Canada-Toronto-based rock and prog band Rush had a sad loss around last year. Sadly, drummer Neil Peart passed away at 68. Now after almost 1.5 years later his loss, his sports car collection is going on an auction at California’s Pebble Beach Auctions. Here are all the details of this auction.
Before passing away, Neil Peart was a huge car collector. He had plenty of sports vehicles, or as he was saying “Silver Surfers”. Now seven of his collection cars are getting ready for an auction that will take place in California. That auction is going to be a part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance automotive charity event and the auction house Gooding & Company will present it. For any car enthusiast, the cars that are going to be at auction are very special pieces. The prices vary between $150k and $1.5m for a piece. Here is a complete list of the vehicles that are going to be there:
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5
- 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe
- 1965 Maserati Mistral Spider
- 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
- 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe
As we said before, late Rush drummer Neil Peart was referring to his cars as “Silver Surfers”. He even wrote something about that name once before he passed away.
“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.”
But that’s not the only story Neil Peart told about his silver surfers, his cars. He once explained more emotional stuff about his cars
“I had moved from Toronto to Los Angeles in 2000, 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.”
Auction company founder David Gooding talked about this soon to be auction and shared his opinions about how humbled they are and how honored they are about this auction for Rush Drummer Neil Peart’s cars.. He said that they are going to try to find new homes for those cars.