Jerry Seinfeld Car Collection: We’re Still Drooling
The Jerry Seinfeld car collection is no doubt an impressive one, boasting some 150 models. When I started thinking through the list, I thought I’d go around the office and see which one was the general favorite and go from there. But there’s just too much good stuff to talk about, so we decided to pool our knowledge together to bring you the best of what we know.
Jerry Seinfeld Car Collection: The Best of the Best
Top 10 Most Expensive Cars (That We’re Aware Of)
Jerry Seinfeld isn’t exactly forthcoming with the value of each car, so we have to do some educated guesswork here and give you the high end of the estimate scale considering the condition he keeps these cars in. It’s possible his cars aren’t worth top dollar, but they’re not going to be at the bottom of the scale.
- 1955 Porsche 550 RS: $3,000,000
- 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder: $2,860,000
- 1957 BMW 507 Series II: $2,500,000
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing: $1,600,000
- 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera RS: $1,400,000
- 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S: $1,350,000
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe: $1,250,000
- 1976 Lamborghini Countach: $1,000,000
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona: $825,000
- 1949 Porsche 356/2: North of $700,000
Does He Ever Sell Them?
Yep. In 2016, he sold 17 cars for a cool $22,200,000 – 15 Porsches and 2 VWs (his 2000 Porsche Carrera GT prototype didn’t sell). That’ll buy a lot of coffee for the comedians he’s driving around in cars with.
That award for the most expensive goes to his 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder that sold for $5,300,000. His 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder sold for $3,000,000. Incidentally, he took a $1,400,000 loss on the on the 917 that he bought for $4,400,000 back in 2012.
Seinfeld also set a record at the time by selling a 1960 VW Beetle for a whopping $121,000.
How Does He Keep Up With That Many?
With a net worth somewhere around $900,000,000, Jerry can afford to pay a fleet service crew to restore and maintain his collection.
Back in 1999, he purchased a building in New York City between a Presbyterian church and a preschool. He renovated it to act as his garage. Between the purchase and renovations, he has around $1,400,000 invested.
He also has an estate in the Hamptons where some of his collection stays. He bought it from Billy Joel for $32,000,000.
A Love and Hate Relationship with Cars
While Porsche is the clear favorite, you probably won’t find Seinfeld driving a Lexus anytime soon. Described by him as having “perfected the idea of a coffin on wheels,” it seems he prefers luscious curves to toned edges.
Among the most time-consuming restorations in the Jerry Seinfeld car collection is the 1964 Porsche 911 he bought in the neighborhood of $400,000. Reportedly, it belonged to Ferry Porsche, son of the company’s founder. The restoration cost upwards of $250,000 and took 5 years to complete.
At least two of the models in Jerry Seinfeld’s collection known for the celebrities that died driving them.
He has the prototype model of the 2000 Porsche Carrera GT. Fast and Furious actor, Paul Walker, was killed on November 30, 2013, the car he was in crashed at more than 100 MPH and burned.
Jerry’s 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 is the car actor James Dean was driving when he was traveling to a car race on September 30, 1955. He was just 24 years old.
He Can’t Even Drive One of Them
You can’t just take a car off the race track and drive it to work. But performance and modifications aren’t the reasons the 1983 Porsche 959 in the Jerry Seinfeld car collection can’t go on the road – it’s emissions. More specifically, emissions and safety testing.
Porsche needed to build 200 models to tackle legal obligations in Germany and all of them were purchased before they left the line. The US needed four models for emissions and safety testing, but they just weren’t available. We couldn’t put our stamp of approval on it and Jerry can’t drive his $700,000 Porsche.
What’s your favorite from the Jerry Seinfeld car collection? Tell us about it in the comments below!