Iconic Classic Cars That Belonged to Rush Drummer Neil Peart to be Auctioned off
The legendary drummer sure had taste in cars
Rush drummer Neil Peart is often considered to be one of the greatest drummers of all time, he also was a big car enthusiast. This summer seven of his classic sports cars will be auctioned off at Pebble Beach in California by Gooding & Co during Monterey Car Week. Tragically Neil Peart died due to cancer in January 2020.
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The collection of cars is called "Silver Surfers", and all but one are in silver (the Shelby Cobra 289 above).
1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
The Miura is arguably the first modern supercar, and also arguably one of the most beautiful cars ever made. This example, a 1970 P400 S, features air conditioning and cast-alloy wheels. This is likely going to be the most expensive car in the collection and is estimated to sell from $1.2-$1.5 million. This Miura is chassis number 4042.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The C2 Corvette Stingray is an American icon, this one is a 1963 model. It features the iconic split-window design. This beautiful example has a red interior and is fitted with the 327 ci V8 that produces 340 hp. This is chassis 30837S109652 and is expected to go for $120,000-$180,000.
1964 Shelby Cobra 289
The Shelby Cobra is another iconic car that Neil Peart owned. This is a 1964 Cobra 289 and is the only car in the collection that isn't silver. This example is chassis CXS224, and it is expected to go for $900,000-$1 million.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
Perhaps the most well-known car on this list, the DB5 gained fame from being a Bond car. This example of the beautiful DB5 features a navy blue leather interior and a 5-speed manual transmission. It is expected to sell for $650,000-$725,000. This example is chassis DB5/1690/R.
1965 Maserati Mistral Spider
Only 953 Maserati Mistrals were built, and only 125 of those were Spiders. This one is expected to fetch $575,000-$650,000 and is chassis AM109/S*049*.
1964 Jaguar E-Type Coupe
The Jaguar E-Type is often considered to be the most beautiful car ever built, and that's no surprise, just look at it. This one is a 1964 series 1 coupe and is chassis 890630. This beautiful car has some modern parts including a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, Wilwood disc brakes, upgraded suspension components, and a lightweight flywheel. It features a red leather interior and is expected to sell for $140,000-$160,000.
1973 Maserati Ghibli SS
This Maserati Ghibli is a 1973 SS model. 425 SS models were made and this one is expected to go for $250,000-$300,000. This car features a tan leather interior. It is chassis AM 115 49 2428.
All of these cars are amazing, and I want every single one. Unfortunately, there is no Red Barchetta. These will be auctioned off on August 13-14 at the Gooding & Co auction.
All information and pictures came from the Gooding & Company Website.