Musician Neil Young to sell cars, trains, guitars
Neil Young is to sell his classic cars, model trains and instruments at auction in Los Angeles – and the items will be on free public display before the sale
Musician Neil Young is selling more than 500 items from his personal collections of classic cars, model trains, guitars, recording gear and clothing at a sale by Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles on December 9.
Alongside his stellar music career, Young has also found success as a producer, director, screenwriter, entrepreneur and even inventor – particularly of model train equipment.
The majority of the items for sale are musical instruments and model trains. However, there are three notable classic cars that Young, known for his love of motoring – he's currently producing a film about converting his 1950 Lincoln 'LincVolt' to electric power – is selling from his collection.
The three cars he's selling are a Chrysler coupe, a Buick Roadmaster hearse, and a Buick Roadmaster convertible.
1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander
The Windsor Highlander was the most expensive and prestigious model that Chrysler had to offer at the time, and this example is thought to have been previously owned by Steve McQueen, according to Neil Young. It has a 241.5ci 'Spitfire' inline L-head six-cylinder engine producing 108bhp, and a Vacamatic semi-automatic transmission. It features Highlander plaid upholstery, hydraulic brakes, steel disc wheels and bumper guards. It's estimated that it will sell for $15,000-20,000.
1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse by Flxible
This Buick hearse is identical to the one used by Neil and his band, The Squires, to carry their equipment in the early 1960s. It's the theme of his song Long May You Run on the album of the same name with Stephen Stills in 1976, and is also mentioned in his book Waging Heavy Peace. It has a 320ci inline L-head eight-cylinder engine with 144bhp, two-speed Dynalow automatic transmission and a two-barrel carburettor. Just 435 of these cars were built.
The hearse features several personal touches such as the Pine Knob Music Theater backstage pass sticker marked 'Stills', a 'Shit Happens' bumper sticker and a permanently affixed plaque reading: 'William Randolph in Memory of Taylor Phelps' (Taylor Phelps, the former manager of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, who passed away on October 14, 1995). It's estimated at $8000-10,000.
1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Convertible
Neil Young’s rare, Buick’s 50th anniversary special edition, code 76X Skylark convertible, of which just 1690 were made, is powered by a 188bhp 322ci engine, with four-barrel Carter carburettor. It has a Twin Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, hydraulically-controlled antenna, windows, front seat and top. The wheels are 40-spoke Kelsey Hayes wires. On the steering wheel hub is a note saying that the car was 'Customized for Neil Young'. This one is expected to sell for $200,000-300,000.
Buick Turbo 1981
This Car Has been Stored Inside Since about 1995 The Car Has Clean and Clear Title White Wall Tires Rally Wheels Very Clean Interior, Must See in Person, Has Almost Perfect Carpet, No Cracks on Dash board All Original and Stock not cut up Rebuilt Turbo and original Carb in Trunk and Need to be Installed still 3.8L Turbo So Its Not Running Yes its 5k not 500 Call If seriousFor Sale | 22 May 2018 | Portland, OR, USA$ 5,000
1969 BUICK ELECTRA 225 CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
NUMBERS MATCHING 430 V8, TH400 AUTO, A/C, PWR STEER/BRAKE, RUN/DRIVE GR8, NICE! This drop top is a premium and affordable classic that has everything from the original big V8 power to an A/C interior. So you know this is a terrific deal on this 1969 Buick Electra 225 Custom convertible. The 1960s belonged to Buick, and they closed out the decade with their top-dog convertible in a big way. There`sFor Sale | 17 May 2018 | 800 Derita Road, Suite A, Concord, NC 28027$ 15,995
1972 BUICK SKYLARK
AFFORDABLE CUSTOM BUICK, STRONG OLDS 350 V8, AUTO, PS, PB W/DISCS, COLD R134 AC. This 1972 Buick Skylark represents a special custom build. It seems to ask What if there was a Hurst/Buick? And in the process, it has created a slick and powerful one-of-a-kind that even includes an A/C interior. Best of all, this uniqueness is offered at a very obtainable price. The black and gold takes the color thFor Sale | 17 May 2018 | 4610 Pet Lane, Suite 105, Lutz, FL 33559$ 25,995
1965 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
300 V8, AUTO, PWR STEER/BRAKE, RUNS/DRIVES GR8, LOW-PRODUCTION, CLASSY CONVERT! A classic Buick is about buying style and power. And with this 1965 Buick Special Convertible, you get all of that great vintage attitude and an affordable price. While the Special shared its A-body platform with cars like the Chevrolet Chevelle, the more expensive Buicks seemed to instantly showcase its premium attituFor Sale | 17 May 2018 | 800 Derita Road, Suite A, Concord, NC 28027$ 15,995
1965 BUICK LESABRE
STUNNING, 355 WILDCAT V8, GREAT CRUISER, TRIPLE BLACK, ROOM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. If you`re under 40 years old, forget everything you know about Buicks, everything you saw growing up, and every Buick you`ve ever seen an old dude driving. Horsepower was king, and not even Buick was immune to putting big V8s in their mid-sized cars. With a handsome black paint job and a torquey V8 under the hood, thFor Sale | 17 May 2018 | 213 Thornton Rd, Suite 400, Lithia Springs, GA, 30122$ 24,995
1937 BUICK MODEL 46C SPECIAL DELUXE CONVERTIBLE
SPECIAL DELUXE CONVERTIBLE One of Buick`s finest in Pre-war Art Deco styling convertibles. Divided grill with chrome horizontal bars, squared off fender ends. A very rare combo of options on this stunning Buick with dual side mounts with Deco metal trim covers, rumble seat, and trunk. A super straight, tight excellent fit body clad in Sudan Blue with Deco trim red leather interior, and tan harts cFor Sale | 16 May 2018 | Volo Auto Museum 27582 Volo Village Rd. Volo, IL 60073$ 69,998
