When Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died in early 2020, many of the tributes written about him paid homage to his versatility. Peart was capable of astonishing feats behind a drum kit, but he was also responsible for Rush’s heady lyrics — an unexpected but compelling combination. As it turns out, there are still other sides to Peart besides his musical activities; he also had a penchant for collecting cars.
More specifically, he had a penchant for collecting silver cars, which led to him dubbing his collection the “Silver Surfers.” (Given that Peart collaborated on a dystopian science fiction novel, this may not come as a surprise.) Now, the whole collection is set to be auctioned off, creating an event where prog rock and automotive history converge.
Motor1 has more details on the auction, which is set to take place on August 13 and 14 in Pebble Beach. Gooding & Company is handling the sale, and a list of some of Peart’s cars should be enough to whet the appetites of many an automotive enthusiast.
The cars include a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, a 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe and a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S. Peart’s taste in cars is undeniably good; this is a collection for the ages. And, as the name suggests, nearly all of the cars are gleaming silver. One exception? A 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, which is estimated to sell for between $900,000 and $1 million.
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