The legendary comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, knows two things in this world: how to make people laugh, and automobiles. He’s got quite the collection of old rides, new whips, classy muscle cars and speedy coupes in his garage. You’re going to be surprised by some of the funky ones in here, too. Enjoy all of these classic and vintage cars from Jerry Seinfeld’s car collection!
40. 1960 Volkswagen Beetle
39. BMW 300 Isetta
Remember that one time Jerry Seinfeld climbed into a tiny BMW Isetta 300 and had trouble getting out? Yep, it happened in New York City’s West Village on a random Wednesday afternoon. It was all part of a photo shoot and the comedian gave bystanders quite a show. However, most would agree the funniest part was seeing him try to climb out of the three wheeled miniature BMW. It’s one thing to film an episode of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with an inglorious bastard‘s superstar. It’s another thing for the 59-year-old with an estimate of $300 million to extract himself from the vehicle.
38. 1964 Volkswagen Camper “EZ Camper” conversion
Here’s another one of Seinfeld’s infamous auction sales. This little 1964 Volkswagen Camper “Easy Camper” Conversion sold for $99,000. Jerry admits to driving his kids around in the camper when they were little to get bagels and lox. He says they loved the little kitchen inside. They even got cited by the police in the Hamptons one summer for purportedly setting up an illegal lemonade stand. Look at that set up though. Can you blame them? The regular VW vans are still en vogue. One with a kitchen would be hard to say no to.
37. 1957 Fiat 500
Seinfeld loves the minimalist design of Fiat vehicles. His 1957 Fiat is said to be one of the first city cars ever built. it only has a top speed of 53 mph, but that’s just fine for Jerry. Fiat’s happen to have a commonality with his other favorite car, Porsche. One is Italian and one is German. However, Fiat is one of the oldest car makers in the world. Their hipster appeal and basic engines make them popular for shade tree mechanics. Yet, you won’t find Jerry working on his vehicle. He has a dedicated fleet management team in New York, complete with a three story underground warehouse!
36. 1964 MORGAN PLUS 4
In the 60s, Morgan Motor Company wanted to produce a car that was more powerful than typical roasters of the day. As such, they revised the previous 44 model and ran production with a new model from 1950 to 1969. However, there have been other revivals since. The first reinvention was 1985 with still another reboot in 2005. Originally, the Plus 4 was outfitted with a 2088 cc standard Vanguard engine strung to a strengthened 4/4 chassis with hydraulic brakes. Jerry’s particular Morgan features an ash wood frame, 105 hp engine and four-speed manual gearbox. Jerry jokes you don’t have to worry about rust, just termites.
35. 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
This classic was featured on Jerry’s Comedians in Cars with Coffee show, or something like that. We are sure you’ve seen it. This particular episode featured Don Rickles (who is a classic himself). The vehicle was a stunner, especially the interior green upholstery. You know, that definitive 1950s green. Outside, the huge grill emanating acaricature toothy smile seals the deal along with the huge iconic steering older Cadillacs are known for. Other greats who owned this vehicle include Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan, and Frank Sinatra.
34. 1962 Volkswagen Bus
This particular Volkswagen was chosen for an impromptu reunion with Michael Richards from Jerry’s days on Seinfeld. When he had him on his web comedy show as a guest, he purposefully chose the VW Bus because it mirrored Michael Richard’s personality. The outside is rusty and well worn, while the inside features new technology (like duct tape). Yep, Jerry carted Kramer around in a car held together with duct tape. Check out the back though. It’s a van, bus and pick up all at the same time. Just another one of Jerry’s eccentric rides.
33. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
It’s not every day your friend picks you up in their $250,000 Ferrari. However, that was the case for Amy Schumer when Jerry Seinfeld took her for a spin during an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Word on the street is the Daytona GTB/4 scared her to death. It’s all fun and games until the gas pedal hits the floor.That’s the power of a bored out Colombo v12 engine! And while it’s decidedly not the most reliable Ferrari the Italian manufacturer has ever made, which model can really claim the title? For someone like Jerry, owning one is enough.
