Seinfeld Porsche Collection Sets Pulses Racing at Amelia Island

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1990 Porsche 962C, Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

March 11, 2016 sees the sale of a stunning selection of cars from The Jerry Seinfeld Collection. The car will be sold at Amelia Island by Gooding & Company. What is really special about the Seinfeld collection of Porsches is that it doesn’t just focus in on one model or era but celebrates the history of the marque from the 50’s to present day.

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2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype, Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

“Mr. Seinfeld is recognized throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “He has become known as the definitive Porsche connoisseur based on his passion and devotion to the marque. We at Gooding & Company share his reverence for Porsche and are proud to offer these truly incredible examples. This is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire some of the finest Porsches ever to come to market.”

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1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

These cars will be sure to go for strong money as they are not just popular models, but cars with stories and history. The Carrera GT for example is the prototype car and the 917/30 Can-Am is the iconic Sunoco liveried car. The 1955 550 Spyder, is an unrestored vehicle with matching original chassis and engine numbers and just 10,300 miles on the odometer.

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1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

Each car has been carefully chosen for its story and authenticity and this is where the big sales figures are in the auction world right now. The rise in the popularity of classic cars has led to a flooded market place, but only the cream will rise to the top and Jerry Seinfeld will most certainly do very well from the sale of a beautiful selection of Stuttgart’s finest.

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1959 Porsche 718 RSK, Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

“Each one of these cars is a pinnacle of mechanical culture to me. Many are the best examples that exist in the world,” stated Jerry Seinfeld. “I’ve loved being entrusted with their care, and I’m proud of the level to which we have brought each and every one of these wonderful machines. Honestly, if I had unlimited time, space and attention span I would never sell one of them. And the reason I wanted to bid these cars farewell in this way is really just to see the look of excitement on the faces of the next owners who I know will be out of their minds with joy that they are going to get to experience them. My enthusiasm for this pursuit remains quite insane and I am very fortunate to have many other cars I get to look after.”

The Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Collection:

  • 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder (pictured above)
  • 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (pictured above) 
  • 1959 Porsche 718 RSK (pictured above) 
  • 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype (pictured above) 
  • 1990 Porsche 962C (pictured above)

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  • 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster

Photo: Brian Henniker, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR

Photo: Brian Henniker, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR

Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe

Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau

Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster

Photo: Brian Henniker, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup “Brumos Commemorative Edition”

Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen

Photo: Mathieu Heurtault, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster      

Photo: Brian Henniker, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

Photo: Brian Henniker, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

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  • 1966 Porsche 911

Photo: Brian Henniker, Courtesy of Gooding & Company 2016

About the Author: 

Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 17 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.

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About the Author:

Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 18 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.