Neil Peart, drummer of the famed Canadian rock band Rush, was a serious car enthusiast, on top of being regarded as the world’s best drummer. Peart tragically died of cancer in January 2020, and now seven vehicles from his personal collection will be hitting the limelight of the auction stage.
For a man who wrote the song “Red Barchetta,” it’s surprising almost all the cars in the collection are finished in silver. The song was inspired by a Ferrari that Neil once saw, but the collection is also devoid of any vehicles from that marque.
Instead, it’s made up of a fleet of “Silver Surfers,” so named for the feeling they gave him while driving them on the California coast.
First up is a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “split-window,” estimated to sell between US$150,000 and $180,000. The vehicle was restored in 2011, and features a 327-cubic-inch V8.
The only car not…