Why would one of the world's biggest Porsche collectors settle for a normal car?
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is one of the world's best known Porsche collectors. Seinfeld owns millions of dollars worth of Porsche cars including the last generation 997 GT3 RS, which he eventual sold. Being the Porsche enthusiast that he is, the new 911 GT3 RS was a must-have purchase for the TV legend. Of course, he didn't just settle for a "normal" car off of a dealer lot. Instead Seinfeld ordered what Porsche calls paint-to-sample, which is a program where you can order a car in virtually any color.
Porsche offers an insane amount of unique colors, some of which can cost almost $100,000. Seinfeld ordered his GT3 RS in a color called Liquid Chrome Blue Metallic, which he has just shown off on Instagram. This stunning, yet understated, color was first used on the Porsche 918 Spyder. This paint job has nine layers and costs a whopping $64,000 as an option. That price tag is enough to buy a whole Porsche 718, so we aren't surprised that no one really ordered it. In fact, Seinfeld's GT3 RS is the only one to wear this shade of paint and is therefore a one-of-one. That, in addition to the celebrity owners should help this car be worth a pretty penny in the future.
Porsche describes this paint job as "Nine coats of the Liquid Metal paint applied with high precision, three manual processing stages, and three final clear coats guarantee impressive light reflection and extraordinary depth. Every reflection helps to emphasize the contours of the 918 Spyder with even more clarity. The paint is highly vibrant and gives the surface the appearance of liquid metal." The GT3 RS is an insane looking car, and it doesn't need a bright color in order to stand out. Perhaps we will get to see this stunning car driving around the streets of New York.