32. 1970 Porsche 911S
When you have a $22 million car collection auctioned off by a private company in Amelia Island Florida, you are bound to have several Porsches in the mix. Take Jerry’s 1970 Porsche 911 S Henri. It’s a solid collector staple, with a value range is $37,000-$58,000. Compare that to his 1953 (valued at over $100,000) or his 66 Cabriolet (valued at $160,000) and the Henry is a steal. The 911 Henri features a rear mounted six cylinder boxer engine and includes all around independent suspension. This is the racy little car you often see at Monte Carlo rally‘s.
31. 1957 Fiat 500
This sporty little Fiat had the top chopped off with a cute little fabric number added to shield bald heads from the sun. The cutaway style doors (aka blank doors) which lend more of an open concept feel to the car. This particular Fiat series was produce from ’57 to ’75. If you look closely you might see hints of its successor, the Fiat 126. If it seems familiar in a dejavu sort of way it’s because Jerry had a minor accident in it during 2008, just after he acquired it. Damage was negligible though; it’s still part of his collection today.
30. 1949 Porsche 356
Both Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno are avid Porsche aficionados. So, it should come as no surprise that he scooped up the denim chin for a ride in his 1949 Porsche 365 Coupe. That must’ve been quite a sight to see two comedic greats buzzing around the streets of LA. Seinfeld’s 1949 Porsche is the 40th car built by the factory in Gmund Austria. More important, each main body panel was hammered by hand into its final shape. Jerry’s 365 has all of its original parts. That’s almost unbelievable.
29. 1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III
Seinfeld’s Austin Healey got to host a funny man of its own, Ricky Gervais. This is the car Jerry picked him up for his episode on the popular car/coffee web series. Seinfeld’s Austin Healey was featured in episode#2 and we learned something about Ricky. He scares easy! The rest will leave to your imagination. Just pull it up on the net. Only Jerry can take it vantage of a 150 hp straight 6 engine like that. Seems like Ricky gets nervous over speed bumps. We still feel sorry for the suspension!
28. 1966 Porsche 911
This is the car Jerry calls pure heaven. The sand body color is always a crowd pleaser and the color is echoed in the interior. And yes, this car is all original. Jerry’s 1966 Porsche 911 has never been taken apart, repainted, or rebuilt. It’s one of the few Porsches that’s simply been gently used and cared for through the years. Most are driven to exhaustion. It also happens to be one of 15 Seinfeld took to auction. It’s estimated value for sale was somewhere between $200,000-$300,000. It sold for $275,000.
27. 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen
During the 1950s, many German automobile manufacturers had to reinvent themselves a bit to maintain corporate viability. Rebuilding the German military offered a chance to do this. As such, Porsche submitted several proposals for new military vehicle prototypes. This one featured a Porsche 356 engine nestled under the hood of a military all-wheel-drive machine capable of running through streams and navigating uneven terrain. Germany passed, yet the vehicle is still a collector favorite. Seinfeld auctioned this one off to the tune of $330,000 after owning it for several years.
26. 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe
Of course, this Porsche coupe made an appearance on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee like so many of Jerry’s other favorites. But don’t be so quick to pass judgment. This particular Porsche is much more than just another pretty sports car face. The Porsche 356 was known as the cream of the racing crop in 1963. And yes, this is also one of the infamous 15 Porsches Jerry sold at auction. In total, the 15 car collection sold for more than $22 million. Don’t feel sorry for him though, he still has plenty more!
25. 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau
Jerry’s 1994 Porsche 964 911 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau is actually one of the more rare Porsche models. It’s one of the more unique 911 variants to come zooming out of Stuttgart in the 1990s. The history is a bit convoluted. When the regular 964 turbo launched in 1991 it carried a variant of the 3.3 L turbo charge flat 6 lifted engine from the 930 turbo. Next, 1992 saw a bump in horsepower while 1993 and 1994 broke the mold with an impressive 360 hp mengine. However, in 1994 engineers trimmed the vehicle shape and added a special engine code routed to the rear wheels via a five speed manual transmission. Translation= Flachbau.
