The 5 Coolest Porsches that Jerry Seinfeld is Selling at Auction

Drool-worthy.

If Jerry Seinfeld is known for something other than the eponymous TV show, his love for all-things-Porsche usually tops the list. Following the wave of success he achieved in the 1990s, Jerry has amassed a Porsche collection that rivals the heritage collection housed in Stuttgart itself. Now, Jerry says his collection has gotten a little too big, so he is liquidating a sizeable portion of it at Gooding & Co's Amelia Island auction. Here are five of our favorites from the upcoming sale.

1958 Porsche 597 Jadwagen

Thought the Cayenne was the first Porsche with off-road credentials? Take a look at this warzone-ready Porsche 597 from Jerry's collection. Created as a prototype for the German army following World War II, just 71 of these left the factory, 49 of which were civilian-spec. Motivation came from a 1.5-liter flat-four engine nicked from the Porsche 356, sporting a single carburetor. The engine produced 50 hp, allowing the little "Hunting Car" to reach up to 62 mph.

This low, lithe silhouette of a car is one of the all-time greats. It saw great success for Porsche during its road racing heyday, but probably found its most infamous status as the car in which Hollywood legend James Dean perished in on a California highway. Jerry's example is covered in uncommon bright blue paint.

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can Am

FIA's Group 7 series, better known as Can-Am racing, was the Wild West of racing. Manufactuers were essentially given a clean sheet to create as insane of a car as they wished, with few restrictions imposed. As you might expect, participating automakers went nuts, and created some absolutely mental cars that have yet to be matched by modern cars. The dominant 1973 Porsche 917/30 was the wildest of them all, with a curb weight around 1,800 pounds, and a power output pegged at around 1,580 hp in qualifying tune.

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau

In terms of modern Porsche rarity, the 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau is in a league of its own. After the factory finished delivering the already rare Turbo 3.6 in 1994, Porsche offered a select group of "flachbau" 3.6S' that cost a whopping $60,000 on top of the $99,000 base price tag. Checking the "X85" box on the order form added a host of special upgrades to the 964 Turbo, including adding a beefy motorsports-derived 3.6-liter flat-six engine, pushing out 380 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Porsche also added a very distinctive front end, which brought in styling from the contemporary Porsche 968.

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera IROC RSR

Built to continue Porsche's endless wave of motorsport dominance in the 1970s, the Carrera RSR took the formula of the 911 to an entirely different level, resulting in a victory at the International Race of Champions in 1974, with Mark Donohue behind the wheel.

The rest of Jerry's cars for sale are as follows:

• 1959 Porsche 718 RSK
• 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster
• 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype
• 1990 Porsche 962C
• 1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR
• 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe
• 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
• 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup "Brumos Commemorative Edition"
• 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster
• 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
• 1966 Porsche 911
• 1964 Volkswagen Camper
• 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

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