Jerry Seinfeld may be famous to the casual fan for his show about nothing, but to car collectors? The man’s Porsche collection is legendary. And a trio from Seinfeld’s collection is up for auction on March 11.
The Porsche trio is set to headline the Amelia Island Auction. Beginning on January 27, you can drop by the annual Scottsdale Auctions and check out the Gooding and Company marquee featuring the trio from his collection.
“We are grateful and honored to be entrusted with these superb examples from the collection of Jerry Seinfeld, these cars epitomize the highest of quality and pedigree,” states David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. “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.”
Why auction them off? Jerry Seinfeld wants them back into the world for others to enjoy. “I’ve never bought a car as an investment,” states Jerry 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.”
Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Auction
It’s billed as a trio, but the bidding is separate. Have to maximize the cash coming in. Out of the three cars up for auction, people will be buzzing about the 1955 Porsche 550. With its original shade of blue intact, estimates range over $5 million for the final bid.
A little too steep for the bank account? Estimates for the racing-ready 1958 356 A GS/GT Carrera Speedster are topping $2 million. That’s a steep price for something painted seafoam green. Who doesn’t love a classic Porsche, but seafoam green?
The last Porsche from the Jerry Seinfeld collection is a 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR. If you love racing history, it is the same ‘74 Carrera raced by Peter Revson in the Roger Penske International Race of Champions. Estimates have the final bids in the neighborhood of $1.2 million.
Have a bank account that needs to be emptied? Collecting all three would set would set you back over $8 million.
Like me and not even approaching having $8 million in ‘I just bought three cars to stare at’ money? You can still see the cars in person at the Amelia Island Auction on March 11. Tickets are $30 for general admission. Gooding and Company will broadcast the auction live for those that can’t make it to Amelia Island, FL.
For a show about nothing, Seinfeld did a hell of a job translating it into a mountain of cash.