Full Article: Here are all the cars Jerry Seinfeld is selling at auction (we swear, they’re not all Porsches)
OK, so they’re mostly Porsches
Comedian and noted Porschephile Jerry Seinfeld will sell a handful of his cars at the upcoming Gooding & Co. Amelia Island auction — eighteen of ’em, to be precise. We knew about a few of them already (a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, a 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR and a 1958 356A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster), but the auction house has released the rest of the slate ahead of the March 11 sale.
The list is predictably Porsche-heavy, but that doesn’t mean it lacks range; we’re looking at everything from a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder to a rare, Jeeplike 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen. And it’s not all air-cooled, with a 2000 Carrera GT prototype and a 2011 997 Speedster making the cut.
1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder.
The complete list of cars, per the auction house, is below:
- 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
- 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
- 1959 Porsche 718 RSK
- 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster
- 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype
- 1990 Porsche 962C
- 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR
- 1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR
- 1963 Porsche 356 B
- 2000 Porsche GS Carrera 2 Coupe
- 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau
- 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
- 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup “Brumos Commemorative Edition”
- 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen
- 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster
- 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
- 1966 Porsche 911
- 1964 Volkswagen Camper
- 1960 Volkswagen Beetle
1959 Porsche 718 RSK.
See? They’re not all Porsches! Technically.
As to why he’s letting the cars go: “Honestly, if I had unlimited time, space and attention span, I would never sell one of them,” Seinfeld explains in a statement from the auction house. “And 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.”
We’re sure high sale prices will warm Jerry’s heart at least as much of the new owners’ joy — these cars are all said to be in excellent condition, and many of them are highly sought-after collector’s items. But the sentiment is nice.
For more information on the auction, which, again, takes place on March 11, visit the Gooding & Co. website.
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