A couple of weeks ago, Gooding & Co. told us about three Porsches they would be adding to their Amelia Island sale from the highly esteemed Jerry Seinfeld collection. At that time they worded the press release to say "a sampling of this exceptional collection will feature three historic Porsches at Gooding & Company’s annual Scottsdale Auctions marquee beginning January 27, 2016." We knew from that very moment that there would be more Seinfeld Porsches coming to auction (in fact we knew exactly how many but were sworn to secrecy). This morning, Gooding finally released the full extent of what Jerry will be selling so we can share it with you here. Get excited, because this is a very interesting list.
David Gooding, President and Founder, Gooding & Co. -
“Mr. Seinfeld is recognized throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled. 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.”
Jerry had this to say about the sale,
"Each one of these cars is a pinnacle of mechanical culture to me. Many are the best examples that exist in the world. 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."
Previously announced were Jerry's 550 Spyder, his GS/GT 356 Carrera Speedster, and his Peter Revson 3-liter IROC RSR. Added to the list are a further 13 significant and beautiful Porsche lots (plus two pretty fun VWs). Below is the full Porsche list. In a later post we'll go more in-depth on everything Porsche-related coming up for sale at the Amelia Island auctions. After a relatively milquetoast auction season thus far this year, we're really excited to see these lots cross the dais. Get your bidding paddles ready!
Jerry Seinfeld's Porsches To Be Sold At Auction On Amelia Island
- 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
- 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
- 1959 Porsche 718 RSK
- 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster
- 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype
- 1990 Porsche 962C
- 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR
- 1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR
- 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe
- 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau
- 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
- 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup “Brumos Commemorative Edition”
- 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen
- 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster
- 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
- 1966 Porsche 911
Pre-auction estimates and lot numbers have not yet been assigned to the full list of cars, but we'll be sure to post updates as the auction gets closer. This might be the most exciting selection of Porsches at auction since the amazing Matt Drendel collection sale a few years ago, interestingly also sold by Gooding & Co.