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Metallica Lead Guitarist Kirk Hammett Selling Classic 1968 Black Jaguar XKE Ahead of ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Broker Beverly Hills Car Club to Handle Jaguar Auction

By DONNA BALANCIA

Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is selling his 1968 Jaguar XKE just in time to hit the road on the band’s North American tour.

kirk hammett jaguarAll inquiries on the Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 2+2 are being handled by the Beverly Hills Car Club, a broker of European classic cars.

Kirk Hammett and the Jaguar

“Kirk is a living legend in the music industry,” said Alex Manos, owner of Beverly Hills Car Club. “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.

The collectible 1968 Jaguar XKE has a manual transmission. This car, which was repainted a glossy black, was originally opalescent silver blue, and features a wood steering wheel, wire wheels and includes the spare tire. The engine and transmission are sound and in running order. This is an original California car.

Bids are now being accepted via eBay. The auction closes at 1:45 PM PT, tomorrow, Feb. 17. For more information or to bid on Kirk Hammett’s 1968 Jaguar XKE, please visit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Jaguar-XK-Series-1-5-2-2-/222402374715

Kirk Hammett's Jaguar on Ebay

When we checked the auction the bidding was up to $35K but reserve wasn’t met

Metallica WorldWired Tour

Hammett and Metallica will hit the road taking its WorldWired Tour around the U.S. and Canada starting May 10th at Baltimore’s M and T Bank Stadium.

The tour winds around the U.S. and Canada before concluding August 16th in Edmonton, Alberta. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will open most dates, and Gojira joining up for August shows.

Tickets for the U.S. segment of the WorldWired Tour go on sale February 17. Legacy Fan Club members can buy tickets starting February 14th. Each ticket purchased for the WorldWired tour will come with either a digital or physical copy of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.

For the GRAMMYs, Metallica and Lady Gaga performed the Hardwired song “Moth Into Flame.”

Metallica Tour Dates

May 10 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium

May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field

May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium

May 17 – Uniondale, NY @ New Coliseum

May 19 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium

May 21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range Festival

June 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium

June 7 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field

June 11 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium

June 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome

June 16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium

June 18 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field

July 5 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium

July 7 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium

July 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park

July 12 – Detroit, MI @ Comercia Park

July 14 – Quebec City, QC-@Festival D’Ete

July 16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre

July 19 – Montreal, QB @ Parc Jean-Drapeau

July 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl

August 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium

August 6 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park

August 9 – Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field

August 14 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place

August 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium

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