|Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, is honored to announce its offering of the world-renowned rock drummer and lyricist Neil Peart’s collection of classic cars at its 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions. The incredible opportunity to bid on these extraordinary classic cars, dubbed the “Silver Surfers” by the legendary musician, will take place at the company’s two-day sale on August 13 and 14, 2021.
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Estimate: $650,000 – $725,000)
Among the most recognizable and admired grand touring cars of all time is the Aston Martin DB5. Truly as sporty as it is elegant, the DB5 has come to embody the very definition of cool, forever linked to Sir Sean Connery’s portrayal of the ever-charming international spy, James Bond. Mr. Peart’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5, chassis DB5/1690/R, is one of just over 1,000 built, and was acquired by the consignor in 2009. It comes finished in the gorgeous colors of Silver Birch metallic over a navy blue leather interior, and also features a five-speed ZF gearbox and period-correct, alloy-rimmed Borrani wire wheels.
- 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,000,000)
This magnificent 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, chassis CSX2234, was purchased by Mr. Peart in 2015 to serve as a centerpiece of his remarkable collection. It had received a comprehensive restoration in the mid-2000s, and is stated to have been a particularly intact example prior to the work. Equipped from new with the desirable Ford 289 V-8 engine and rack-and-pinion steering, CSX2234 is finished in all black livery with chrome wire wheels and a side exhaust. As one of the most famous, capable, and coveted sports cars ever built, Mr. Peart’s Cobra is the pride of his inventory of iconic sports cars.
- 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S (Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,500,000)
Often referred to as the world’s first true supercar, Ferruccio Lamborghini’s reality-defying Miura was the fastest production car of all time upon its release in 1966. Design house Gruppo Bertone’s Marcello Gandini designed the Miura’s stunning coachwork, concealing a mid-mounted transverse V-12 with an astonishingly low overall height of just over 41 inches. The Miura is understandably considered by some to be the most beautiful production car ever built. This particular Lamborghini Miura P400 S from Mr. Peart’s estate, chassis 4042, is finished entirely in his favored silver livery, and comes accented by a black interior. The impressive sports car is also fitted with air-conditioning and its boldly-styled Campagnolo cast alloy wheels.
- 1965 Maserati Mistral Spider (Estimate: $575,000 – $650,000)
For the 1963 model year, Maserati updated their successful 3500 GT with a completely new model: the Mistral. Featuring sophisticated and modern lines designed by the talented Pietro Frua, a total of 953 Mistrals were produced by the marque over its eight-year production run, of which only a mere 125 were completed as Spider convertibles. Mr. Peart’s Maserati Mistral Spider presented here, chassis AM109/S*049*, was built in 1965 and was initially sold through famed exotic car importer Hoffman Motors in New York City. A comprehensive restoration was performed by the renowned Ken Lovejoy of Boulder Creek, California while the car was under Mr. Peart’s ownership. Presented in a brilliant silver metallic over an oxblood leather interior, this Mistral 3500 Spider appears in superb condition.
- 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe (Estimate: $140,000 – $160,000)
This sleek two-place 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe, chassis 890630, is finished in Opalescent Silver with a red leather interior. It has received significant, thoughtful upgrades, including a Tremec five-speed gearbox, lightweight flywheel, Wilwood disc brakes and uprated suspension components. Surely one of the most beautifully styled roadgoing Jaguars of all time.
- 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe (Estimate: $250,000 – $300,000)
The Ghibli was designed by accomplished automotive stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro and is considered among his very finest work, boasting angular lines, hidden headlights, a long hood, and a dramatically sloping roofline. One of just 425 produced, this 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe, chassis AM 115 49 2428, is resplendent in its silver metallic paint over a tan leather interior. Mr. Peart’s special Ghibli features correct Campagnolo center-lock alloy wheels, and it was added to his impressive group of “Silver Surfers” upon its importation from Europe in 2013.
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe (Estimate: $150,000 – $180,000)
Mr. Peart’s Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe is a 327/340 hp coupe from 1963, the only model year to feature the iconic split rear window. Desirably equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox, chassis 30837S109652 is presented in silver with a red vinyl interior. The attractive and rare coupe received an extensive restoration prior to joining the Peart collection in 2011. The proportions, stance, and design details of the C2 Corvette coupe earn it a place among the greatest General Motors design achievements.
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The Pebble Beach Auctions
Dates: Friday, August 13, at 5 p.m. PDT, and Saturday, August 14, at 11 a.m. PDT
Location: Pebble Beach Parc du Concours
Public Preview: Wednesday, August 11 through Saturday, August 14
Auction Catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auction
General Admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auction
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