Neil Young Cars Up For Auction This Week In Los Angeles

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Rock singer Neil Young’s cars, guitars and Lionel trains will be auctioned off at Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Los Angeles this weekend.

Some of Neil Young’s most prized possessions will be up for auction in Los Angeles this Saturday December 5th by Julien’s Auctions. The Canadian folk-rock star, 72, is auctioning off over 230 of his Lionel trains, some musical equipment and a few of his collector cars. Bidding will be taking place both online and at a live auction.

Among the train collection will be a Lionel Western Pacific “1954” Blue Feather Boxcar Factory Prototype (estimate: $5,000-$10,000) and a Lionel Santa Fe “Clear Shell” F-3 locomotive (estimate: $12,000-$15,000). There will also be a special New York Central Hudson Factory Prototype locomotive (estimate: $10,000-$20,000) and a HORDE Tour Psychedelic Vanderbilt Hudson locomotive (estimate: $12,000-$15,000).

The Julien’s Auction site describes the cars that will be up for auction:

"“Neil Young’s classic cars, that served as muses many of his songs are featured including a1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse built by Flxible (estimate: $8,000-$10,000) identical to the one used by Young and his band, The Squires, to haul their equipment to gigs in the early 1960’s, decorated with backstage passes and bumper stickers and served as the theme of Young’s song, “Long May You Run;”a 1953 Buick Roadmaster code 76X Skylark Convertible Buick’s 50th anniversary special edition, (total production 1,690) with a steering wheel hub that denotes “customized for Neil Young” (estimate: $200,000-$300,000) anda 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander 2-Door 3-Person Coupe (estimate: $15,000-$20,000), considered the most prestigious model Chrysler had to offer.”"

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Aside from the cars and trains, many of Neil Young’s studio gear, instruments and even T-shirts will be available for bidding. These include an Abercrombie&Fitch flannel he wore on stage with Paul McCartney, a 1965 Gibson ES-345 left handed electric guitar, and 1935 Martin F-7 acoustic guitar.

“Collecting all of these items have been my great joy. They have provided a source of inspiration, fun and creativity throughout my life,” said Young in a press release. “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.”

A portion of proceeds from this auction will benefit The Bridge School.

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It will be exciting to see the bids for these unique cars (and prized items) and see who ends up taking them home. Stay tuned for updates!