Top 10 Cars From Jerry Seinfeld’s Car Collection
For a car maniac, it is a dream to collect current and vintage cars, and Jerry Seinfeld is very far from being an exception.
The American actor, producer, host, and an avid car collector, Seinfeld holds one of the biggest and most valuable car collection in entire America. Recently, he auctioned off 15 cars from his collection worth over $22 million! With a whopping net worth of $950 million, Jerry owns around 150 cars.
Seinfeld even has his own fleeting company to take care of his rides. A part of Porsche collection is housed in Manhattan at the $1.4 million two-story garage. Today we bring you 10 most expensive and luxurious cars from Jerry’s humongous collection.
1. 1955 Porsche 550 RS
Dubbed as “one of the most genuine 550s in existence,” it is one of the most beautiful cars he ever owned. The car is one of 70 cars manufactured in 1955. This car was sold for $5,335,000 in 2016, at an auction held by Jerry under the management of Gooding and Co., in Amelia Island, Florida.
2. 1949 Porsche 356/2
Seinfeld’s car is No.40 of the 52 of this model built between 1949 and 1950. The body of this car is made of aluminum shell, carefully hand-hammered.
The car featured a 4-cylinder engine producing 35 horsepower. It was one of the first Porsches to be road certified, air-cooled and rear mounted. Seinfeld’s 356/2 was used as a development car to perfect aerodynamics & mechanical components for the 356 L racecars at Le Mans sports car race.
3. 1957 Fiat 500
This eye-catching, tiny beauty was designed by Italian automobile designer Dante Giacosa, which It became one of the highest in-demand in the post-war scenario. It redefined the term ‘microcar’ with its small design of fewer than 3m featuring a tiny 479cc two-cylinder air-cooled engine.
With 13 horsepower it can go up to 85 km/hr. Seinfeld purchased this car in 2008 and was involved in a minor accident while driving it car shortly after he bought.
4. 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
The Karmann Ghia came out in the market with two versions: coupe and convertible. This classic is powered by 4-cylinder engine and is worth $10,000-$45,000. Seinfeld showed off his Karmann Ghia in of the episodes of the first season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee with Joel Hodgson.
5. 1970 Porsche 911S “Henri”
Named after a specialist, Henri Joffroy, this car holds a catchy outlook with which anyone would fall in love. Featuring a 6-cylinder boxer engine, this car is worth possessing.
It had participated in various races in Monte Carlo. We only get a brief glimpse of this Porsche at the end of the episode of CCGC featuring Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.
6. 1959 Porsche RSK Spider
This Porsche model is nothing short of any celebrity as it was prominently featured in CCGC. It has also participated in various racing competitions.
However, the car was auctioned off in Amelia Island, Florida. Estimated to reach a bid of $4 million, it only got near $2.6 million and was hammered sold.
7. Porsche 993
Porsche 993 ‘The Speedster’ was a variant model of 993, with a redesigned interior and lowered roof. Only two of this car was built by the company one for Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and another for Seinfeld in 1998.
8. 1966 Porsche 911
After manufacturing only one model, 356 for years, Porsche 911 was brought to the world in 1966. Seinfeld sold the car for $275,000 in an auction a few years back.
Featuring a two-door coupe body, Porsche 911 possesses a 6-cylinder engine. Supporting a 160 horsepower, this car was quite a treat for the people in 1966. With its “sand” body color and tan interior with wood details, Seinfeld called it “pure car heaven.”
9. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
The Carrera came to be known as the holy grail of Porsches, which most racing enthusiasts call “a race car for the street.” It was featured in an episode of CCGC. Initially, 500 units were made which were sold in less than a week; Porsche released 1590 more in the production run.
The car runs on an air-cooled 6-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanism fuel injection.
10. 1986 Porsche 959
This particular Porsche is remembered as ultimate car of the modern era and, it certainly is a jewel in a car collection.
Out of 337 manufactured in the the late 80s, only few exists now and Seinfeld has one housed at his garage paying $700,000. The car has twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer engine and is capable of going at a top speeds of 195 mph.