Jerry Seinfeld Porsches Up For Auction
A trio of classic Porsches from The Jerry Seinfeld Collection will go under the hammer at the upcoming Amelia Island Auction on 11th March. Gooding & Company’s annual Scottsdale Auctions marquee on 27th January will allow potential buyers to peruse the three cars, which include a 550 Spyder, 356A, and a 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR.
Seinfeld is famed for his automotive collection, and a passion for anything on four wheels, highlighted by his most recent project, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. It’s no secret that Porsche is one of the comedian’s favoured brands – he even made an appearance at Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca last year. “I’ve never bought a car as an investment,” states Seinfeld. “I don’t really even think of myself as a collector. I just love cars. And I still love these cars. But it’s time to send some of them back into the world, for someone else to enjoy, as I have.”
The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder has an estimate of $5 – $6 million, far exceeding a similar version sold by Gooding and Company at Amelia Island in 2012, which reached $3.7 million. Seinfeld’s 1958 Porsche 356A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster is estimated to make between $2 -$2.5 million. The rare Auratium Green machine was race prepared from the factory and features lightweight aluminium panels and a roll cage.
Cheapest of the three, a snip at its estimate of between $1.2 – $1.5 million, is the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR. This ex-Peter Revson car is said to have been part of the inaugural season of the International Race of Champions in 1973-4, which we featured back in our September 2015 issue, contested by drivers like Emerson Fittipaldi, AJ Foyt, Mark Donohue and George Follmer.
President of Gooding & Company, David Gooding, said: “Jerry’s keen eye for significant Porsches, the care and pride he takes in maintaining his spectacular collection and his enthusiasm and passion for the Porsche marque, makes this one of our most thrilling sales in our company’s history.”