Jerry Seinfeld is auctioning off 16 of his prized Porshe automobiles from his extensive collection early next month. The cars–including an unrestored 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (estimated to be worth between $5- and $6 million) a 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster ($2.5 million), a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK (estimate not being revealed. Hmmmm.), and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR ($1.5 million)–will be auctioned on March 11, starting at 11 a.m. at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction. An auction preview is slated for March 10.
Seinfeld, who is bonkers about cars but does not consider himself a collector, says that he’s ready to see the members of his personal fleet go and be enjoyed by another automobile enthusiast.
“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,” says Seinfeld, according to Forbes.
Looks like the lowest bid in the Seinfeld lot is $60,000. I guess that means that we won’t be seeing Jo(h)n Voight’s 1989 LeBaron, famously purchased by George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander, in the “Mom & Pop Store” episode of “Seinfeld,” which aired in 1994. Rats. That’s the only one that might just be in my budget.
The Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction will be held at 6800 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island, Florida, on March 11. Catalogues are $75 and include admission for two for general admission to the viewing. Can’t make it but want to get your hands on one of Jerry’s hot rods? Bidding will be accepted in person and by phone.