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Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche Collection Is About to Get Smaller

What’s not to like about Jerry Seinfeld? The 61-year-old Brooklyn-born comedian is highly acclaimed for his fictionalized version of himself in Seinfeld, his observational comedy, and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. It’s no wonder then that Jerry’s career permitted him to spend big money on cars. More specifically, a Porsche collection that makes even the richest and most fervent Porsche collectors go gaga over it.
Jerry Seinfeld and one of his 356s 28 photos
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder1955 Porsche 550 Spyder1955 Porsche 550 Spyder1955 Porsche 550 Spyder1955 Porsche 550 Spyder1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen1959 Porsche 718 RSK1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe1966 Porsche 9111973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR1989 Porsche 911 Speedster1990 Porsche 962C1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype2011 Porsche 997 Speedster2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup "Brumos Commemorative Edition"Part of Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche collectionPart of Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche collection
A west side street in Manhattan is where the comedian’s collection resides. The compound features a rotating roster of 46 cars as per a report published three years ago. The thing is, Seinfeld can’t take care or get to drive all of them. That’s why the comedian decided to auction off 16 cars at the Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction on March 11. The guy is genuinely sorry to see these cars go, but they have to go.

"Each one of these cars is a pinnacle of mechanical culture to me. Many are the best examples that exist in the world. I’ve loved being entrusted with their care, and I'm proud of the level to which we have brought each and every one of these wonderful machines. Honestly, if I had unlimited time, space and attention span I would never sell one of them. 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," stated the most famous Porsche collector ever.

The consignments from the Jerry Seinfeld Porsche collection are as good as retro Zuffenhausen sports cars get. Other than 356s and 911s, Seinfeld decided to part ways with a 2000 Porsche Carrera GT prototype.

An example of the 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen (roughly translated as hunting car) will also go under the hammer, as will an example of the 1994 Porsche 964 3.6 S Flachbau. When all is said and done, the most interesting cars in Jerry’s collection are the racing cars.

Take the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder as a case in point. This evolution of the 917 boasts better aerodynamics, a 5.4-liter boxer engine with up to 1,580 horsepower, and a long wheelbase. All but two races were won by the 917/30 in the 1973 Can-Am season.

Then there is the 1990 Porsche 962C. During the early years of its career, the 962 became one of the most dominant racers in the World Sportscar, IMSA GT, and Interserie championships. The 962 also won the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans in ’86 and ’87. Of all the Seinfeld-owned Porsches featured in the gallery below, which one would you make your own?

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