Vintage Cars

Jerry Seinfeld Is Selling His Million-Dollar Vintage Porsches

Three standout collectibles are hitting the block on March 11 at Amelia Island.

Why Jerry Seinfeld Is Selling His Porsches

Jerry Seinfeld is selling some of his Porsches at an auction in March.

This is big news because while he is a well-known car collector and Porsche aficionado, Seinfeld is notoriously cagey about how many, and which, cars he actually owns. The actor/comedian famously hosts chatty Crackle show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (in which President Obama even guest-starred), but most of the cars featured on that show do not belong to him. One Porsche that did—a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS—he famously called a “dead man’s” car because he bought it from the estate of a man who had died, and he himself planned to own the car until he died as well.

Shown (from left): 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (estimate: $5 million-$6 million); 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR (estimate: $1.2 million-$1.5 million); 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster (estimate: $2 million-$2.5 million)
Shown (from left): 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (estimate: $5 million-$6 million); 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR (estimate: $1.2 million-$1.5 million); 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster (estimate: $2 million-$2.5 million)
Photographer: Brian Henniker/Gooding & Company

The cars Seinfeld will sell March 11 at the Amelia Island Auction, apparently, are not in that category.

According to a Gooding & Co. press release, the selection of “consignments” from the official Jerry Seinfeld Collection will include a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, a 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster, and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR. Each of the cars is valued at well over $1 million; the 550 Spyder is expected to sell for as much as $6 million.

“I've never bought a car as an investment,” Jerry Seinfeld said in a written statement. “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.”

Gooding will preview the cars at its auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan. 27.

Seinfeld's 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera.
Seinfeld's 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera.
Photographer: Brian Henniker/Gooding & Company
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera.
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera.
Photographer: Brian Henniker/Gooding & Company
Seinfeld's 1958 Porsche 356 A Carrera Speedster GS GT.
Seinfeld's 1958 Porsche 356 A Carrera Speedster GS GT.
Photographer: Brian Henniker/Gooding & Company
The 1958 Porsche 356 A Carrera Speedster GS GT.
The 1958 Porsche 356 A Carrera Speedster GS GT.
Photographer: Brian Henniker/Gooding & Company
Seinfeld's 1955 Porsche 550 Spider.
Seinfeld's 1955 Porsche 550 Spider.
Photographer: Mathieu Heurtault/Gooding & Company
The 1955 Porsche 550 Spider is expected to fetch between $5 million and $6 million.
The 1955 Porsche 550 Spider is expected to fetch between $5 million and $6 million.
Photographer: Mathieu Heurtault/Gooding & Company

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