Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche collection goes under the hammer

By Ryan Lewis, 17 Feb 2016 Car News

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche collection goes under the hammer

Well, some of it. Up for sale are 16 of Jerry’s Porsches, and they’re some of the finest examples you will find anywhere.

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.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

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.

1990 Porsche 962C

A 1959 718RSK could share the title of prettiest car in the collection alongside the 1958 356 Speedster also up for sale.

Porsche 718RSK

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.”

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

“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)

1973 Porsche 917-30 Can-Am Spyder

2000 PORSCHE CARRERA GT PROTOTYPE (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)

2000 Porsche Carrera GT prototype

1998 PORSCHE 993 3.8 CUP RSR (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)

1998 Porsche 993 Cup RSR

1963 PORSCHE 356 B 2000 GS CARRERA 2 COUPE (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)

1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera

1974 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.0 IROC RSR (photo by Brian Henniker)

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR

1994 PORSCHE 964 TURBO 3.6 S FLACHBAU (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau

1957 PORSCHE 356 A SPEEDSTER (photo by Brian Henniker)

1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster

2012 PORSCHE 997 GT3 4.0 CUP "BRUMOS COMMEMORATIVE EDITION" (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)

2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup "Brumos Commemorative Edition"

1958 PORSCHE 597 JAGDWAGEN (photo by Mathieu Heurtault)

1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen

2011 PORSCHE 997 SPEEDSTER (photo by Brian Henniker)

2011 Porsche 997 Speedster

1989 PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER (photo by Brian Henniker)

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

1966 Porsche 911 (photo by Brian Henniker)

1966 Porsche 911

1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE (photo by Brian Henniker)

1960 Volkswagen Beetle

1964 VOLKSWAGEN MICROBUS (photo by Brian Henniker)

1964 Volkswagen Microbus