Comidian and car fanatic Jerry Seinfeld.
Comidian and car fanatic Jerry Seinfeld. Bang Showbiz

Car shopping? Jerry Seinfeld selling $41m Porsche collection

COMEDIAN Jerry Seinfeld has decided to sell off his Porsche collection worth £20 million so that someone else can enjoy them.

The car-mad comedian owns vehicles including a 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder, a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and a 1958 Porsche Type 597 military vehicle but has decided it is time to get rid of them.

He said: "Each one of these cars is a pinnacle of mechanical culture to me. Many are the best examples that exist in the world.

"I've loved being entrusted with their care, and I'm proud of the level to which we have brought each and every one of these wonderful machines.

"Honestly, if I had unlimited time, space and attention span I would never sell one of them.

"And the 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.

"My enthusiasm for this pursuit remains quite insane and I am very fortunate to have many other cars I get to look after."

18 of Jerry's cars will be put up for sale at Gooding & Company's Amelia Island auction in Florida on March 11.

David Gooding, of Gooding & Company, said: "Mr Seinfeld is recognised throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled.

"He has become known as the definitive Porsche connoisseur based on his passion and devotion to the marque.

"We at Gooding & Company share his reverence for Porsche and are proud to offer these truly incredible examples. This is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire some of the finest Porsches ever to come to market."