Jesse James is a world-famous car customizer and motorcycle fabricator who was born in Long Beach, California and rose to massive fame during the early 2000s with a string of successful television shows that aired on the Discovery Channel. Most notable was James's hit TV show Monster Garage, which took average run-of-the-mill vehicles and transformed them into all kinds of interesting machines such as a Mustang 5.0 Lawn Mower. This handy knack for fabrication and a personality that even won over the heart of Sandra Bullock has made Jesse James one of the most fascinating and popular figures in the automotive world. Over the years, Jesse James has continued to grow his business ventures and stray further from the limelight, giving him more time to focus on his passion for automobiles.
In addition to custom motorcycle fabrication, Jesse has always had a love of cars, and his vehicle collection has always been massive as well. Jesse James loves cars so much that he even purchased the long-running Austin Speed Shop, which is known for creating some of the most unique muscle cars in all of Austin, Texas. Jesse James has an expansive vehicle collection, and his tastes are quite electric. One day, you might see James driving his 2006 Ford GT, and the next time, you might see him in a custom-built rat rod. This obsession for all things with wheels on them has created one of the most beloved car collections in all of Driftwood, Texas, where Jesse currently resides.
20 Jaguar XK-R Blacked Out
The Jaguar XK-R is a badass car in so many respects, and naturally, the beautiful car all blacked out looks even better. This is another one of Jesse’s daily drivers, and the entire car is blacked out from the tail lights to the body, creating one of the stealthiest-looking Jaguar XK-Rs on the planet. The Jaguar XK-R is one of the newer vehicles that have been released by the struggling automaker, and it combines stellar performance with a sleek design—both things that Jesse loves in a vehicle. (Motor Trend)
19 1936 Ford 5 window custom coupe
The 1936 Ford 5 window custom coupe was actually sold at auction recently for a charity event, but this classic car was a part of Jesse's extensive collection for many years. What made the 1936 Ford 5 window custom coupe so cool was the beautiful deep-purple paint job, a paint scheme that almost looked similar to the Plymouth Prowler of recent years. The 1936 Ford 5 window custom coupe, like many of Jesse’s cars, featured a lot of modifications, which made it quite unique, to say the least. (Motor Trend)
18 1951 Mercury Coupe
Jesse James's Sapphire Blue Diamond Crystal Pearl paint 1951 Mercury Coupe was a labor of love that he designed on the weekends in a corner at the Austin Speed Shop in 2006.
This car is what led him to purchase the shop, and the car has been featured at many hot rod shows as well as being featured in two magazines.
With an unmistakable color combination and big fat whitewall tires, this is one unforgettable ride, and its beautiful paint job screams of excellent design tastes. (Motor Trend)
17 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
The 1930 Ford Model A Coupe is a beautifully restored 1930s coupe that Jesse actually built for another legendary motorcycle fabricator, Paul Teutul Sr. This beautiful one-of-a-kind coupe features a full frame-on restoration, which includes a brand-new custom interior and one-of-a-kind chrome rims that complete the look. Of course, no custom hot rod would be complete without a chromed-out engine, and the 1930 Ford Model A Coupe features enough chrome to make any engine enthusiast gleam. (Motor Trend)
16 Ferrari California Coupe
Of course, being a multi-millionaire, Jesse James has some unique exotic cars as well, with the main one being the beautiful Ferrari California Coupe.
The Ferrari California Coupe, with a functional back seat and a beautiful paint job that make this car admirable and unique, is known for being one of the most comfortable Ferrari models that you can buy.
The Ferrari California Coupe that's owned by Jesse is painted black, which is in line with most of his car collection. But oddly enough, Jesse’s Ferrari has no modifications to it. (Motor Trend)
15 2006 Ford GT
There's no doubt that Jesse James has a need for speed that cannot be contained, and it would make sense for him to purchase one of the fastest production cars in the world. The 2006 Ford GT is one of the most famous cars in the world—and with good reason. This was the pinnacle of Ford performance, and most celebrities, including the famous country singer Alan Jackson, have this supercar in their garage right now. The 2006 Ford GT is a marvel of automotive design and Ford innovation. (Cargurus)
14 Custom Baja 2006 Silverado
Since moving to Texas, one of the most common vehicles from Jesse James’s collection has been his prized Custom Baja 2006 Silverado.
This one-of-a-kind truck was inspired by his West Coast Choppers Baja racing days and takes most of these off-road characteristics to the streets.
The Custom Baja 2006 Silverado is known for its wide body kit and huge off-road tires, giving a glimpse of one of the best Baja-inspired Chevrolet trucks to date. The Custom Baja 2006 Silverado is probably one of Jesse James's most preferable vehicles. (TMZ)
13 Hennessey Ford Raptor
Well, in addition to the Custom Baja 2006 Silverado, Jesse also has another off-road beast that's so rare that the truck commands a half-a-million-dollar price tag. The Hennessey Ford Raptor is a truck that's built on the already amazing Ford Raptor platform, and then, it takes it a step further with a supercharged engine that pushes out an amazing almost-700 horsepower. Jesse hasn’t been seen driving his Hennessey Ford Raptor as often as he's been seen in his 2006 Silverado, but that could be because he's trying to preserve such a rarity in the automotive world. (Motor Trend)
12 1929 Ford Sedan "Sweet Pea"
Another unique car that was designed by Jesse at the Austin Speed Shop is the 1929 Ford Sedan "Sweet Pea." This unique car, with its rust-colored paint scheme, is quite aggressive-looking, and if all of the fabrication wasn’t enough to impress you, the powerful chrome engine would've certainly blown some of your hairs back. The 1929 Ford Sedan "Sweet Pea," along with a few of Jesse’s other designs, was also sold at auction recently. The 1929 Ford Sedan is a great car, in general, because of a lightweight design and stellar functionality. (Hot Rod)
11 F1 ride-along car commissioned by Bobby Epstein
The F1 ride-along car commissioned by Bobby Epstein was built because of Jesse’s newfound love for F1 racing.
