Seinfeld’s Porsches For Sale
Jerry Seinfeld’s ability to make the world laugh isn’t his only talent. His taste in cars is equally impressive and now there’s the chance to get behind the wheel of one (or all) of three different Porsches that will be auctioned off next month, including 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.
The 1955 550 Spyder, Porsche’s original four-cam sports racing car, is an unrestored vehicle, with its original chassis, body and engine, with 10,300 miles on the odometer. It is valued by the auction house at $5 million to $6 million.
The 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster, one of only 151 Carrera Speedsters built, was recently restored and has been a prize winner at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley. The car is expected by Gooding to bring upwards of $2 million.
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR, originally owned by transportation and racing magnate Roger Penske, was a race contender in the 1970s at Riverside Raceway and Daytona Speedway, and has participated in Daytona vintage races. It is expected to fetch more than $1.2 million, Gooding said.
Remarkably, there’s not much of a concrete reason why the comedian is selling, other than a prepared statement released by the auction house, he said he’d never bought a car as an investment and doesn’t even think of himself as a collector.
“I just love cars. And I still love these cars,” he said. “But it’s time to send some of them back into the world, for someone else to enjoy, as I have.”
It all goes down at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction this.