Jerry Seinfeld Sold 15 Porsches for a Total of $22M USD
As reported earlier, Jerry Seinfeld put a portion of his sizable car collection up for sale to the highest bidder at Florida’s Amelia Island Auction and the comedian did quite well, in fact, he stands to make over $22 million USD from the night’s sales. The actor/comedian/coffee-getter maintains that he does not see his car purchases as investments, but they have certainly played out as such. Seinfeld’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder was the highest-grossing car of the night, nabbing $5.3M USD (it was valued between $5-6M), while the biggest failure was the comedian’s 2000 Porsche Carrera GT prototype, which failed to sell at all, while a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder — thumbed by many to be the hot ticket — went for only $3M, despite a $5-7M valuation.
Porsches aside, the fluffy-shirted comic also set a record for Volkswagen Beetles when his 1960′s Bug sold for $121,000 USD.
And to think these vehicles only make up around 1/10th of the funny man’s entire collection. All in all, not a bad night to be Jerry Seinfeld.