24. 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
This car has a few little secrets. For one, it is powered by an awesome little four-cylinder engine taken from the Porsche 912. In addition, the brakes and suspension are also taken from the Porsche 912. Also, as with any great Volkswagen vehicle of the 60s, the engine is mounted in the derrière. In total, the vehicle is an imaginative creation for hipster like people who want a splash of sports car with charming Volkswagen style. So, if you think the Karmann Ghia looks a bit uppity, you would be correct. It was specifically designed for those with a higher standard of living. As such, body panels were hand produced by Karmann engineering. Epic.
23. 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
So what’s the difference between a Grand Prix white Porsche 911 speedster that sells for $209,001 versus one that sells for $363,000? Jerry Seinfeld. Seems like his ownership alone added more than $150,000 to the auction price of a Porsche 911 that was already a classic. Only 823 out of 2,065 were delivered to the US. Complete with a turbo widebody, limited slip differential and black interior covering electric sport seats, this Porsche is boss. Also, don’t forget the Blaupunkt cassette player. If you don’t remember what those are you have never known the truth value of the pencil.
22. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
For those who may not know, the Porsche Carrera GT gets all of its power from a 5.7 L V 10 engine delivering an amazing 612 hp. Then, all of that power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox. It’s rumored Porsche took great pride in making this version as light as possible, going so far as to install a balsa wood gearshift knob as part of a miserly weight loss scheme. Other celebs who own this one include Tiger Woods and Ralph Lauren. Jerry’s only has 3,176 miles to date and is kept in immaculate condition.
21. 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster
So as it happens, there are several rare, exclusive things about this Porsche. To begin with, it was one of the later production models (1 of 151 examples produced). However, to thin the herd a bit more, Jerry’s Porsche 356 A1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster is 1 of only 13 to be finished in green. It was restored to original specs and has won a few Concourse awards such as “Best in Class” at the Quail Motorsports gathering. The Carrera Speedster sold for a jaw dropping dropping $1.54 million at jerry’s Amelia Island auction sale.
20. 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet
The 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet is such a cute little awesome vehicle. No wonder people fall in love with it. This one has been tucked in Jerry’s East Hampton garage for a while. Baseline production for the 356 began in Gmund, Austria in 1948. A couple years later, Production shifted from aluminum to steel body construction. Of course, the Cabriolet was used frequently for rally motorsport races as well as the German police. Yet, perhaps the most amazing thing about the 356 Cabriolet are the beautiful lines. Everything flows sloping and curving from front to rear. Not one hard edge!
19. 1964 Porsche 911
Jerry’s 1964 Porsche 911 is considered to be a classic among classics. This car in particular has quite a story. Jerry found this Porsche in 1996. It was owned by Ferry Porsche, son of the company founder. Talk about a pedigree! So, Jerry sent it off to Porsche works of Germany where the vehicle underwent a restoration to the tune of $250,000. What’s interesting about current 911s and this classic are the vehicle lines. Not much has changed in half a century.
18. 1969 Lamborghini Miura
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful vehicles ever made, Seinfeld’s 1969 Lamborghini Miura features long sloping body styling and iconic headlights. Inside, leather seats are plush and there’s an open-gated manual transmission. Just behind the seats rests a massive 3.9 L V 12 (370 hp) mounted sideways of all things! What’s amazing is just how little space the engine requires. It literally sits between the seats and the rear wheels. Perhaps that’s why this car is so wide. For a kick, open the hood. There’s nothing but a lot of space inside and a gas tank. Feel free to stretch your legs.
17. 1976 Lamborghini Countach
This 1976 Lamborghini features a killer v12 engine and six carburetors. It was featured in an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with none other than Jim Carrey. The shape of the Countach gives it an aerodynamic ride and flight like attitude. The specs include telescopic independent suspension and vented disc brakes. Give it a set of wings and she could take off! The car was a hit when it debuted at the Geneva auto show as more of a concept car than anything. Lambo engineers spent the next three years refining it to come up with the Countach we know and love today.
