car will be on the auction block Friday December 7 at 3:05 pm local time.
James began with a very solid 1957 two-door wagon retaining its incredibly fine stock, original factory deluxe interior and straight six engine with three speed, column shift transmission. But it’s the paint, (especially on the roof!) and what’s in the trunk that counts with this car.
A powerful hydraulic ram system, independent at each corner of the car, allows any combination of ride height and rake. All the chromed out suspension operating equipment is racked in the luggage area, all on view through the rear windows.
Base mint green paint is new. Violet-purple flames with pin-stripes all new. Straight pull chrome wire wheels and narrow white walls are in excellent condition. Car runs and drives fine and was registered in 2012, now shows only 65,470 miles on the odometer.

Production records show less than 18,000 of this 1957 Chevy Handyman model were built. A prime year for Chevrolet design, this car will always serve as a reminder of Jesse James’ flare for customizing and of his now defunct company West Coast Choppers. For more information from the owner, call Jeff at 319 480 2572. Mecum Auction Website.

11 Responses to “Jesse James Custom Chevy Wagon To Be Auctioned This December 7 At The Mecum’s Kanas City Sale.”

  1. 1 Zen Dec 5th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    West Coast Choppers. Nostalgia…

  2. 2 Shifter Dec 5th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Cyril, how much do you think it is worth?

  3. 3 Sheridan Dec 5th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I hadn’t seen the roof on that before, wow totally killer!

  4. 4 eBikerLeather Dec 5th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Will be probably auctioned for a lot since only 18,000 were made.

  5. 5 Kirk Perry Dec 5th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    50’s era Chevy bench seat upholstery was/is non-soulful. How many people’s bare backs have been permanently scarred from accidentally reclining on those hot s/s buttons after a day of surfing? Plenty I tell you. The fabric panels were worse than the mohair seats from the 40’s. Makers me itch just looking at it…….. so I’m outta he-ya.

  6. 6 Blackmax Dec 5th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Nice converstion piece
    Rather see Jesse stick to 2 wheels
    Not for everybody, but fun if you like this sort of thing …..

  7. 7 burnout Dec 5th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    “Back in the day” my 57 had a bench seat with a u-shaped notch for my 4 speed shifter. The upholsterer made it look factory. This is a nice wagon and should bring big dollas. peace

  8. 8 Sharrack Dec 5th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I enjoy Jesse’s skills with metal, but someone is going to get a good deal on that. Car.
    Kansas city aint the west coast…..

  9. 9 Oldude Dec 6th, 2012 at 9:19 am


  10. 10 Mark Shubin Dec 6th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    This wagon looks great in person, I’d love to own and drive it. The colors really do lay well together! The photo’s don’t do it justice.

  11. 11 Lambo Dec 7th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    When I saw it, I thought what a POS – appears I’m not alone – bid did not get over $20K and did not meet reserve – no takers – no sale.

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