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Sun, Sep 19, 2021

Neil Peart's extensive Silver Surfers classic car collection going up for auction

Fri, Jun 25, 2021@10:42AM | comments

UPDATE - 7/27@8:17PM: Here's a local TV news story on the Silver Surfers, including an interview with Gooding & Company President David Gooding (thanks Eric at Power Windows).

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Gooding & Company announced yesterday that Neil Peart's extensive classic car collection - dubbed the Silver Surfers by Neil himself - will be going up for auction at its 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions later this summer on August 13 and 14. From the Gooding & Company website:

... Peart's love of cars was a lifelong passion, and his hunger for knowledge included learning everything there is to know about automobiles, inside and out. Classic cars were what he dreamed of owning for many years, and upon purchasing his first, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, he exclaimed that he had dreamed of owning this car since he was a boy. Finally in a position to purchase classic cars of this quality, he slowly and carefully acquired each car until his dream collection, the "Silver Surfers," was complete. Sadly enough, after bravely battling brain cancer for three and a half years, Mr. Peart passed away on January 7, 2020.

On the naming of his collection, Peart wrote:

"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.

I had moved from Toronto to Los Angeles in 2000 (cherchez la femme), 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." ...

The auction will include these seven classic beauties:

* 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe
* 1964 Aston Martin DB5
* 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe
* 1964 Shelby Cobra 289
* 1965 Maserati Mistral Spider
* 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
* 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS

The Pebble Beach Auctions will take place Friday, August 13, at 5PM PDT, and Saturday, August 14, at 11AM PDT at Pebble Beach Parc du Concours, with a public preview on Wednesday, August 11 through Saturday, August 14. Auction catalogues are $100 and include admission for two to the viewing and auction. General admission is $40 and includes admission for one to the viewing and the auction. For more details visit the Gooding & Company website at www.goodingco.com. Thanks to John at Cygnus-X1.net for the heads up.

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