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Jerry Seinfeld's collection auctioned: What the cars cost

Jerry Seinfeld cars auctioned on Amelia Island
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A m March 11, 2016 came up Amelia Island 18 Jerry Seinfeld vehicles under the hammer at Hagerty auction house. As a rule, this cannot be done without a certain amount of pain. Even if Seinfeld emphasized before the auction that he was not a collector in order to make money, the 22.2 million dollars that were generated in the two hours of the auction should have alleviated the pain of separation somewhat.

VW Beetle top, Porsche Carrera GT flop

The secret star of the auction was the white VW Beetle from 1960. One bidder of the celebrity Beetle was worth an incredible $ 121,000. Well-kept copies usually go for a maximum of $ 30,000. So, beetles are the next big investment opportunity - probably not without celebrity previous owners. The prototype of the Porsche Carrera GT proved to be the slow keeper. Seinfeld wanted at least $ 1.5 million for the supercar. But the bids stopped at a million. Too little, found the late night show presenter who was present at the auction.

The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Spyder Can-Am was a losing proposition. Its value was set to five million in advance Dollars valued. Seinfeld had bought the racing car four years earlier for $ 4.4 million. But nobody wanted to bid for the racing car. The open Can-Am was only sold afterwards for a whopping 3 million.

Over 22 million for 17 cars

After all, the remaining exhibits were able to meet expectations. The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR brought in almost a million more than planned with sales of around $ 2.3 million. A 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS /GT Carrera Speedster brought in 1,625,000 million US dollars. The top seller, however, was the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, which poured around 5.4 million dollars into the cash register in Seinfeld.

You can also find all the models in the Seinfeld auction in the picture gallery. Including exotics such as the Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau, a 1964 VW camper van and the Porsche 597 hunting vehicle from 1958.


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