Late Rush Drummer Neil Peart’s Classic Sports Car Collection Sells Almost $4 Million!
Gooding & Company sold a collection of classic cars belonging to late RUSH drummer Neil Peart this past weekend. The cars sold for $3.9 million!
In total, you could have bid on a total of seven of Peart’s cars: 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 sold for $1.325 million! The 1964 Aston Martin didn’t reach its reserve price and therefore didn’t sell.
On the naming of his collection, Peart wrote: “The title ‘Silver Surfers’ for my collection of cars occurred to me while driving the DB5 up and down the Pacific Ocean. Because it felt right to me, I guess — the idea that I was just one of the wave riders.”
“I had moved from Toronto to Los Angeles in 2000 (cherchez la femme), and in search of natural peace I often drove out that way and up into the Santa Monica Mountains. Out past Malibu to Ventura County, I’d weave along barren ridges of rock and vegetation, the ocean always on one big side. Some days would be misted by the marine layer, while other days the sun blared through a clear sky. The waves were slow and gentle, or churned out a powerful, rolling rhythm… 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. 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.”
For more info, go to goodingco.com.
$3.9 million is a substantial amount of money for a car collection!
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a car?
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