Neil Peart’s “Silver Surfers” car collection sells for US$3.9 million

Before you ask, no there was no red Barchetta in the lot. But there was a 1963 split-window Corvette, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (the classic James Bond car), a 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, a 1964 E-Type Jaguar, a 1965 Maserati Mistral, a 1970 Lamborghini P400 S, and a 1973 Maserati Ghibli.

Known as Neil’s “Silver Surfers” car collection (all but the Shelby were silver), his family auctioned off the cars this past weekend. The Lambo fetched the most (US$1.325 million; it’s the one in the middle of the photo below)) with the total haul being US$3.9 million. The DB5 (the one at the very back) didn’t make its reserve price so it will be sold at a later date.

Neil loved these cars. He was working on a coffee table book about them before he died in January 2020.

Neil Peart Silver Surfers car collection

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Neil Peart’s “Silver Surfers” car collection sells for US$3.9 million

  • August 18, 2021 at 9:37 am
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    I emailed you before about the artist Paul Weller
    Still haven’t done a show on him yet. I am sure you are busy, but I would like to hear your take on him.
    Cheers
    Frank

    P.S. Just a reminder

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