His trains went, too

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Neil Young‘s collection of classic cars, model trains and gear were auctioned on Saturday, December 9 at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.

A portion of proceeds from the auction went to The Bridge School, which Young and his ex-wife Pegi Young co-founded in 1986 for children with severe speech and physical impairments.

Young’s 1953 Buick code 76X Roadmaster Skylark convertible with a steering wheel hub that says, “Customized for Neil Young,” went for $400,000 (£299,230.98), the auction house said on Saturday. A rare 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander 2-Door 3-Person Coupe, which was once owned by Steve McQueen according to Young, that sold for $35,200 (£26,332.33).

Young, a model train enthusiast for decades, offered more than 230 pieces from his collection of Lionel trains, including a custom-painted Commodore Vanderbilt 4-6-4 locomotive that sold for $10,000 (£7,480.77).

Of the musical gear, a 1977 Martin D-19 acoustic 6-string guitar played by Young on “Goin’ Back” and “Human Highway” on the 1978 Comes A Time album and on “Lost in Space” from 1980’s Hawks & Doves, sold for $43,750 (£32,728.39) well above its original estimate $2,000 – $3,000.

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