Jerry Seinfeld has just became $22 million richer, according to CNN. The comedian managed to sell off 15 cars from his own Porsche collection.
Jerry Seinfeld sold off the cars on the auction block at the Amelia Island Auction held in Florida. The 61-year-old comedian’s collection included Porsches and two Volkswagens. The most expensive car from the collection is a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, which sold for $5.3 million.
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Jerry Seinfeld was present at the auction himself and introduced each car of his collection. His 1959 Porsche 718 RSK sold for $2.9 million, while Seinfeld managed to sell his 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera for $2.3 million.
According to a statement issued by the president of Gooding & Company, which organized the auction, the room was “electric” from the beginning of the auction, and the crowd’s “intensity” grew even bigger when Jerry Seinfeld went on stage to present his cars.
However, Jerry Seinfeld didn’t manage to sell his 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype for the reason that none of the bids satisfied the comedian. Seinfeld wanted to sell the car in the range between $1.5 million and $2.3 million, but none of the bids went that high.
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In a separate statement, Jerry Seinfeld revealed that he has never bought a car as an investment. And considering the fact that the comedian sold only about 10 percent of cars from his enormous car collection, comprised mostly of Porsches, that’s quite a lot of money spent over the years.
Gooding & Company even went as far as calling Jerry Seinfeld “the ultimate Porsche connoisseur.” The comedian himself, meanwhile, revealed in the statement that he doesn’t even think of himself as of a collector.
“I just love cars. And I still love these cars.”
But at the same time, Jerry Seinfeld said that it was time for some of them to be sent “into the world” and “for someone else to enjoy” them as much as he had.
Jerry Seinfeld’s cars comprised about one-third of the auction’s overall sum of cars sold that night. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider, worth $17.2 million, became the most expensive car sold at the auction.
Jerry Seinfeld has recently announced he will perform two shows in Berks County this spring, according to WFMZ. The comedian revealed that his visit to Reading on May 7 will see two shows instead of just one.
His second show will be held at the Santander Performing Arts Center on May 20. Jerry Seinfeld usually performs two shows during his visits to Reading, and this will be no exception. His 2010 shows in Reading were sold out within less than five minutes after going on sale.
Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld’s Seinfeld co-star Patrick Warburton has recently revealed he had avoided the 61-year-old funnyman on set of the show, according to Fox News. Warburton played the role of Elaine Benes’ (portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) boyfriend Puddy.
The reason: Warburton just didn’t want to “stick my foot in my mouth” or say something stupid near Jerry Seinfeld, as said by the actor in his recent Q&A session with News Australia.
“I wanted to hit my marks, I wanted to get the laughs and I wanted him to say, ‘I like that Puddy character, let’s bring him back.'”
Warburton also revealed that he thinks Jerry Seinfeld “probably” doesn’t like to be bothered, which is why the actor didn’t want to ask him any “dumb questions.” That’s why he preferred to stay out of the comedian’s way.
“I haven’t seen him in years, but I miss him.”
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