I'm not a drummer, but I was a bassist in high school, so my connection to stick-and-skin-players is close. Mr. Peart is certainly to be included on the list of all-time rock greats. I'm actually more impressed with his collection of cars than I thought I would be. Almost every one of them is something that I could love and cherish - and most are something I have lusted after for decades. And the fact that he chose some rather reserved examples, instead of going all out on horsepower or options (which I'm sure he could afford) - shows me that he was indeed a quiet, contained, practical and contemplative man, not ostentatious at all. You can cruise a coast highway in a 289 Cobra every bit as enjoyably as in a 427 monster.
Whoever lands any of these vehicles will surely be putting solid additions to their collections.
Well I think most of those cars would fetch good prices at auction if they belonged to Joe Smith or Jane Doe (apologies to Joe or Jane if they are reading this) - simply because they are good examples of desirable vehicles. Will someone who buys one want to be able to brag, "Hey, this used to belong to the drummer from Rush"? Probably. But I wonder if that will really push anyone to bid higher to win. I personally would only bid what the car itself is worth to me, given the condition, rarity, specs, etc. But having said that, I couldn't afford to bid on so much as a hubcap on any of them, so what do I know? 😁
Being originally from southern Ontario i have many many times attended Rush concerts and back when Rush went from high school auditoriums to bars I had the pleasure of seeing them locally many times with the original drummer but Neil took drumming to a stratospheric level greatest respect for all members of Rush they made a three man band sound incredible now the cars wow a lottery win and i would snap up any of these cars Neil a incredible talent he is missed as well as Geddy and Alex I hate how time marches on.Cheers RIP Neil