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Wednesday, 30 June 2021 22:12

On The Lighter Side: Rush Drummer Neil Peart's Amazing Car Collection Up For Auction

Written by Christopher Smith, Motor1

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His Silver Surfer collection includes a rare Shelby, Maseratis, and a million-dollar Miura.

If you don't know Neil Peart, you probably know the band Rush. You've almost certainly heard Peart's virtuosic drumming in songs like The Spirit of Radio or the 1981 classic Tom Sawyer. There are great drummers, and on a completely different level from them all, there's Peart. He lost a lengthy battle with cancer in 2020, but his memory endures in the music he created, and his passion for cars. Specifically, silver cars.


His special collection will grace the fine fields of Pebble Beach in August, where several extraordinary cars will cross the auction block on August 13 and 14 through Gooding & Company. Peart named his collection the Silver Surfers for obvious reasons, and it's an enviable collection of epic classics in every sense of the word. Here's a quick look at the cars and estimates on what they might bring, going from lowest to highest. Of course, the rock star factor is always hard to quantify in such situations.


1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8L Coupe
Est. $140,000 - $160,000

 

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Peart's Jag boasts a red interior, but it's not entirely stock. A Tremec five-speed transmission, Wilwood disc brakes, a lightweight flywheel, and upgraded suspension components are listed in its auction description.


1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe
Est. $150,000-$180,000

 

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The only year for the rear split window on the 'Vette, this car is listed as having the 340-horsepower (254-kilowatt) version of the 327 cubic-inch V8. A four-speed manual...


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