1947 Buick Roadmaster Cabrio, Fireball Straight 8...
Known for its luxurious interior, nobol 50`s lines, lots of chrome details and. comfort. The Buick Super Straight 8. is one of the top of the line models from Buick and one of the most elegant cars of its time. With thanks to the electric powered. convertible top and beautiful leather interior. the Buick Super could measure itself with. a Roadmaster, Cadillac Series 62 or a Packard Super Deluxe. IFor Sale | 16 May 2018 | California€ 87,950
1969 Buick Rivera
1969 Buick Riviera Absolutely Stunning Original Condition 24,020 Original Miles - Title States Actual 430 V8 Auto 2-Owner Car with a/c Mostly Original w/ 1 Amazing Repaint better then new Original Drivetrain Excellent Paint & Spectacular Chrome Drives Superb the best to be found ! Financing available-up to 7 years, as low as 6.0%! ....... Call Austin at 863-226-8590 or email at Austin.PrimoClassicFor Sale | 16 May 2018 | 611 Alicia Rd Lakeland, FL 33801$ 45,000
Alongside all his other achievements, Neil Young invented the CAB-1, the first user-friendly remote control in the toy train industry, and the Train Master Command Control, which allows multiple trains to be run at the same time), as well as RailSounds, which provides realistic railroad audio. He's renowned in the model train community for these inventions, and for his magnificent model layouts.
The auction will present over 230 items from Young's collection of Lionel trains including prototypes for Lionel production locomotives and rolling stock, many of them from the fabled Lionel Archives. Many of these items have been run on his monumental Broken Arrow Ranch model train layout that he built with his son, Ben. He designed train control devices for Ben, who has cerebral palsy, and others with disabilities so they can enjoy model trains.
Highlights include the Lionel Hudson Factory Prototype locomotive (estimated at $10,000-20,000), the Lionel Western Pacific '1954' Blue Feather Boxcar Factory Prototype ($5000-10,000); the Lionel Santa Fe 'Clear Shell' F-3 locomotive ($3000-5000); the HORDE Tour Psychedelic Vanderbilt Hudson locomotive ($12,000-15,000) that ran in a layout Young brought to the Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere music festival.
Several of Young’s guitars, recording equipment and instruments will be offered including two Studer A800 Mark III Master recorders known as 'The Twins' ($10,000-12,000); four Marshall Full Stack Amplifiers ($3000-6000); a 1935 Martin F-7 acoustic guitar ($6000-8000); a 1965 Gibson ES-345 left-handed electric guitar, with a Varitone, original tailpiece, original pickguard, a strap and a handwritten chord chart ($4000-6000); and a hurdy gurdy used on Young's song Red Sun from his album Silver and Gold ($400-600).
Young’s clothing worn on stage and at events will also make an appearance including an Abercrombie & Fitch red and blue plaid flannel shirt worn in a performance with Paul McCartney at a benefit concert for the Bridge School ($1000-2000); a tan and cream striped seersucker J Crew jacket, worn in a performance at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida ($1000-2000) as well as bolo ties and designer jackets.
'Collecting all of these items have been my great joy. They have provided a source of inspiration, fun and creativity throughout my life,' said Neil Young. 'Now it is time to share them with others in the world whom I hope will enjoy and love them as much as I have.'
The items will be displayed at the auction house, free to the public, from 10am to 5pm daily from Monday 4 December to Saturday 9 December at Julien’s Auctions Gallery, 805 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90069. The auction takes place on Saturday 9 December.
For more information view the Julien's Auctions website.
Classic Cars for Sale
This Car Has been Stored Inside Since about 1995 The Car Has Clean and Clear Title White Wall Tires Rally Wheels Very Clean Interior, Must See in Person, Has Almost Perfect Carpet, No Cracks on Dash board All Original and Stock not cut up Rebuilt Turbo and original Carb in Trunk and Need to be Installed still 3.8L Turbo So Its Not Running Yes its 5k not 500 Call If serious
NUMBERS MATCHING 430 V8, TH400 AUTO, A/C, PWR STEER/BRAKE, RUN/DRIVE GR8, NICE! This drop top is a premium and affordable classic that has everything from the original big V8 power to an A/C interior. So you know this is a terrific deal on this 1969 Buick Electra 225 Custom convertible. The 1960s belonged to Buick, and they closed out the decade with their top-dog convertible in a big way. There`s
AFFORDABLE CUSTOM BUICK, STRONG OLDS 350 V8, AUTO, PS, PB W/DISCS, COLD R134 AC. This 1972 Buick Skylark represents a special custom build. It seems to ask What if there was a Hurst/Buick? And in the process, it has created a slick and powerful one-of-a-kind that even includes an A/C interior. Best of all, this uniqueness is offered at a very obtainable price. The black and gold takes the color th