American comedian Jerry Seinfeld has sold his 15 classic Porsche’s for a cool $22 million.
The Seinfeld star sold a collection of Porsche’s and Volkswagen’s at an auction in Florida last Friday. Among the pick of the selection was a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, which attracted a highest bid of $5.3 million.
Other cars sold included a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera ($2.3 million) and a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK ($2.9 million).
According auction house Gooding & Company: “The room was electric from the beginning and the crowd’s intensity only grew when Mr. Seinfeld join the auctioneer and me on stage to present his stunning offerings.”
Seinfeld’s only car that didn’t sell was a 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype that failed to attract a respectable bid (by respectable, we mean higher than $1 million).
“I Don’t Buy Cars As An Investment” – Jerry Seinfeld
Despite eyebrow-raising prices, Jerry Seinfeld says that he doesn’t buy cars as an investment.
“I don’t even think of myself as a collector,” he says. “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 Amelia Island auction house sold over $60 million worth of cars last Friday, with a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider going for the highest price, selling for $17.2 million.
We just wonder what George Costanza, who once called Seinfeld “sick” for spending over $700 on a jacket, would have to say about the eye-watering prices …
He believes that words can take on a transformative aspect and wants to help people make better decisions today.
His influences as a writer include Hunter S Thompson and Jack Kerouac, while among his interests outside writing are music, art, foreign films and football.
He’d one day like to own a Tesla, and still holds a candle for the Ford Capri.
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