Neil Peart’s Classic Car Collection Totals $3.9m In Auction
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Neil Peart of Rush performs on stage at O2 Arena on May 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)
One Car Sold For $1.325 million
Seven classic cars which were previously owned by late Rush drummer Neil Peart has hit the auction block last weekend and fetched a total of $3.9 million. The collection was dubbed as “The Silver Surfers” by Peart himself and it was part of the Gooding & Company’s 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions. The set included a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, a 1965 Maserati Mistral Spider, a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe, a 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe.
The 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S sold for the highest amount at $1.325 million. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5, however, failed to sell.
“The title … occurred to me while driving the DB5 up and down the Pacific Ocean,” Peart wrote about The Silver Surfers. “Because it felt right to me, I guess – the idea that I was just one of the wave riders.”
“It was during one of these drives when out of nowhere, it just occurred to me that the color of the ocean had influenced the silver palette of the collection,” he added. “What other color looks as good in a blue photo? Not black, not white – silver. And a fortunate risk for the framers’ art, too: silver frames.”