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#21 ILSnwdog

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM

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View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 01:16 PM

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.
The ranking of Neil's collection from a guy who's taste is more Bandit Trans Am.
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#23 ILSnwdog

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:11 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 20 July 2021 - 01:16 PM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.
The ranking of Neil's collection from a guy who's taste is more Bandit Trans Am.
Where We Talk the Muscle Cars of the Malaise Era - Malaise Muscle Car
How you rank both Maseratis before the Lambo Maura is beyond me.  The Miura was Lambos first “super car”.

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 11:18 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 04:11 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 20 July 2021 - 01:16 PM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.
The ranking of Neil's collection from a guy who's taste is more Bandit Trans Am.
Where We Talk the Muscle Cars of the Malaise Era - Malaise Muscle Car
How you rank both Maseratis before the Lambo Maura is beyond me.  The Miura was Lambos first “super car”.
I made an edit to make my criteria more clear.

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 11:49 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

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View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

if i was wealthy enough to be able to afford one, I would also have something with a 427 in it. Someone famous once said, there's no substitute for cubic inches.

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 09:00 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

I have an uncle who had a 63 with a 327.

He eventually sold it to a guy who would not leave him alone about it for 6 digits worth of money.

I do not recall a split window on it. Maybe it did have it though.

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:07 AM

View Post78jazz, on 26 July 2021 - 09:00 AM, said:


I have an uncle who had a 63 with a 327.

He eventually sold it to a guy who would not leave him alone about it for 6 digits worth of money.

I do not recall a split window on it. Maybe it did have it though.

Your Uncle's story is like two RUSH songs. 'Red Barchetta' and 'Leave That Thing Alone', whereas the other individual would not leave him alone.

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 12:49 PM

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Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

I have an uncle who had a 63 with a 327.

He eventually sold it to a guy who would not leave him alone about it for 6 digits worth of money.

I do not recall a split window on it. Maybe it did have it though.

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ILSnwdog said:

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Fordgalaxy said:

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Lorraine said:

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Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

I have an uncle who had a 63 with a 327.

He eventually sold it to a guy who would not leave him alone about it for 6 digits worth of money.

I do not recall a split window on it. Maybe it did have it though.
If it was a 63 hard top, it had the split window.  63 hard tops with 4 speeds will easily fetch six figures.  63s with 4 speeds and the fuel injected 327 are worth crazy money.

63 Corvettes may be the only year where a hard top is worth more than a convertible.

Edited by ILSnwdog, 26 July 2021 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2021 - 05:52 PM

Truth be told, my memory on that car is fuzzy.

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 05:54 PM

Someone on FB threw this curve:  "Neil had his silver surfers, by why were his (motor) bikes always red?" Any ideas, M8's?

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 09:04 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 27 July 2021 - 05:54 PM, said:

Someone on FB threw this curve:  "Neil had his silver surfers, by why were his (motor) bikes always red?" Any ideas, M8's?

In the book Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, Neil mentions that his first red BMW motorcycle was a Christmas present from his first wife Jackie in 1993.

Maybe it was happenstance that red was the chosen colour of the motorcycle and he just happened to like it.

Perhaps Neil thought of his motorcycles as like Red Barchetta's in a way?

Edited by RushFanForever, 27 July 2021 - 09:12 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 01:30 PM

View PostILSnwdog, on 26 July 2021 - 12:49 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 26 July 2021 - 09:00 AM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

I have an uncle who had a 63 with a 327.

He eventually sold it to a guy who would not leave him alone about it for 6 digits worth of money.

I do not recall a split window on it. Maybe it did have it though.

View Post78jazz, on 26 July 2021 - 09:00 AM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 20 July 2021 - 09:23 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.
In 63, you could only get a 327.  Vettes didn’t get the big block until 65.  The 63’s are highly desirable because of the rear split window.  They only made that for one year.  From a collecting perspective, the 1963 Corvette is the one you want.

I have an uncle who had a 63 with a 327.

He eventually sold it to a guy who would not leave him alone about it for 6 digits worth of money.

I do not recall a split window on it. Maybe it did have it though.
If it was a 63 hard top, it had the split window.  63 hard tops with 4 speeds will easily fetch six figures.  63s with 4 speeds and the fuel injected 327 are worth crazy money.

63 Corvettes may be the only year where a hard top is worth more than a convertible.
From the crazy rumor file. Some 1963 had the split window modified by owners that didn't like it.

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 02:20 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 27 July 2021 - 05:54 PM, said:

Someone on FB threw this curve:  "Neil had his silver surfers, by why were his (motor) bikes always red?" Any ideas, M8's?

Probably just happenstance. His first wife chose his first bike (it was a present.)

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 07:18 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 25 June 2021 - 03:59 PM, said:

They were owned for his own enjoyment. He's no longer here to enjoy them and his family doesn't have the same use for them. No biggie.

I agree with this, completely. It is the cycle of material possessions in the wake of someone’s death.

And honestly I think it’s best that they be auctioned off, hopefully to people who will appreciate in particular that Neil used to own them.

I’m sure Neil would agree, though- the man’s things do not make the man. They are just things.

Edited by Blue J, 11 August 2021 - 07:20 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2021 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 02:27 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 16 August 2021 - 09:58 AM, said:


Thanks!  Interesting to see.  I wonder why the Aston Martin didn't sell?  He doesn't say if it didn't meet the reserve price or if something else happened??

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 02:35 PM

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View PostJohnRogers, on 16 August 2021 - 09:58 AM, said:


Thanks!  Interesting to see.  I wonder why the Aston Martin didn't sell?  He doesn't say if it didn't meet the reserve price or if something else happened??
We don't know. Gooding & Co doesn't release that information. So unless one were watching live they wouldn't know. I tried looking for a live broadcast I couldn't find one.

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 08:54 AM

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View PostJohnRogers, on 16 August 2021 - 09:58 AM, said:


Thanks!  Interesting to see.  I wonder why the Aston Martin didn't sell?  He doesn't say if it didn't meet the reserve price or if something else happened??
We don't know. Gooding & Co doesn't release that information. So unless one were watching live they wouldn't know. I tried looking for a live broadcast I couldn't find one.
According to Melody Maker, bids did not meet reserve.
https://melodymakerm...or-3-9-million/

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 07:18 PM

View PostRush Didact, on 25 June 2021 - 11:13 PM, said:

The man had taste, no one can argue that.

A suitably modest collection as well. All from the period that would have been in his automotive wheel house as a young man.  All (one of these days) cars.

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 07:20 PM

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View PostJohnRogers, on 16 August 2021 - 02:35 PM, said:

View Postblueschica, on 16 August 2021 - 02:27 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 16 August 2021 - 09:58 AM, said:


Thanks!  Interesting to see.  I wonder why the Aston Martin didn't sell?  He doesn't say if it didn't meet the reserve price or if something else happened??
We don't know. Gooding & Co doesn't release that information. So unless one were watching live they wouldn't know. I tried looking for a live broadcast I couldn't find one.
According to Melody Maker, bids did not meet reserve.
https://melodymakerm...or-3-9-million/

The Aston Martin did eventually sell according to here.




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