James Hetfield's Aquarius

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The Aquarius is a coachbuilt custom owned by James Hetfield. Built by Rick Dore Kustoms, the flowing teardrop body is influenced by the 1938 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet, a work of the French coachbuilders Figoni and Falaschi. The body on the Aquarius was hand-formed by Marcel's Custom Metal in Corona, California. Made from aluminum sheet, the Aquarius features pontoon fenders, a DuVall style windshield, and a lift-off hardtop. Photo courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
The Aquarius at the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. Photo courtesy of Howard Gribble.
Photo courtesy of Charles LaGreca.
Photo courtesy of Charles LaGreca.
The Aquarius at the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show. James' car was one of the contenders for the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award. Photo courtesy of Howard Gribble.
The Aquarius at the Rodeo Drive Concours in Beverly Hills on Fathers Day 2016. Photo courtesy of John D'Agostino.
In 2019 Hetfield donated the Aquarius and 9 other cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum where it will be displayed among other Metallica memorabilia. The Hetfield collection will go on display starting in February 2020. Photo courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The Aquarius is a coachbuilt custom owned by James Hetfield. Built by Rick Dore Kustoms, the flowing teardrop body is influenced by the 1938 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet, a work of the French coachbuilders Figoni and Falaschi. The body on the Aquarius was hand-formed by Marcel's Custom Metal in Corona, California. Made from aluminum sheet, the Aquarius features pontoon fenders, a DuVall style windshield, and a lift-off hardtop. In January of 2015, the car was first shown at the 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California.


Donated to the Petersen Automotive Museum

In 2019 Hetfield donated the Aquarius and 9 other cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum where it will be displayed among other Metallica memorabilia. The Hetfield collection will go on display starting in February 2020.[1]


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