Not long ago we found out that comedian and Porsche fanatic Jerry Seinfeld would be selling at auction part of his Porsche collection. A total of 16 Porsches, valued at least $10 million, just hit the Gooding & Company’s auction stage last Friday, and all of them but one were sold. Which one was that? The Carrera GT Prototype. That’s right. Nobody wanted it. Only two Carrera GT prototypes were built, and this one was estimated to be worth somewhere between $1.5 million to over $2.2 million. But we doubt Seinfeld is too upset.
After all, he still gets to own that Carrera GT until a buyer comes along, but there were a couple big sellers. One was the 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR, selling for over $2.3 million – twice its estimated sale value. However, many of the cars sold for less than expected. The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, valued between $3.8 million and $4.2 million, sold for $2,860,000. Another was the ’73 917/30 Can-Am Spyder. Instead of the estimated $5 million to $7 million, its new owner paid $3 million. Although he didn’t get what was expected for several of his cars, we’re pretty sure Seinfeld has plenty of other rare Porsches on his wish list. Price isn’t an issue for the guy. After all, the sale of these cars earned him $22.2 million.