The late Rush drummer Neil Peart’s estate has announced that his collection of classic cars will be auctioned next month.
The classic sports car set, which Peart once referred to collectively as his “Silver Surfers”, will be on display during the two-day Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance organized by the Californian auction house Gooding & Company on April 13th and 14th. August auctioned.
The collection includes a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (estimated retail price between $ 650.00 and $ 725,000), a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 ($ 900,000 to $ 1 million), a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S ($ 1.2 to $ 1 million) , $ 5 million), a Maserati. 1965 Mistral Spider ($ 575,000 and $ 650,000), a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-liter coupe ($ 140,000-160,000), a 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe (250,000 $ 300,000) and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe ($ 150,000 – $ 180,000).
As stated on the company’s website, Peart’s love of cars has been a lifelong passion, and when he bought his first classic car, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, he stated that he had dreamed of owning the car since childhood. Finally being able to acquire vintage cars of this quality, he bought every car until his dream collection, the Silver Surfers, was complete.
To name his collection, Peart wrote:
“The title ‘Silver Surfers’ for my car collection came to mind while driving up and down the Pacific Ocean in the DB5. Because it felt right to me, I think – the idea that I was just one of the surfers. “
“I moved from Toronto to Los Angeles in 2000 (cherchez la femme), and I used to go out into the Santa Monica Mountains that way in search of natural tranquility,” Peart recalls. “Out of Malibu to Ventura County, I meandered along barren rock and vegetation ridges, the sea always on one side. On some days the ocean layer was fogged while on other days the sun burned through a clear sky. Waves were slow and gentle, or whirled up a powerful, rolling rhythm … It was during one of those trips that I remembered that out of nowhere the color of the ocean had influenced the collection’s silver palette. What other color looks so good on a blue photo? Not black, not white – silver. And also a luck risk for the art of framers: silver frames. “
More information about the auction can be found on the Gooding and Company website.