The auction house Gooding & Company has announced that a selection of consignments from The Jerry Seinfeld Collection is to be sold at the Amelia Island Auction scheduled for March 11, 2016. This will be one event that Enthusiasts and collectors will not want to miss this rare opportunity to acquire some of the finest Porsches ever to come to market.

The collection is expected to see bidding go far beyond their market value, as most celebrity cars have done in the past. At previous auctions, cars associated with such stars as Steve McQueen, Burt Reynolds, and Janis Joplin have soared to unheard of levels. Like Hollywood, classic automobiles paired with celebrity add to the story line of each car and breathes even more character into these iconic machines.

What and amazing combination! What history!


Mr. Seinfeld said that each example of his cars are in pristine condition, while we would argue that these are nothing less than museum level specimens. The next owners will definitely have something very, very special to enjoy.

“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,”

We are happy to see that these machines will be passed on and enjoyed by others but, the question on everyone’s mind is why he is selling them in the first place. We will let Jerry speak for himself here:

“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. My enthusiasm for this pursuit remains quite insane and I am very fortunate to have many other cars I get to look after.”

What a list of superb examples to cross the auction block. We leave you with a video of one of our favorite cars in the collection. Jerry in Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee style telling us more about his 1959 Porsche 718 RSK. Enjoy and happy bidding!

Selections from The Jerry Seinfeld Collection:

1959 Porsche 718 RSK | Chassis: 718-019 Engine: 90322 | Estimate: $3,800,000 – $4,200,000
One of Only 34 Type 718 RSK Spyders Built
Extensive Decade-Long North American Racing History
Driven in Period by Motorsport Legends Roger Penske and Lake Underwood
Restored by Noted Porsche Spyder Specialist Joe Cavaglieri
Eligible for Important Events from Le Mans Classic to the Colorado Grand

Since joining The Jerry Seinfeld Collection in 2001, 718-019 has enjoyed regular use during private track events and weekend excursions. In fall 2003, Mr. Seinfeld entered the RSK in the Colorado Grand, the grueling 1,000-mile high elevation blast through the Rocky Mountains. In 2014, the Spyder was loaned to Porsche Cars North America for a media event held at Laguna Seca, and later was exhibited at the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Most recently, 718-019 was featured in an episode of Mr. Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring Kevin Hart. Showcasing its versatile character, the RSK can be seen navigating stop-and-go traffic on the streets of Los Angeles with two passengers on board – a remarkable feat for a purpose-built sports racing car.

As presented today, 718-019 is equipped with a 1.6-liter version of the Type 547/3 engine – referred to as the Type 547/4. According to Porsche Carrera, this engine, numbered 90322, was originally built for an RS61. The transaxle, also a proper Spyder component, is stamped 718-071.

Widely regarded by Porsche enthusiasts as the most attractive of all the four-cam Spyder variants, the RSK is a magnificent vision of the ideal small-displacement sports racing car. Its mid-engine layout, purposeful coachwork, and adaptable character made it an innovative automobile in its day, while its spectacular performance, ease of use, and reliability made it a popular choice with drivers, from the most celebrated professional racers to well-heeled amateurs. Raced with success against much larger sports cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, and Maserati, Porsche’s RSK was certainly beloved by its drivers and feared by its rivals.

No. 718-019 presents as a stunning example of a period-correct four-cam Spyder and is well known and respected among knowledgeable marque specialists. Driven in period by the legendary Roger Penske, as well as leading Porsche drivers Harry Blanchard and Lake Underwood, this RSK went on to compile an enviable competition record, racing at major North American venues for over a decade. Its impressive racing pedigree, outstanding restoration by Joe Cavaglieri, and eligibility for leading historic events around the world make this a particularly attractive Porsche competition car.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder | Chassis: 550-0060 Engine: 90063 | Estimate: $5,000,000 – $6,000,000
An Exceptionally Original, Unrestored 550 Spyder
Just Three Owners over the Past Five Decades
As-Delivered Color Scheme; Beautifully Preserved Upholstery
Matching-Numbers Example with Just 10,500 Miles from New
A True Connoisseur’s Porsche

“You can’t drive a sonnet by Shakespeare or a symphony by Beethoven. But this would be the automotive equivalent.”
– Jerry Seinfeld

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder | Chassis: 917/30-004 | Estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000
The Most Powerful Road-Racing Porsche Ever Built
An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering
One of Only Six Examples Produced
Meticulously Restored in Penske Racing’s 1973 Sunoco Livery
The Ultimate Evolution of the Porsche 917

“What’s very surprising about this car is how comfortable and easy to drive the most powerful race car the world will ever see is,” Mr. Seinfeld says. “I never drove it as fast as it can go.

“The car’s crazy. I’m not.”

