Black Pearl, 1948 Jaguar
The rock ICON James Hetfield, being a major part of one of the biggest bands in rock history as the lead singer and co-founder of Metallica, has achieved a lot in his life.
And he very much enjoys driving his own cars, with Hetfield having a wide collection of ICONIC classic cars. For the past 17 years, Hetfield has commissioned ten outrageous custom rides fashioned from the ruins of classic Lincolns, Packards, Buicks, and other Detroit iron.
1936 Ford Coupe, Iron First
James Hetfield has even named some of them, with his 1934 Packard being dubbed the Aquarius, while his 1936 Ford Coupe being named Iron Fist. Away from his cars, he also owns a strong collection of motorcycles.
1934 Duesenberg Walker Coupe, value over 20 mio $
Jay Leno owns one of the most eclectic car collections in the world, consisting of more than 180 cars and 160 motorcycles housed in a 122,000-square-foot climate-controlled garage.
A 1934 Duesenberg Walker Coupe is Jay Leno's most expensive car, valued at over $20 million. He also owns a McLaren F1 and a McLaren P1, valued at seven figures; as well as Pre-WWII classics, such as vintage Bugattis, although with this Type 37A.
1928 Vintage Bugatti Type 37A
1928 Bugatti Type 37A. The house of Bugatti is known for producing some of the fastest, most exclusive cars of all time. The Bugatti Type 37 was probably the best car of its day to utilize only 60bhp, but the 37A had a supercharger which increased power up to 20 bhp.
Hongqi L5 is a luxury sedan that was supposedly to be the costliest car in China.
It was launched during the 2014 China Auto show and was picked up by a Chinese car.collector and businessman for 800,000 dollars.
The Hongqi L5 is an ultra-luxury sedan that seems like a natural competitor of European luxury marques such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Mercedes. The Chinese word Hongqi translates to Red Flag. The car costs about 5 Million Chinese Yuan, which converts to roughly $780,000 in today's money.
Hongqi is a luxury car marque based in Changchun, China. It started in 1958 and made the first car independently produced in China. As a result, it is currently the oldest manufacturer in the country.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
Nick Mason, the English musician, drummer, and founding member of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd - is also a car enthusiast with a crazy car collection, including vintage cars from Ferrari, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Porsche, Lotus, and more.
Nick owns about 40 cars that hold priceless historic and monetary value. The most iconic ride is his 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, with an indicative value of over $70 million.
Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa
Bruce Meyer prospered through real estate business, and his classic car passion went as far as to open an automotive museum. In this museum, the Petersen Automotive Museum, he stores some of his nicest vehicles. The most of which being a pristine Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa.
Like almost every other classic Ferrari Testa Rossa, this one saw its fair share of races and victories. Nowadays, the Testa Rossa is one of the most expensive and desired cars in history. Many go for as much as $30+ million, not to mention one-off versions like the Meyer's 625.
Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe is one of just two hardtop coupes ever created by Mercedes-Benz which explains the mammoth price of $142 million, 2022 sold.
The outlet claims that fewer than ten key collectors were secretly invited to a swanky private event at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart in May 2022
Each of those individuals met the predetermined criteria that Mercedes required of the person they would ultimately sell the 300SLR to.
The company allegedly wanted to ensure that any custodian of the Silver Arrows racing car would lavish it with the same care and attention as Mercedes, as well as continue to share the car at events and not sell it on to a third party.
The Silver Arrow was one of the most potent race cars of its day and laid the groundwork for many popular motors today. They were named after Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the head of Mercedes’ Test Department who drove one as a company car.
1957 BMW 507
Starting in the mid-50s, German carmakers were churning out one instant classic after the other. BMW developed a roadster , the ICONIC 1957 BMW 507 that would rival some of the most publicized German two-door sports cars.
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