16. 1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR
This is one of the more special Porsche vehicles in Jerry’s collection. The 1997 RSR boasts the final evolution of Porsche’s naturally aspirated engine. Yep, they were air cooled before switching to water cooling the following year. The 1997 RSR is but 1 of 45 examples. This is one of Jerry’s most valuable vehicles. Estimates fall between $1.2 million – $1.5 million. Seems like those flat six naturally aspirated engines are a hit… and is that custom riveting on the side fenders?
15. 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster
Porsche loves to set their vehicles apart by offering two things, exclusivity and limited production runs. Such was the case with the 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster. While styling changes were numerous, production runs were limited to only 356 copies world wide. Original MSRP for the vehicle started at a measly $204,000. The 408 hp naturally aspirated 3.8 L flat six engine came equipped with a PDK gearbox and interior customization (like checkerboard seat trim and painted panels). The vehicle was produced to celebrate 25 years of Porsche’s individualization/special wishes department. It was an instant hit for collectors.
14. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe
It’s no secret Jerry features some of the cars from his collection on his popular web comedy series. Some of them are quite pricey too. Take his 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe. When he featured Julia Louis Dreyfus on the show, she was lucky enough to buzz around town with in the $1.25 million beauty known as the original Bond-mobile. Fitting for a person who could be a real life the Bond girl. The Martin’s hood and fender vents gave it a sporty look making it an instant classic.
13. 1983 Porsche 959
Sometimes you look at a vehicle and know it defines the brand. Such is the case with Jerry’s 1983 Porsche 959. Originally designed as a concept vehicle, The 959 was a Porsche that was modified just enough to be street legal (we will see another one very similar in just a few moments). Rumor has it Bill Gates waited a decade to own one. Of course, Seinfeld got his hands on one too. We have seen his collection is slanted toward classic Porsche vehicles. The pearl white color looks fantastic.
12. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Leave it to Lorne Michael’s to score a ride in one of Jerry’s most expensive cars. His 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing costs $1.6 million if you want one of your own. However, if you just want to ride around in it with him all you have to do is be famous. Seinfeld quips the Gullwing is about as perfect as it comes in the classic car sphere. It was more sophisticated than anything on the road and had the ability to turn even the most storied skeptic into a believer. Jerry joked during an interview the car could show you “the meaning of life.” Looking at it, we might just agree!
11. 1957 BMW 507 Series II
The papyrus white BMW 507 series 2 Roadster looks simply amazing. This is especially if you were talking about the 1957 model Jerry took to pick up Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastards) for a ride in his popular Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series. However, look quick because the 507 had extremely low production numbers. Maybe that’s why current values for the vehicle hold steady at $2.5 million. It’s one of BMW’s most revered models by far. Collector’s love the classic lines.
10. 1986 Porsche 959
The 1986 Porsche 959S (read Sport version) can needle up to 211 mph even though it’s top speed is listed as 197mph. It’s one of the iconic sports cars of the 80s when you trace back the decades. Seinfeld’s happens to be one of only 337 built. Shrink the number to 200 if you only include street legal models. At the time it was considered to be the fastest street legal vehicle you could put on the road. This was made possible by using aluminum and other lightweight construction materials to keep the 959 lean and fast.
9. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder
This was one of the more disappointing vehicles Jerry took to auction when he offloaded 15 Porsche favorites at the famed Amelia Island Sale. Initial estimates expected bidding to top out at about 4 million for the 1959 718 RSK Spyder. The reason behind the expectation? It was a multiple race winner and was featured on his hit web series. However, bids maxed out at $2.6 million. Ironically enough though, Jerry was unconcerned. He said he wanted to pass the vehicles on to other collectors who could enjoy them the way he does. Whoever scored this one got a steal!
