Jerry Seinfeld Sells Car Collection For $22 Million
Jerry Seinfeld‘s collection of Porches and Volkswagens sold for a total of $22 million at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida over the weekend.
Jerry Seinfeld Sells Cars
“The room was electric from the beginning and the crowd’s intensity only grew when Mr. Seinfeld joined [Auctioneer Charlie Ross] and me on stage to present his stunning offerings,” David Gooding, the president of auction house Gooding & Company, said in a statement Sunday.
At the auction, Seinfeld’s biggest take was $5.3 million for his 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. He sold a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK for $2.9 million and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 for $2.3 million. Seinfeld also sold a 1964 Volkswagen camper for $99,000 and a 1960 VW Beetle for $121,000.
In total, Seinfeld put up 18 cars for action, selling 17 of them for $22,244,500.
The one car Seinfeld didn’t sell was a 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype that failed to get a high enough bid
While Seinfeld is known as one of the biggest car collectors in Hollywood, the comedian says he’s never bought one with the hope of selling it for a profit.
“I don’t really even think of myself as a collector. I just love cars. And I still love these cars,” Seinfeld said in a statement back in January. “But it’s time to send some of them back into the world, for someone else to enjoy, as I have.”