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Neil Peart's Silver Surfers classic car collection fetches over $3 million at Pebble Beach Auction

Mon, Aug 16, 2021@11:23AM | comments

UPDATE - 8/25@1:25PM: The 1964 Aston Martin was also finally sold for $625K as seen here (thanks RushFanForever).

Neil Peart's extensive classic car collection - dubbed the Silver Surfers by Neil himself - fetched over $3 million at Gooding & Company's 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions this past weekend. Of the seven cars up for auction, all were sold except for the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which didn't reach reserve and will sell later. You can view the auction results online here - lots 110-112,114-116. As we learned last month, this collection of classic cars were the subject of a coffee table book that Neil Peart was working on prior to his untimely passing last year. From

... Neil's love of classic cars was a lifelong passion, and prior to his passing, he was extremely proud to have completed his final book titled, "Silver Surfers." The following passage from his first coffee table book explains, in his own words, how the collection name came about:

"The title Silver Surfers for my collection of cars occurred to me while driving my 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.... In search of natural peace, I often drove out that way and up in to 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. The waves were slow and gentle, or churned out a powerful, rolling rhythm..."

We are happy that his wish to see this book published will be fulfilled, with a release date to be announced. This will certainly be a loving homage to the man and one of his true passions.