Irony, you’ve gotta love it. In this post a few days ago I thought I was helping to “set the record straight” with regard to a Porsche 993 Turbo S previously owned by Jerry Seinfeld. As it turns out, despite my best efforts, I only helped to add to the confusion. To prepare for this article, I contacted Richard Sloan (previous owner/seller of the car) along with TruSpeed Motorcars (current owner/seller of the car). The information I printed in that article was taken directly from those conversations.
Much to my surprise and chagrin I recently received an email from none other than Sam Cabiglio himself (he left me his phone number in order to validate his identity) with some changes to the “facts” as I had posted them and as they had been told to me by the people involved. After a lengthy, enjoyable, and insightful conversation with Sam it seems I can now, truly, say I’ve spoken to all the sources. It would have been great to hear directly from Jerry too, but that might be asking for a bit too much. 🙂
Here is What I Originally Posted
- The car was originally ordered for Jerry Seinfeld through Circle Porsche of Long Beach California
- Seinfeld had the car as part of his collection until sometime in late 2005 early 2006
- It was then offered for sale by Seinfeld’s fleet manager (Sam Cabiglio) through Richard Sloan of Sloan Cars in CT (Richard has sold other Seinfeld cars in the past)
- Richard sold the car to a private collector
- The car then returned to Sloan (via the unnamed private collector) and was subsequently sold to TruSpeed about six (6) months ago
- The car is fully documented as to provenance, ownership and service history
Here are the Changes to those Statements Based on my Conversation with Sam
- The car was not offered for sale by Sam through Richard Sloan. Instead, the car was sold by Sam to a private collector in April of 2005. Sam does not sell cars “through” Richard Sloan or anyone else for that matter.
- The private buyer above then sold the car to Richard Sloan in February of 2006
All other points/facts remain the same. This has been an interesting learning experience for me. I made it a point to go out of my way and call the people involved to get the facts. It just goes to show there are at least three sides to every story.
I hope this “sets the record straight” for all. Special thanks to Sam for the extra information!
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