Jerry Seinfeld sells 17 of 18 cars at auction


Credit: Gooding & Company
An amazing 17 of the 18 cars that Jerry Seinfeld took to auction went to new owners – with Seinfeld raking just over £15 million from the sale.

Seinfeld took the cars, which included a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR and a 1960 Volkswagen Beetle, to the Gooding & Company's East Coast auction. Many of the cars sold for more than their initial estimates, while just one – a Porsche Carrera GT Prototype – failed to attract enough attention.

When asked why he wanted to sell so many prized cars, Seinfeld told Jalopnik: "It's time to send some of them back into the world."

While many of the cars sold for more than first imagined, a few went for a less. A 1958 Porsche 356, despite having an estimate of between £1.3 and £1.7 million, went for just over £1 million.

Jerry Seinfeld sells 17 of 18 cars at auction

Jerry Seinfeld sells 17 of 18 cars at auction

A standout car at the sale was a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, which came with an estimate of just under £3.5 million. This managed to achieve its estimate, thanks to being arguably one of the prettiest cars in the auction.

Despite the figure that Seinfeld received at the end of the auction, this was in fact just under £7 million less than the maximum estimate for the sale. That said, the end figure is still respectable.

Another notable sale, though not from Seinfeld this time, was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, which had reached just over £118 million by the time the hammer fell.