Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Collection Cars Tally $22 Million at Auction
The vintage Porsche community has been all abuzz since it was announced comedian Jerry Seinfeld would auction off a small portion of his rare Porsche collection at this year’s Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction. This past weekend on Friday, March 11th, all 18 of Seinfeld’s lots went under the gavel and the collection realized an incredible $22.2 million at the event’s close, headlined by a rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (pictured above and below), which claimed a $5.3 million final bid. Other top sellers from the Jerry Seinfeld collection include a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, which realized a $3 million bid, as well as a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK that fetched $2.8 million. RELATED: Check Out the Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Collection Full Car List
The rare Jerry Seinfeld Porsches accounted for a sizable share of the overall auction sales, which tallied a sizzling $60.1 million over the weekend. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider claimed the auction’s top spot overall when it sold for a record-breaking $17.1 million.
“The room was electric from the beginning,” said David Gooding, president of Gooding & Company in a statement, “and the crowd’s intensity only grew when Mr. Seinfeld joined [auctioneer Charlie Ross] and me on stage to present his stunning offerings.”
Rounding out the event’s top ten were a few other Seinfeld cars, including two race cars, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR, which demanded $2.3 million, as well as a 1990 Porsche 962C that gaveled for $1.6 million. In total, seven of Seinfeld’s Porsches gaveled for in excess of one million dollars. Only one car failed to sell—a rare one-of-two 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype—that is described as a non-drivable preproduction model.
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While not a Porsche by name, Seinfeld’s highly original and Porsche-designed 1960 Volkswagen Beetle actually set a world record when it gaveled for an incredible $121,000. Another of Seinfeld's Volkswagens snuck in with the Porsches—a pristine ’64 VW Camper—that sold for $99,000.
“Honestly, if I had unlimited time, space and attention span I would never sell one of them,” Jerry Seinfeld said previously in a statement. “The reason I wanted to bid these cars farewell in this way is really just to see the look of excitement on the faces of the next owners who I know will be out of their minds with joy that they are going to get to experience them.”
“My enthusiasm for this pursuit remains quite insane and I am very fortunate to have many other cars I get to look after.”
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