"The Black Pearl": Metallica's Lead Singer James Hetfield's Scratch-Built Custom Car

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If you're interested in Metallica then you probably know that James Hetfield, the lead singer of the band, is a dedicated car lover and collector who owns some stunning customs as well as several other vehicles.

In today's video, we're checking out one of these spectacular machines: the Black Pearl. First of all, we have never seen a car that deserves its name as the Black Pearl does. It looks like a shiny gigantic piece of black pearl that is worth of millions of dollars. James Helfield's custom car is a scratch-build that began as
a 1948 Jaguar. It's built by Rick Dore, the famous star of the TV shows Lords of the Car Hoarders and Extreme Car Hoarders. As reported, the Black Pearl is completely scratch built, meaning that it's not a certain model or make. It's ingeniously sculpted; the handmade aluminum body is inspired after tear drop contours and seamless body transition of 1930's American cars. It's painted in a hypnotically deep PPG black by Vintage Color Studio. It won not only Goodguy's 2014 Mother's Custom of the Year award, but also Sam Barris award thanks to its outstanding beauty.

Check out today's video with pure attention so that you don't miss any of the details!
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