James Hetfield’s 1948 Jaguar – The Black Pearl!


Any Metallica fans out there?? Here is a fact that you might not know, James Hetfield is a collector of exquisite hot rods! Today on the menu we have the 1948 Jaguar A.K.A The Black Pearl!

This car is completely custom made and built on a 1948 Jaguar chassis, designed by Rick Dore and James Hetfield himself, the body work was hand crafted by California’s Marcel and Luc De Lay.

The Jag features 302 cubic inch Ford V8 engine with Ford C4 automatic transmission, producing 375 Hp, and combined with the cream white leather seats and the PPG black paint job, it’s a feast for the eyes!

The hard work they put in it didn’t go unnoticed, the Jag won the Goodguys’ 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year award during the Goodguys 32nd annual All American Get-Together 2014, as well as the Sam Barris award and the Custom d’Elegance at the Sacramento AutoRama!!

Check it out!!