Neil Peart was the drummer for the rock band Rush. He lost his battle with cancer last year. What many may not have known is that he had an amazing silver car collection. Now, Gooding & Company is preparing to sell Peart’s entire collection at this year’s 2021 Pebble Beach Concours.
Peart confined his collection to only the most significant cars built in the 1960s. You couldn’t find a better collection that hits all of the most sought-after models from that decade. Here’s a brief rundown of what’s in the auction and what represents the highlights of 1960s auto production.
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupe
A mildly hot-rodded E-Type Jag, it has seen original components swapped out. A Tremec five-speed manual transmission, Wilwood disc brakes, lightweight flywheel, and upgraded suspension pieces are welcome changes. The estimated sale price is $140,000 to $160,000.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe
Restored in 2011, it features the 340 hp 327 backed by a four-speed manual trans. The split-window Coupe was only made in 1963. Estimated selling price is $150,000 to $180,000.
1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe
The only car in the collection outside of the 1960s, this Ghibli coupe is one of only 425 made. It features a tan leather interior. Those unique wheels are Campagnolo center-locks. Perth bought the Maser in 2013. The estimated sale price is $250,000 to $300,000.
1965 Maserati Mistral Spider
This is one of 125 Mistral Spiders made. It was restored while owned by Peart. The estimate of final sale is $575,000 to $650,000.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
Supposedly, Peart longed for an example of the DB5 from childhood. It was the first classic car he purchased. Sitting on Borrani wire wheels, it features a ZF manual transmission. The interior is finished in navy blue leather. Estimate of price is $650,000 to $725,000.
1964 Shelby Cobra 289
The only non-silver car in the collection, this is the less outrageous 289 ci version of the Shelby Cobra. Peart purchased the Cobra as you see it in 2015. Estimate of sales price is $900,000 to $1 Million.
1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
The icing on the collector cake is Peart’s Lamborghini Miura. The silver exterior is augmented by the black leather interior. It is estimated to sell for between $1.2 million and $1.5 million.