Jerry Seinfeld is a prolific Porsche collector. He’s not as public with the details of his prized possessions when compared to other collectors (Jay Leno anyone?) so this auction offers us a unique insight into his garage. It also makes us wonder; if these are the cars he’s parting with, what are the cars he considers to be worth keeping!?
Up for grabs are 16 highly sought-after Porsches and two Volkswagens. The most expensive is likely to be Seinfeld’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, a car Gooding & Company auctioneers predict will sell for somewhere between US$5m and US$6m on its own.
Other cars on offer include a handful of significant Porsche racing cars including a 1990 962C that looks absolutely spectacular in white with no racing livery.
A 1959 718RSK could share the title of prettiest car in the collection alongside the 1958 356 Speedster also up for sale.
Jerry explains his motivation to sell by saying, “I just love cars. But it’s time to send some of them back into the world, for someone else to enjoy, as I have.”
“If I had unlimited time, space and attention span I would never sell one of them,” says Seinfeld. “My enthusiasm for this pursuit remains quite insane and I am very fortunate to have many other cars I get to look after.”
That’s not just scuttlebutt. Rumour has it these 18 cars represent a mere 10% of Jerry’s total collection.
The Gooding & Company auction event happens next month in Florida.
1973 PORSCHE 917/30 CAN-AM SPYDER (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
2000 PORSCHE CARRERA GT PROTOTYPE (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
1998 PORSCHE 993 3.8 CUP RSR (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
1963 PORSCHE 356 B 2000 GS CARRERA 2 COUPE (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
1974 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.0 IROC RSR (photo by Brian Henniker)
1994 PORSCHE 964 TURBO 3.6 S FLACHBAU (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
1957 PORSCHE 356 A SPEEDSTER (photo by Brian Henniker)
2012 PORSCHE 997 GT3 4.0 CUP "BRUMOS COMMEMORATIVE EDITION" (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
1958 PORSCHE 597 JAGDWAGEN (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)
2011 PORSCHE 997 SPEEDSTER (photo by Brian Henniker)
1989 PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER (photo by Brian Henniker)
1966 Porsche 911 (photo by Brian Henniker)
1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE (photo by Brian Henniker)
1964 VOLKSWAGEN MICROBUS (photo by Brian Henniker)