Jerry Seinfeld’s Pricey Porsches May Sell for Millions at Auction
It's not about the money, though.
An affinity for classic cars may be the thing Jerry Seinfeld is best known for at the moment, thanks to his online series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” in which famous actors, actresses, and comedians are invited to ride around the city with a cup of joe and engage in witty Seinfeldian banter. But according to Page Six, his impressive collection of cars—which he often chooses based on the episode’s guest—is about to get a bit smaller.
At least three of Seinfeld’s fleet of Porsches will go to auction at Gooding & Company‘s Amelia Island car auction in March, with a preview in Scottsdale, Arizona beginning January 27.
Seinfeld has confirmed he will be putting up a 1955 Porsche 550 with an estimate of $5–6 million, a 1958 Carrera Speedster for $2–2.5 million, and a 1974 Carrera for $1.2–1.5 million. The full list of cars at auction will be available next month.
Why is the funnyman selling off these prized possessions, for which he famously built a custom garage on the Upper West Side? According to Seinfeld, it’s not because he needs the money.
“I’ve never bought a car as an investment,” he said in a 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.”
However, the unique provenance of a “Seinfeld Porsche” typically means it will cost far more than a classic car that does not also happen to belong to a comedy legend.
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