Neil Peart was best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the Rush rock band. But aside from being a musician, Neil was also known for his classic car collection dubbed as the “Silver Surfers”. Seven of these classic cars were recently sold at Gooding & Company’s 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions for more than $3.9 million. Here is a closer look.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
This 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is the first car of the “Silver Surfers” Collection. Well-maintained through the years, this classic is wrapped in silver exterior with a black leather interior. Powered by a 4.2-liter CC DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 5-Speed ZF manual gearbox, this DB5 was sold for $675,000.
1965 Maserati Mistral 3500 Spider
This is a very rare model since it is one of Just 12 of the 3.5-liter Mistral 3500 Spiders produced by Maserati. It was restored and well maintained since it was acquired by Neil, and it was extensively refurbished by Ken Lovejoy. It was sold for $522,000.
1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe
One of only 425 Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupes built, this classic offers supercar-levels of performance and satisfying comfort. Since this car was one of Neil’s favorite cars to drive, it has been thoroughly serviced and maintained for road readiness. It was sold for $274,400.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe
This second-generation Corvette features a 1963-only split rear window body design. Part of Neil’s “Silver Surfer” Collection since 2011, this Corvette is a show-quality classic that underwent frame-off restoration in 2005. It was sold for $368,000.
1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
This is a late-production Lamborghini Miura P400 S with ventilated disc brakes and air-conditioning. Extremely rare since its one of just 338 examples built, this Miura P400 S has retained its original engine and body panel stampings. It was refinished and maintained under Neil’s ownership. It was sold for $1,325,000.
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Fixed Head Coupe
Owned by Neil since 2013, this classic has retained its original engine (3,781 CC DOHC inline 6-cylinder mill) per JDHT Certificate. This 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I features select upgrades for an enjoyable drive and is well-maintained under current and previous owners. It was sold for $318,500
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Known as the final car to join the “Silver Surfers” collection, this 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra has been well-maintained and boasts of Concours-level restoration (photo-documented). This pure rack-and-pinion 289 CID Cobra is well optioned, although it has retained its original twin four-barrel Intake. It was sold for $1,160,000.
Source: Gooding & Company
In the care of the same family for the last 45 years, this COPO Camaro is almost as good as new with only 3,645 miles on the odometer.
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