The ultimate joy ride for luxury vehicle enthusiasts

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the world’s most famous comedians and television actors. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York, but his claim to fame is the hit TV series, “Seinfeld.” The show ran from 1989-1998 and is widely considered the greatest sitcom of all-time. Needless to say, Seinfeld has accumulated plenty of wealth throughout his career. With a net worth of around $900 million and an obsession with automobiles, Seinfeld began collecting vintage vehicles. Now, he has one of the most famous celebrity car collections. In fact, he may be the gold standard of car collectors.

Porsche Collection

Seinfeld’s car collection features a series of world-famous luxury brands, but his go-to manufacturer is Porsche. At one point, he owned a record 46 Porsche models; however, he sold 17 of them in 2016 at an auction in Amelia Island. The auctioned vehicles totaled an impressive $23 million. Nevertheless, here are some of his coolest Porsche models.

1955 Porsche 550 RS

Yes, Jerry owns one of the fabled Porsche models that James Dean was driving during his fatal car accident in the 1950’s. There were only 70 manufactured that year, and one was actually raced in the 1954 Mille Miglia race from Brescia to Rome.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Considered one of the most legendary Porsche models ever, only 49 of these bad boys were produced. Often referred to as “a race car for the street,” this 911 Carrera was used in Seinfeld’s show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

1986 Porsche 959

The 959 is considered to be the first super car ever produced. A total of 337 were built, but only 200 were actually street legal. In fact, at the time, the 959 was the world’s fastest street-legal production car ever made.

1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet

This was the first Porsche production car, and it went through a series of revisions throughout its history. In March 1966, the final 10 that were manufactured were re-designed for the German police force. It just so happens that Seinfeld owns one of those 10 rare models that still displays the “Polizei” logo on the grill.

Other Gems

Of course, Seinfeld didn’t exclusively purchase Porsche vehicles. He has plenty of other gems in his $1.4 million garage. Below are some of my non-Porsche favorites.

1957 Fiat 500

Another early production vehicle to be consider one of the first city cars ever built, the Fiat 500 features blank doors, meaning that the doors are non-existent. Seinfeld has maintained the car’s original design details that were introduced in 1957.

1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper

This camper is certainly one of the most unique yet practical automobiles in Jerry’s collection. He purchased the old school van in 2010 and recalled some of his favorite moments with the vintage vehicle in the Gooding & Co catalogue, “When my kids were little we would drive around in this bus every Sunday to get bagels and lox. The little kitchen drives them wild. We got busted by the cops with it for putting up an illegal lemonade stand this past summer in the Hamptons.”