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Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsches Sell for Over $22 Million at Auction

Must be nice.

It must be nice to have so many cars, that you don’t have the time or the space to take care of them. Porsche mogul Jerry Seinfeld had this exact problem, so he put 17 of his precious Porsches and Volkswagens up for sale at Gooding & Co.’s 2016 Amelia Island auction. When the final hammer fell and the dust settled, Seinfeld walked away $22 million richer.

Unsurprisingly, the bulk of the cash came from older Porsches hovering around the 1950s and 1960s, including some particularly rarified examples from the 356 family. Seinfeld saw the sale of two GS/GT Carreras, with a 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster claiming $1,540,000 (around $500,000 under the low estimate) and a 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS/GT Carrera 2 Coupe that took home $825,000, around $200,000 under the low estimate.

1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe

Of these old-timers, some motorsports icons pulled in the most. A bright blue 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the same model famed for being the final ride of James Dean, brought Seinfeld $5,335,000. A similar 1959 Porsche 718 RSK claimed $2,860,000. A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR shattered pre-sale estimates by nearly $1,000,000, selling for an eye-watering $2,310,000. Our personal favorite, a 1,200-hp 1973 Porsche 917/209 Can-Am Spyder, was sold for an appropriate $3,000,000.

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3 6 S Flachbau 1

There were some questionable sale prices for this collection as well, no doubt driven in part by the celebrity ownership in their history. Chief among these oddities was the $1,0117,500 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau, a hardcore variant of the already-rare 964 Turbo 3.6. While the car is as rare as they come, $1 million for a mid-1990s Porsche leaves us scratching our heads.

Seinfeld’s pristine example of Porsche’s strange 1958 597 Jagdwagon went for a nearly obscene $330,000. Even his two Volkswagens benefitted from his celebrity selling power, with a 1960 Volkswagen Beetle selling for $70,000 over the high pre-sale estimate at $121,000, while a charming little 1964 Volkswagen Camper crossed the block for $99,000.

Take a look at the full list of cars sold from Jerry Seinfeld’s collection below.

1966 Porsche 911 – $275,000

2011 Porsche 997 Speedster – $440,000

1964 Volkswagen Camper – $99,000

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder – $5,335,000

1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster – $682,000

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR – $2,310,000

1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster – $363,000

1990 Porsche 962C – $1,650,000

1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS/GT Carrera 2 Coupe – $825,000

2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype – No Sale

1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR – $935,000

1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen – $330,000

2012 997 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Edition – $462,000

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder – $3,000,000

1994 Porsche 964 3.6 S Flachbau – $1,017,500

1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster – $1,540,000

1960 VW Beetle – $120,000

1959 Porsche 718 RSK – $2,860,000

Total: $22,243,500