1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster | Chassis: 84908 Engine: 91015 | Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000
One of Approximately 56 GS/GT Carrera Speedsters Built with Alloy Panels
Believed to be Sole Example Originally Finished in Auratium Green
Equipped with Extremely Rare Type 692/0 Four-Cam Engine
Award-Winning Restoration Completed by European Collectibles
Offered with Porsche CoA, Kardex, Tool Roll, and Handbooks

2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype | Chassis: 9R3/M 001 | Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,250,000
One of Just Two Carrera GT Prototypes Built by Porsche
Power Train Based on the Canceled Porsche LMP 2000 Racing Car
Purchased by Jerry Seinfeld Directly from Porsche in 2007
Driven by Walter Röhrl in Factory Promotional Materials
A Truly Bespoke, Hand-Built Concept Car with Racing Roots

1990 Porsche 962C | Chassis: 962 012 Engine: 402 | Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000
Works 962C Run by Joest Racing with Porsche Factory Support
Campaigned in 1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype and 1991 Interserie Championships
Driven by Bob Wollek, Frank Jelinski, “John Winter,” and Bernd Schneider
Restored in 2001 to Ultimate Singer Double-Wing Specification
Just Two Owners from New – Joest Racing and Jerry Seinfeld

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR | Chassis: 911 460 0016 Engine: 6840034 | Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,500,000
One of Only 15 RSRs Specially Built for Roger Penske’s IROC Series
Raced in Period by Revson, Johncock, Follmer, Forbes-Robinson, and Minter
Well-Documented History and Complete Unbroken Provenance
Faithfully Restored by Jim Torres in Original Light Yellow Livery
Beautifully Presented, Consistently Maintained, and Road Registered

1997 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR | Chassis: WP0ZZZ99ZVS398070 | Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,500,000
Final Evolution of the Normally Aspirated, Air-Cooled Racing 911
One of Just 45 Examples Built Between 1996 and 1998
Equipped with Desirable European-Spec M64/75 Engine
Delivered New to Japanese Porsche Distributor Mizwa Motors
Time Capsule Condition; Less than 6,000 Km from New

1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe | Chassis: 122561 Engine: 98016 | Estimate: $1,100,000 – $1,400,000
The Ultimate Evolution of the 356 Carrera
Factory Upgraded in 1964 with GT-Spec Engine
Ideal Specification with Many Desirable Competition Features
Original Silver Metallic Livery with Patinated Blue Leatherette Upholstery
Consistently Maintained in Major US and European Collections

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau | Chassis: WP0AC2968RS480403 Engine: 61R00895 | Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,300,000
One of Only 76 Examples of the Porsche Exclusive-Built 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau
Equipped with High-Performance Code X88 Engine
One of 39 US-Spec Models Built; the Sole Example Finished in Polar Silver Metallic
Just Three Private Owners and Just Over 12,500 Miles from New
Complete with Handbooks, Tool Roll, and Certificate of Authenticity

1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster | Chassis: 83124 Engine: 64919 | Estimate: $500,000 – $600,000
One of Only 355 Speedsters Originally Finished in Aquamarine Metallic
Maintained in Single Family Ownership for 50 Years
Concours-Quality Restoration Overseen by Tom Scott of 356 Consulting
First in Class and Best of Show (Restored) at the 2010 PCA Porsche Parade
Matching-Numbers Example Offered with Tool Kit, Jack, and Handbooks

2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup “Brumos Commemorative Edition” | Chassis: WP0ZZZ99ZCS798179 | Estimate: $300,000 – $500,000
One of Five GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Editions Built
Specification Matches the 2011 Championship-Winning Grand-Am Car
Purchased New by Jerry Seinfeld Directly from Brumos Porsche
Virtually As-New Condition with Less than Two Hours of Track Use
A Highly Collectible Factory-Built Racing 911

1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen | Chassis: 597 000 148 Engine: 01061 | Estimate: $350,000 – $425,000
One of Only 71 Jagdwagens Built and as Few as 15 Extant
A Rare and Often Overlooked Part of Porsche’s Early Heritage
Built with Four-Wheel Drive and Amphibious Capability
Retained by Original Owner Wendell Fletcher for Three Decades
Regarded as the Most Original Example Known to Exist

2011 Porsche 997 Speedster | Chassis: WP0CB2A95BS795554 | Estimate: $300,000 – $400,000
The Latest of the Highly Collectible 911 Speedsters
Number 009 of Only 356 Examples Produced
Optioned with Porsche Exclusive DZM and DZP Packages
Owned from New by Jerry Seinfeld
Regularly Maintained, Less than 5,000 Original Miles

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster | Chassis: WP0EB0915KS173273 | Estimate: $220,000 – $325,000
Modern Iteration of the Classic Porsche Speedster
Showing Less than 3,800 Original Miles
A Desirably Optioned Example in Stunning Condition
Exceptionally Well-Preserved and Minimally Used
A True Porsche Collectible

1966 Porsche 911 | Chassis: 304182 Engine: 907419 | Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000
An Exceptionally Well-Preserved Short-Wheelbase 911
Striking Original Color Scheme of Sand over Brown
Delivered New to Colorado; Less than 19,000 Original Miles
Owned by Noted Porsche Collectors for Over 30 Years
Best in Class and Division at Three Consecutive Porsche Parades

1964 Volkswagen Camper | Estimate: $80,000 – $100,000
Shows Less than 19,000 Miles
1964 Conversion by the Well-Known EZ Camper Inc. in Southern California
Outstanding, Museum-Worthy Original Condition
Includes Numerous Period Accessories
One of the Finest Unrestored Split-Screen Campers in Existence

1960 Volkswagen Beetle | Chassis: 2764371 Engine: 3285985 | Estimate: $35,000 – $55,000
Charming Provenance, Retained by Original Owner for 30 Years
Odometer Displays Less than 15,500 Miles from New
Countless Factory-Original Materials and Finishes Remain Remarkably Intact
Exceptional File of Documentation Includes Detailed Service Log
One of the Finest Unrestored Examples of its Kind

Gooding & Company – The Amelia Island Auction Information
Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034

Thursday, March 10 | 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, March 11 | 9:00am – 11:00am

Friday, March 11 | 11:00am

Photos by Mathieu Heurtault & Brian Henniker


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