Rock ‘n’ roll music and fast cars have gone hand in hand for decades.
Now some fans of the late Rush drummer Neil Pearl who also have deep pockets will have an opportunity to own some of his mostly silver collection of vintage automobiles.
An avid car buff, Pearl died from cancer in January, and now his collection of like-new silver cars – which he affectionately nicknamed the “Silver Surfers” for the riding-the-wave feeling he got behind the wheel on the California coast – will be auctioned off at the Gooding & Company auction during Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California.
The collection includes a totally restored 1963 Corvette split-window coupe with a red interior and a 327/340 horsepower engine under the hood. Restored 10 years ago, it’s estimated to be worth $150,000 to $180,000 now.
The most valuable car in the collection, worth $1.2 to $1.5 million, is a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S with air conditioning and Campagnolo cast-alloy wheels, with chassis number 4042.
Also being sold are a black Shelby Cobra, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (made famous as a James Bond car), a 1965 Maserati Mistral, and a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-liter Coupe, chassis 890630.
The auction will take place Aug. 13-14 at the Gooding & Company auction.
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