8. 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 Cup “Brumos Commemorative Edition”
So perhaps you’ve seen those little rice burners running up and down the roads of your neighborhood and local highways. It seems like race badging a vehicle always makes it more impressive. However, when your vehicle is a 2012 Porsche 997 GT 3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Edition, the stickers make it bad ass. It’s the perfect way to draw attention to the monster 4.0 L flat head six engine tucked underneath the rear hatch. This is one Porsche Jerry really likes to open up on the road… and track!
7. 2011 Porsche-911 GT3 RS 40 1
This Porsche happens to generate a mind staggering 500 hp at 8,250 RPMs with 339 foot pounds of torque. The extra power is thanks in part to new intake manifolds, better air filters and a catalytic converter that is less restrictive to cut down on exhaust back pressure. Jerry had this particular model optioned with the most expensive items, like a one off black paint job, extended black leather interior which is contrasted with silver stitching, and an unpainted carbon fiber hood. It’s signed by Andresa Pruining girl, Hans Mezger, and the head of Porsche exclusive. All of this adds up to a purchase price of about $250,000. Jerry wants to list it for sale and estimates say the vehicle could go for as much as $1 million.
6. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0
This Porsche has a particular distinction. It’s one of only 15 RS models built for the Roger Penske IROC series. It was raced by Follmer, Forbes-Robinson, Johncock and Minter. It also has a well documented history with a completely unbroken providence. It’s maintained by Jerry’s own fleet management team and is street legal! Value estimates for $1.2 million-$1.5 million. Yet, this Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 brought almost $2.5 million at auction. Nice!
5. 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype
This car has a nice backstory. Jerry purchased it directly from Porsche in 2007. It is one of just two prototypes produced by Porsche. The powertrain is patterned after the LMP 2000 racer (now cancelled). It also has a history of being driven by Walter Rohrl for factory promotional marketing materials. Jerry’s Carrera is a true hand built piece of custom auto work. However, since it’s a prototype, it is not considered street legal. At least not in the US anyway.
4. 1990 Porsche 962C
Some have called this the “prettiest racing car ever.” However, we love the 750 horsepower 935/85 flat head six cylinder engine. And check out the rear spoiler. It’s called a “Doppelflügel” and serves to make racing efficient and lean by reducing drag. Throw in superior fuel injection, KKK turbocharges, a 5 speed gearbox and ventilated disc brakes for a racing beast. No livery is needed when you are this fierce. Just ask Joest Racing. Jerry bought it from them in the early 90s as second owner.
3. 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
This is Jerry’s famous record setting, never raced Porsche. This was the ultimate creation of the 917/30 series. The body was wind tunnel tested for efficient aerodynamics and the engine was a flat 12 twin turbo. The result of the Spyder body racing model was a top speed of 240 mph. And while the engine was capable of producing 1,500 horsepower, it was dialed back for racing performance to 1,100. It screams 0-60 MPH in 2.1 seconds, can break 100 MPH in just 3.9 seconds, and crushes the 200 MPH mark in 13.4 seconds. In keeping with Porsche’s mark of exclusivity, this is one of six in existence.
2.1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
This car holds a distinction that has nothing to do with the vehicle itself. Sure, the ’73 911 Carrera S is one of only 49 in the world. That’s quite a distinction. Second, its made by one of the top auto makers in the world. Third, it’s owned by Jerry Seinfeld. Fourth, it was backed into by a lady in a BMW as Jerry sat across the street watching the entire even unfold with a friend. Yeah, that fourth thing is the distinction. She was not apologetic either. She told Jerry she couldn’t see it. Then drove away with no insurance information exchange. it’s almost like a real life Seinfeld episode when you think about it.
1. 1955 Porsche 550 RS
Hold on to your wallet. Jerry’s 1955 Porsche 550 RS is worth an estimated $6 million dollars. Wow. It sold at auction for $5,335,000 so the valuation is not far off. What makes them so popular among high end collectors? This was Porsche’s first purpose built racer. it earned the nickname “Giant Killer” for two reasons. First, it dominated the 1.5 liter engine class. Second, it defeated larger vehicles by Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin. Production was limited to 90 units and about 80% of them are accounted for today via registries and records. Wouldn’t this be an epic barn find?