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Metallica’s James Hetfield Donates 10 Custom Hot Rods to Petersen Museum

James Hetfield entered into Rock and Roll’s ultimate museum in 2009 when Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now, some of Hetfield’s finest vehicles will also be featured in a museum–the Los Angeles, CA-based Petersen Automotive Museum.

A hands-on gearhead, the Metallica frontman has donated 10 cars from his personal hot rod collection, including the 1948 Jaguar Mk 4 custom that earned the 2014 Goodguys Custom of the Year, to Petersen’s Bruce Meyer Family Gallery.

These are some of the cars donated:

1937 Lincoln Zephyr “Voodoo Priest”

1936 Auburn Roadster “Slow Burn

1934 Packard “Aquarius”

1936 Ford “Iron Fist

1956 Ford F-100 “Str8edge”

1948 Jaguar Mk 4 “Black Pearl

1953 Buick Skylark “Skyscraper”

1937 Ford “Crimson Ghost”

1961 Lincoln Continental

The Hetfield collection will go on display starting in February 2020. This Hemmings article has more details on Hetfield and his hobby.

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One Comment

  1. Michael Eakins says:

    Great cars. They look like Rick Dore customs to me. That’s a good thing. They all belong in the museum.

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