Neil Young's Buick sells for $400,000
And his model trains sell for £300,000! Strong results from the sale of the legendary musician's collections
Three of musician Neil Young’s classic cars have been sold through Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles.
His 50th anniversary special edition 1953 Buick code 76X Roadmaster Skylark convertible, the first car off the assembly line for this model, sold for $400,000, way above its above its $200,000-$300,000 estimate.
His rare 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander 2-Door 3-Person Coupe, which is said to have been owned by Steve McQueen, sold for $35,200 – again, over its original estimate of $15,000-$20,000. The 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse built by Flxible, nicknamed 'Mort II', sold for $31,250 – its original estimate was $8000-$10,000.
Over 230 pieces of Young’s beloved model trains from his lifelong collection of Lionel trains sold for nearly $300,000. Highlights included: a Prototype Lionel 1954 Western Pacific 6464-100 Boxcar and a Prototype AEC Switcher from the Lionel Archives, which both sold for $11,250; the custom-painted Horde Tour Commodore Vanderbilt Hudson 4-6- 4 Locomotive, which sold for $10,000; and a Prototype Lionel 2242 New Haven F-3 A-B Locomotive, which sold for $8750.
Highlights from the musical instruments included: a group 16 Universal Audio 610 preamp console modules in black that sold for $68,750, more than six times original estimate; a group of 11 Universal Audio 610 preamp console modules selling for $56,250, well over the original estimate of $6000-$8000; and a 1977 Martin D-19 acoustic 6-string guitar, which sold for a $43,750 – its original estimate was $2000-$3000.
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