US President Barack Obama (R) and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
(photo credit: COURTESY COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE)
Jerry Seinfeld sold 17 collectible cars at auction for more than $22 million.
The Jewish comedian’s cars – 15 Porsches and two Volkswagens – brought in $22,244,500 this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times. A 1955 Porsche 55 Spyder alone went for more than $5 million.
Seinfeld is known to be a car aficionado. In his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” — which featured President Barack Obama in December — he goes out to eat with a well-known comedian in a vintage car.
Gooding & Co. estimated the auction would actually bring in $10 million more than it did, Jalopnik said.
The “Seinfeld” star and co-creator showed up at the auction house to promote the sale.
Seinfeld had previously said he loved owning the cars and would have held onto them in an ideal world.
“[T]he reason I wanted to bid these cars farewell in this way is really just to see the look of excitement on the faces of the next owners who I know will be out of their minds with joy that they are going to get to experience them,” he said in February statement.
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Seinfeld only failed to sell one car at the auction, a non-drivable Carrera GT concept car, one of two in the word, which didn’t reach its minimum $1.5 million minimum asking price.
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