Haute 100: Jerry Seinfeld’s Coveted Car Collection Sells for $22.24M

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1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sells for $17,160,000.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sells for $17,160,000.

One of our favorite comedians and Haute 100 lister Jerry Seinfeld sold 15 automobiles from his coveted car collection at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida.

At the auction Seinfeld joined David Gooding and Charlie Ross on stage to introduce his prized collector cars to a room full of car aficionados. Individuals went wild for the New York native’s taste in cars. His 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, which created a lengthy bidding battle, sold for $5,335,000, the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK sold for $2,860,000, the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR sold for $2,310,000, the 1990 Porsche 962C sold for $1,650,000, the 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster sold for $1,540,000, the 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau sold for $1,017,500, the 1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR sold for $935,000 and the 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS/GT Carrera 2 Coupe sold for $825,000.

While many of the comedian’s vehicles worked the room into a frenzy, his original 1960 Volkswagen Beetle stole the show with a final price of $121,000, a world auction record for Volkswagen Beetle. Another top seller included the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, which was auctioned off for $17,160,000.

“We are delighted with our auction results and are proud of the new auction records we have set, which demonstrates that there is a strong demand for high quality cars,” said Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. “The room was electric from the beginning and the crowd’s intensity only grew when Mr. Seinfeld joined Charlie and me on stage to present his stunning offerings.”

The entire Jerry Seinfeld Collection raked in $22,244,500. The overall auction collected $60,162,150 in a single day.

Gooding & Company’s next sale, The Pebble Beach Auctions, will take place on Aug. 20-21, at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center.

Featured photo via Gooding & Company

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