Jesse James’ 51 Mercury

This is Jesse James’ 1951 Mercury that I upholstered during my time at Austin Speed Shop. Jesse left the interior design up to me and this is what I came up with. It’s baby blue Naugahyde and vintage Cadillac fabric, with a funky silver vinyl for the piping and headliner, and a nice plush wool carpet. The front seat was sectioned and lowered as much as possible to give Jesse a little headroom in the chopped Merc, and the back seat and rear armrests were fabricated from wood, fiberglass and foam. The stainless door panel trim is custom too.