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1964 Shelby Cobra

289 R&P Roadster
$107.3M, record prices at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2021
Friday, 13 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
$1,160,000
Sale Price
$900,000 - $1,000,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
14 August 2021
Sold Date
112
Lot Number
#2-
Older restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. CSX2234. Black over black leather. 289/330hp with dual quads, 4-speed, Stewart Warner gauges, wire wheels, Goodyear Eagle GT tires, woodrim steering wheel, wind wings, tonneau cover.

Evaluation: From the Neil Peart “Silver Surfer” collection, even though it’s painted black. An original rack-and-pinion car, it was first sold in California finished in red over black. Restored in the mid-2000s and purchased by Peart in 2015. Very good paint and bodywork. The engine bay and underbody show little indication of serious use. The driver’s seat has some creases, but nothing excessive. A very attractive Cobra with rock star provenance.

Bottom Line: Appropriately bought for the condition and equipment. Several cars out of the late Rush drummer’s collection brought a rock star premium, but not this one.

by Andrew Newton
28 August 2021
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  • Neil Schmidt says:

    Neil Peart is one of the fine drummers in the U.S., and also a very good drum teacher. I didn’t know about his love for sports cars.

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