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Neil Young to auction off collector trains and cars

Rock legend Neil Young is auctioning off his prized train collection.
The Rockin’ in the Free World hitmaker is putting more than 230 Lionel trains up for auction at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles in December (17) and it is estimated some pieces could fetch over $9,000 (GBP7,000) each.
Young started collecting trains over 20 years ago as a way to bond with his son Ben, who has cerebral palsy. In addition to the trains, the 71-year-old is also auctioning off some of his classic cars, including a 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark convertible 50th anniversary special edition, which is expected to sell for between $200,000 (GBP153,000) and $300,000 (GBP230,000).
“Collecting all of these items has been my great joy. They have provided a source of inspiration, fun and creativity throughout my life,” a statement from the rocker reads. “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.”
Some of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Bridge School in California, which was founded by Young’s ex-wife Pegi Young in 1986 and serves children with severe speech and physical impairments.

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