This unique car is an actual F1 replica that's been driven at many events, and while not being a street legal ride, it just goes to show how versatile Jesse can be when it comes to designing different vehicles.
The F1 ride-along car commissioned by Bobby Epstein is also one of the most notable F1 cars in the business with its unique design that's hard to miss by any stretch of the imagination. (Hot Rod)
10 1962 Chevy Impala
The 1962 Chevy Impala that was designed by Jesse James is the quintessential California car with its aggressive lowered suspension and a unique design that screams Jesse James. The 1962 Chevy Impala, in general, is one of the most influential and well-known cars in the world, as it became famous during the nineties, especially as the lowrider of choice for many of the world's most famous rap music artists including Dr. Dre. Jesse James custom fabricated his 1962 Chevy Impala as he did with many of the other cars in his collection. (Motor Trend)
9 1964 Polara Twin Turbo Hemi
The 1964 Polara Twin Turbo Hemi is a special-edition drag racing car that was designed by Jesse James and fabricated by the Roadster Shop. This one-of-a-kind vehicle that packs a supercharged Hemi engine and a lowered suspension was one of the cars that stole the Sema show. Jesse James has been known for his love of all things muscle car, and the 1964 Polara Twin Turbo Hemi is a stellar car that was designed to follow Jesse's signature style of muscle car design. (Hot Rod)
8 69 Road Runner drag car
The 69 Road Runner drag car is an active drag racing vehicle that was used in the seventies as a full-functioning original drag racer.
The car was purchased by Jesse and restored at his Austin Speed Shop.
The original orange paint is astonishing in quality and color, and the car has remained an original symbol of a happier time in the drag racing world. Jesse recently listed the car on his official eBay page and sold it at auction, and we can only imagine that the buyer of this one-of-a-kind car was quite happy, to say the least. (Hot Rod)
7 2004 Panoz Esperante Flying Car
The 2004 Panoz Esperante is a rather unique little roadster that's sold by a US-based performance-car company, and it continues to be one of the hidden jewels in the touring industry. What makes the 2004 Panoz Esperante Flying Car so special is that the car actually managed to take flight on its Monster Garage episode, which is a feat not matched by many cars ever created. This stellar car has remained one of Jesse James's favorites, and with good reason, as it combines a beautiful and innovative design that broke history. (Motor Trend)
6 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
The 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner is a rather unique and stellar performance car that remained legendary during the racing seasons of the sixties. With legends like Richard Petty driving this fine example of Mopar automotive, it's no wonder that Jesse James just had to add this car to his collection. The 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner is the quintessential example of what it takes to be a Mopar legend, and the original model that Jesse James has remains one of the prime examples in his garage that was a unique classic. (Hot Rod)
5 1957 Chevy 210 "Handy Man" Station Wagon
There are many unique Chevrolet models that came out of the fifties, and one such model is the 1957 Chevy 210 "Handy Man" Station Wagon.
This one-of-a-kind piece of automotive history was the main way for a handyman to transport goods and tools long before the Van became a common occurrence in the automotive industry.
The 1957 Chevy 210 "Handy Man" Station Wagon stays true to the original style and formula of the 210, but of course, there are the usual Jesse James touches that make all of the vehicles in his collection unique. (Hot Rod)
4 1954 Chevy 210
The 1954 Chevy 210 was another unique piece of automotive history at a time when GM was making some of the most unique cars in the business. The 1954 Chevy 210 stayed true to the original formula of the fifties Chevrolets, and that's what the buying public loved about these cars. The 1954 Chevy 210 in Jesse James's collection is a truly unique car and one that he's added many notable touches to, making this car a truly unique acquisition. The 1954 Chevy 210 is also known for its above-average performance and functionality. (Hot Rod)
3 1932 Ford Roadster
No car collection would be complete without a 1932 Ford Roadster, and Jesse James just happens to have one. His variation of this classic rat rod has all of the stylings touches that you'd expect from the custom-bike-building superstar, including a unique exterior color that screams West Coast Choppers and a one-of-a-kind engine-and-transmission combination that makes this little coupe able to burn some serious rubber. The 1932 Ford Roadster in Jesse James's collection is one of the most notable hot rods in the industry, and this car just goes to show Jesse's eclectic taste in cars. (Hot Rod)
2 1952 Chevrolet Styleline
The 1952 Chevrolet Styleline is another one-of-a-kind unique car, and this car is in line with Jesse's penchant for buying V8 hot rods of yesteryear. The 1952 Chevrolet Styleline was known for having a unique style that set trends among the automotive world. Coupled with the one-of-a-kind engine that James installed into this car, the 1952 Chevrolet Styleline is anything but ordinary and goes to show that with a little bit of fabrication and vision, just about any classic car can be built into a fire-breathing hot rod. (Hot Rod)
1 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom
Probably one of Jesse James's most notable cars in his collection is the 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom. This is a rather unique car that goes to show you that the Impala pretty much looks good in just about any year format. The 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom example owned by James stays true to the California flare that he's famous for with its classic fat tires and a lowered design that means business. The 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom is a legendary car by its own merits, and Jesse James just takes it a step further with his interesting design philosophy. (Hot Rod)
Sources: Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Car Gurus