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The Essence of Classics Auction: October 23, 2021

Lot:124 1957 Chevrolet Handyman Wagon

The Essence of Classic Auction, October 23, 2021

Lot:124 1957 Chevrolet Handyman Wagon

Condition: #1

Museum and Pebble Beach Quality

Less than 200 miles since restoration

Always kept in climate controlled environment

Serviced and started weekly by collector’s personal mechanic. Gas kept fresh. Oil kept fresh. Battery kept current. During weekly inspections, starting and short drives, all components, whether it be lights, mechanical, leaks, A/C, power components, interior or exterior noise, tires, batteries, undercarriage or any other issue that may have presented itself was addressed and resolved on the spot. This car can be driven anywhere and any distance, just as if it were new.

Purchased from the Branson Auto & Farm Museum

In the late 50’s and 60’s the 57 Handyman wagons were used by contractors and service companies, which reduced the amount of these vehicles drastically, because many were scrapped. Estimates are that less than 1000 exist and that includes all conditions including parts cars and everything in between. It is more of a rarity when you find these wagons as a number one, but now you have. One avid Chevy collector stated that he has been going to car shows and cruises for 35 years and he had seen many nice Nomads, but had only witnessed one Handyman’s Wagon in #1 condition.

Total frame off restoration

Body panels are perfectly done as is all the chrome on the car

LS2 Engine

700 R4 automatic 6-speed transmission

93 front and rear corvette suspension

Main Street Upholstery

Power windows

Power Brakes

Power Steering

Modern A/C

DVD player

Finished in base/clear blue & cream white

Touch screen dropdown video viewer

#1 condition and this wagon has many pro-touring upgrades, but the build has maintained the entire 57 characteristics that Chevy instilled into their 50’s manufacturing scheme. Standard wagons and 4 doors in average condition are selling for between $50k to $100k and in order to create a masterpiece such as this 57, once would spend over $100k in the build alone.

Auction Estimate: $125,000.00 to $135,000.00

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