On March 18th of this year I wrote a short post on the upcoming sale of Jerry Seinfeld's 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S from TruSpeed Motorcars. That short post chronicled some of the unique features of the Porsche along with a question about celebrity provenance and pricing.
Shortly after posting that article I was contacted by well know Porsche expert, and Seinfeld's long time fleet manager, Sam Cabiglio. Sam was kind enough to point out a few errors in the provenance of the car, as well as give some additional color commentary on Seinfeld's 993 Turbo S (along with his thoughts as to its uniqueness and value.) A few weeks after these two posts published the car was sold to a well known collector in Atlanta, Georgia.
Imagine my surprise as I was searching eBay today for my Porsche eBay find of the Month, I was shocked to see the car for sale again so soon. According to the advertisement on eBay, the current owner is "condensing" his collection and this is one of the cars that is being offered for sale. As a reminder, here are some of the unique features of this particular '97 Porsche Turbo S (besides the fact that it was previously owned by one of Porsche's best known collectors.)
Jerry Seinfeld's 1997 Porsche Turbo S Features
- 1st Turbo S built and imported to the US
- The only one produced in Turquoise Blue (the color is slowly growing on me)
- Factory cell phone with special console
- The first of only 175 built in 1997 and one of only 345 total between ’97 and ‘98 (production numbers vary by a few cars depending on source. My numbers are courtesy of (Adrian Streather’s “Porsche 993 The Essential Companion”)
I have an email and a call (from a mutual friend) into the current owner. I'm hoping that later today or tomorrow I can have a more in-depth follow-up, with any additional information, on the car along with how he chose this particular Porsche to sell from his collection. I would also like to know what, if any, additional cars he may be selling.