He has 47 Porsches in his collection.
And Jerry Seinfeld – who owns a fleet of Porches and other old-school cars but says he doesn’t class himself as a collector – has listed 18 of his ‘babies’ at Gooding and Company auction at Amelia Island, Florida for an estimated $28 million.
Among the cars – a 1955 Spyder, 1958 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster and 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR – are worth more $10 million together, a press release from Gooding & Company states.
Up for auction: Jerry Seinfeld – who owns a fleet of old-school cars but says he doesn’t class himself as a collector – has listed 18 Porsches at Gooding and Company auction in Amelia Island, Florida. The Spyder (left) is worth the most money, estimated at about $6 million
Enthusiast: Jerry Seinfeld goes for a ride in his extremely rare 1973 Porsche 911 RSR in Malibu, California
At first it was revealed by the auction company that three of Mr Seinfeld’s Porsches were going up for sale, but now TMZ claims it will 18 out of his 47 strong fleet that are now available for auction.
The website claims that the cars will rake in an estimated $28 million. They will go under the hammer on March 11.
‘I’ve never bought a car as an investment,’ Seinfeld said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Quite the fleet: He has 47 Porsches in his collection, but is only auctioning off 18 of them
‘I’ve never bought a car as an investment,’ Seinfeld said in a statement and claims he just wants other people to have the chance to enjoy the cars
‘I’m don’t really even think of myself as a collector.
‘“I still love these cars, but it’s time to send some of them back into the world, for someone else to enjoy, as I have.’
The most expensive of the collection is the Spyder, estimated to be worth between $5 million and $6 million.
It is the identical to the car that James Dean was driving when he was killed in 1955.
The Speedster is worth between $2 million $2.5 millon, while the Carrera is estimated at $1.2-$1.5 million.
Seinfeld owns a fleet of vintage cars – particularly Porches – but says he has never considered himself a collector and does not buy investment cars
Jerry Seinfeld seen leaving Le Sole restaurant in LA with friend Jeffrey Katzenberg in September 2007
The stand-up comedian’s passion for Porsches is well-documented, with a collection that includes the first and last 911 Carreras ever produced and 10 Porsche Boxters each painted a different color.
Seinfeld even had a hangar rented out at the Santa Monica airport to house all his automobiles, after a neighbor complained about his proposed 1.4 million dollar garage.
His Sony-produced web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee clearly combines all of Seinfeld’s interests.
The actor was seen at Malibu Kitchen in Malibu, California on January 16 after returning back from vacation
Spike Feresten and Seinfeld are seen here on Janaury 16 outside Malibu Kitchen