Jerry Seinfeld auctions 16 Porsche at Amelia Island
The 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is one of those amazing events you really don’t want to miss. In an incredible scenery (right next to a golf) and a squad of very rare and spectacularly well-preserved cars, there are a few auctions happening. One of those was the Gooding & Company auction at Amelia Island. This auction was quite interesting for two reasons: on the first hand, about 16 extra rare Porsche were being sold. On the second hand, the seller was comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
If you don’t know who Jerry Seinfeld is, well my friend, I highly suggest you go and check-out the eponym TV series simply called « SEINFELD ». He was a stand-up comedian from the 90s (I personnally find him hilarious, though I’m more of a « George » kind of guy), and he was also a very well-known Porsche enthusiast.
Which is why the fact that he sold about SIXTEEN models from his incredible Porsche collection came as a bit of a shock to me (at first, there were only 3!!). One would wonder why would such a passionate and devoted Porsche fan would sell part of his collection (if not all?), and the explanation given by Seinfeld is quite simple: he felt it was time for others to enjoy them as much as he did. Fair enough!
The headlines ever since depict how Jerry Seinfeld auctions 16 Porsche for a total amount of give or take 22 million $. Though some cars didn’t sell (like the 2000 Carrera GT prototype), most DID sell. Some were above estimation price, others were below. Here is a short list of some of the most iconic Porsche models (according to yours truly) being auctioned and their selling price:
- 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder – sold for $5,335,000 (5,3 million $)
- 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster – sold for $682,000 (682k $)
- 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen – sold for $330,000 (330k $)
- 1959 Porsche 718 RSK – sold for $2,860,000 (2,8 million $)
- 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder – sold for $3,000,000 (3 million $)
- 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR – sold for $2,310,000 (2,3 million $)
- 1990 Porsche 962C – sold for $1,650,000 (1,6 million$)
- 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 Turbo S Flachbau – sold for $1,017,500 (1 million $)
- 2011 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR – sold for $935,000 (935k $)