Neil Peart’s basic automobile assortment bought for $ Four million, his 1970 Lambo on the prime
The 17th annual Pebble Beach auction this year featured a truly unique collection – rush band drummer Neil Peart’s combo collection, which he affectionately called his Silver Surfers. Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, presented the collection at its two-day auction on August 13th and 14th. As expected, it was a huge hit, and the Toronto Sun reports that it has sold for nearly $ 4 million.
The top sale of the rock star’s seven-piece collection went to the 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, which grossed more than the estimated amount, which is $ 1.325 million. This model, introduced in 1966, was considered the fastest production car at the time and quickly became an icon.
This particular car, chassis 4042, came in an eye-catching silver paint job that was the late Neil Peart’s favorite. At some point in his life, he said that while driving around California he noticed that the blue of the ocean had inadvertently influenced his preference for silver cars because they look so great against a blue background. That’s what he called his beloved old-timers the Silver Surfers.
Only one car from this beautiful collection didn’t sell – the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which was valued at $ 650,000 to $ 725,000. A truly rare beauty, one of just over 1,000 examples built. The Aston Martin from Peart showed its favorite colors, with a silver birch metallic exterior and the navy blue leather interior. In fact, this was the first classic car the late rock drummer bought, which marked the beginning of his collection and which he had dreamed of since childhood.
The other cars from the collection that were sold in Pebble Beach were a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, a 1965 Maserati Mistral Spider, a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 liter coupe, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window Coupe and a 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS coupe.