Jerry Seinfeld ready to unload three rare Porsche rarities

Michael James

Three of Jerry Seinfield's rare Porsches are set for auction.

Three of Jerry Seinfeld’s vast collection of Porsches, including a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder that may be worth $6 million, will be offered at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 11.

Although more Porsches from Seinfeld’s collection may be sold, the other two confirmed vehicles for sale:

* a 1958 Carrera Speedster, expected to fetch at least $2 million. It’s one of only 151 Carrera Speedsters ever built, and one of only 13 painted a unique green called Auratium.

* a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera. It was the first of 15 RSRs built specifically to compete in the International Race of Champions series in 1973 and 1974. Its estimated sale price is $1.2 million to $1.5 million.

The auction house in charge of the sale did not say how many of Seinfeld’s cars will be auctioned, but they represent about 10% of his collection, according to Gooding and Company spokesperson Tyler Gagnon.

Three of Jerry Seinfield's rare Porsches are set for auction.
Three of Jerry Seinfeld’s rare Porsches are set for auction.

“I’ve never bought a car as an investment,” Seinfeld 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, as I have.”

The Porsche 550 has a storied racing history, and it’s also the car that actor James Dean crashed and died in at the age of 24.

Seinfeld has owned his 550 Spyder for more than a decade, and it still has the original interior and bright blue paint job, said Gooding and Company car expert David Brynan.

Seinfeld is the host “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The series started in 2012 and features Seinfeld cruising around with celebrity guests in a luxurious set of wheels. Tina Fey, Jon Stewart and President Obama, who took a spin in a 1963 Corvette Stingray, have appeared on the show, broadcast on the Crackle network.

Article Last Updated: January 23, 2016.

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