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Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« on: February 21, 2020, 11:06:15 AM »
I've just come across this photo which was taken May 29, 2018, in SoCal and shows the late Rush drummer Neil Peart with his long-time drum kit setup man Lorne “Gump” Wheaton. As you can see, there’s a lovely 289 Cobra in the background.

I know Peart was a rabid motorcycle fan, but am wondering whether he also owned a Cobra? If so, did Peart own an original CSX2000-series Cobra or a high-quality replica? If it's original, which CSX is it? Or does the Cobra belongs to Wheaton?

I’ve asked Wheaton via Twitter to confirm whose Cobra it is, but haven't gotten a response.

Grateful for any feedback from my fellow Shelby enthusiasts.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 10:43:04 AM by SunDude »
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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 12:39:51 PM »
I'm not sure about the Cobra, but Peart had a number of cars, most were silver, Aston Martin, Jag XKE, '63 Corvette coupe & a

Maserati Ghibli, were ones I know of. He had a great collection of model cars as well.

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 03:39:01 PM »
He also had a Z8 and an earlier Miura.

Never knew about the Cobra tho.

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2020, 09:28:15 PM »

Brian, Based on the location of the parking lights on your photo, I'd guess it's a replica.

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 09:45:14 PM »
Maybe, except I don't think they were building many replicas in '69. Possibly a legit car that had some front-end work? And the fact that it looks yellow is interesting, since Dennis Wilson used to drag race a yellow 289. Maybe a musical connection here?

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 09:58:36 PM »
He also had a Z8 and an earlier Miura.

Never knew about the Cobra tho.

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Coolio......a P400 guy as well.

Do you know the colour and if it was in Canada or CA?

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 02:54:41 AM »
He also had a Z8 and an earlier Miura.

Never knew about the Cobra tho.

Intensely private man.

Coolio......a P400 guy as well.

Do you know the colour and if it was in Canada or CA?

If I recall correctly it is yellow and mentioned in a Rolling Stone interview that took place in SoCal.

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 02:59:59 AM »
BTW this beautiful tribute was sent to me earlier today;

https://youtu.be/aAPSK_cV5n0

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2020, 09:35:38 AM »
BTW this beautiful tribute was sent to me earlier today;

https://youtu.be/aAPSK_cV5n0

Have not followed that link, so possibly the same, but I found a nice bit on the history of Rush, lots of interview footage with the band members, on NetFlix.

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2020, 10:26:35 AM »
Maybe, except I don't think they were building many replicas in '69. Possibly a legit car that had some front-end work? And the fact that it looks yellow is interesting, since Dennis Wilson used to drag race a yellow 289. Maybe a musical connection here?

Ned, Wrong photo ;) The one Brian posted was dated May 29. 2018. The yellow car was to show the correct placement of parking lights.

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2020, 09:55:53 PM »
OK. I don't suppose that "yellow" car was 2321 in an earlier hue, right?

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 10:19:32 PM »
I am told that Neil Peart's car was CSX 2234, which he acquired from Andre Ahrle via Lynn Park back in 2016.

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2020, 11:36:36 PM »
OK. I don't suppose that "yellow" car was 2321 in an earlier hue, right?
It is.

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Re: Did Neil Peart (Rush drummer) own a Cobra...?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2020, 01:31:59 PM »
I am told that Neil Peart's car was CSX 2234, which he acquired from Andre Ahrle via Lynn Park back in 2016.

Yep, the mystery appears to be solved.  :)
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