Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Puts Classic 1968 Jaguar XKE Up for Auction
Buying a Kirk Hammett guitar can be expensive, but buying the Metallica axeman’s classic Jaguar may be even pricier. The guitar great has put his 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 2+2 for sale on eBay. The sale is being handled by the Beverly Hills Car Club.
The club’s owner Alex Manos says, “Kirk is a living legend in the music industry. This car embodies his sense of style and his appreciation for quality. Enzo Ferrari called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ and in 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.”
He continues, “It also represents the type of cars we have available to buy and sell here. We’re very happy to find a new owner for Kirk’s Jaguar.”
Originally silver blue, the car has been repainted a glossy black. It has a manual transmission, wood steering wheel, wire wheels and is in running order. The original MSRP back in 1968 was just over $5,000, but it is worth substantially more these days. The auction closes tomorrow (Feb. 17) at 1:45PM PST. You can get more info and place a bid at this location.
The car isn’t the only thing Hammett is selling. He recently put his Sea Cliff Estate on the market with a reported asking price of $16 million.
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