When you become a rich and famous rock start, ya gotta have a hobby. For many – including the late J. Geils – that hobby is exotic cars.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is another example. His collection is nuts.
The late Geils’ collection is coming up for auction. According to the blurb on the auction website:
“Before his band band broke up, Geils had founded KTR Motorsports in Carlisle, Massachusetts, in the mid-‘70s servicing vintage Ferraris and other primarily Italian exports. He sold the garage in 1996, but remained involved for many years, while continuing to build on his own collection.
Geils’ cars are now in the possession of his former wife of 28 years, Kris Geils, who said she knows he’d want to see them enjoyed. “Our cars were always to be driven, not put on a pedestal,” said Kris. “We had some pretty astonishing vehicles over the years, a true privilege … Now it is someone else’s turn to enjoy those Jay still had.”
At the time of his death this past April at age 71, Geils had amassed an impressive collection of cars along with a handful of motorcycles and some collectible driving suits. Two of Geils’ cars were left as unfinished projects when he died—his 1966 Maserati Sebring and his 1958 Alfa Romeo Sprint. Among the others is a stunning 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE and an equally amazing 1967 Lancia Flaminia, as well as a 1967 Fiat Dino Spyder. The motorcycle grouping includes a 1970 Ducati 350 Desmo, a 1977 MV Agusta and a 1983 Benelli 900 SEI.”
(Pictured: A 1954 Delahaye 135M)
Now, we’re just a lottery win away from owning one, aren’t we?
Check the auction site listing HERE.