Under the Hood with Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian’s Incredible Car Collection

Who says comedians can’t enjoy cars? Car collecting, the pursuit, and acquisition is an expensive hobby that only high net worth individuals are capable of. Jerry Seinfeld, one of the world’s most successful and wealthy comedians, is the proud owner of one of the most popular and prolific collections in the world.
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He owns a jaw-dropping 43 Porsches and an estimated 150 cars in total. Seinfeld even produced a television show based on his two favorite things, comedians and cars. While his selection is enough to make anyone jealous, here’s a peek at some of the best cars in Jerry Seinfeld’s car collection.

1960 Volkswagen Beetle

Jerry Seinfeld is known for his collection of kitschy vehicles, so it comes as no surprise that he once had a 1960 VW bug in his cars’ compilation. The funny thing about this car is what it sold for at auction, a staggering $121,000.

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The comedian auctioned off a few of his favorite automobiles for charity, and this one was a stunner. The expected auction value of this car was $30 grand, yet somehow, Seinfeld received four times that amount!

BMW 300 Isetta

“Seinfeld” fans will remember when Jerry climbed into a tiny BMW 300 and struggled to get out of it. It happened in the West Village, New York City, on a Wednesday afternoon. The embarrassing moment was a part of a photo shoot and gave bystanders and paparazzi quite a show.

 

Watching the comedian try to climb out of the three-wheeled BMW had everyone laughing. With a net worth of 950 million dollars, getting stuck in a miniature vehicle may be his biggest concern.

1964 Volkswagen Camper

Another one of Seinfeld’s infamous auction sales is the 1964 Volkswagen Camper. The “Easy Camper” conversion sold for a whopping $99,000. The comedian confessed that he drove his kids around in the camper when they were younger to get bagels and lox.

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He admits they loved the kitchen inside the camper. The Seinfeld family even got cited in the Hamptons for setting up an illegal lemonade stand. Honestly, we can’t blame them; we’d be selling hotdogs and lemonade out of our windows if we had a van like this!

1957 Fiat 500

There’s something about Fiat vehicles that really catch Seinfeld’s eye. Perhaps it’s the minimalist design of the cars. His 1957 Fiat is one of the first city cars ever manufactured and only has a top speed of 53 mph.

 

Being one of the oldest car makers in the world, Fiats’ appeal and basic engines make them attractive to shade-tree mechanics. That being said, Seinfeld isn’t one to work on his vehicles himself. He has a dedicated fleet management team in New York that takes care of the dirty work.

 1964 Morgan Plus 4

In the ’60s, Morgan Motor Company wanted to create a more powerful car than the typical roadsters of the time. They revised the previous 44 models and ran production with a new design from 1950 to 1969. There have been other revivals since; another reboot was produced in 2005.

 

Jerry’s specific Morgan features a 105 hp engine, an ash wood frame, and a four-speed manual gearbox. When asked about the car, Jerry joked that he doesn’t have to worry about rust, just termites.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville

This classic was featured on Jerry’s talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” If you’ve tuned into the web-series, we’re sure you’ve seen this car. This particular episode featured Don Rickles – who, in our opinion, is a classic himself. The car is a stunner, the retro green interior.

 

Standing outside of the car, you can see the huge iconic steering wheels Cadillacs are known for. Other famous names who owned this set of wheels are Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Billy Graham.

1962 Volkswagen Bus

Michael Richards, better known as Cosmo Kramer, reunited with Jerry in a 1962 Volkswagen bus. When Seinfeld invited Richards on his web-series, he purposefully chose the VW Bus because he thought it mirrored the actor’s personality.

 

The outside was rusty and well worn, while inside, there was “new technology.” The Volkswagen is a bus, van, and pick up all at the same time.

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

What would you do if your friend picked you up in a $250,000 Ferrari? Yeah, we’re not sure we’d know exactly how to act either. But when Amy Schumer was taken around for a spin during “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the car scared her to death.

 

That’s right; it’s all fun and games until the gas pedal hits the floor. Though it’s not the most reliable car the Italian manufacturer has made, Jerry had to get his hands on one.

1970 Porsche 911S

When you own a $22 million car collection that’s been auctioned off, you are bound to have various Porsches in the mix. This 1970 Porsche is a solid collector staple, with a value range of $37,000-$58,000.

 

The 911 Henri features a rear-mounted six-cylinder boxer engine. The is the race car model that is often seen at Monte Carlo rallies.

1957 Fiat 500

This sporty Fiat had the top chopped off with fabric and blank doors (cutaway style doors), which both lend a more “open” concept to the car. This specific Fiat series was produced from ’57 to ’75. You may notice hints of its successor, the Fiat 126.

 

In 2008, Jerry had a minor accident with the vehicle shortly after purchasing it. The damage to the vehicle was negligible, and the car is still a part of his collection today.

1949 Porsche 356

Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld are both avid Porsche connoisseurs. So it came as no surprise when Seinfeld picked up his pal in his 1949 Porsche 365 Coupe. Imagine driving down the streets of Los Angeles, looking over and seeing these two comedians in this iconic car.

 

Seinfeld’s Porsche is the 40th car built by the company in Gmund, Austria, and each body panel was hammered by hand into its final shape. Lucky Jerry has 365 of its original parts, which is pretty unbelievable if you ask us!

1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III

British comedian Ricky Gervais was hosted in Seinfeld’s Austin-Healey. This gorgeous set of wheels picked him up for his episode and brought out a new side of the “cannot-be-bothered” Gervais – he scares easy!

 

We recommend you pull up the web series episode and see for yourself (episode 2!). Jerry took advantage of the 150 hp straight 6 engine and frightened Gervais. Who knew Ricky was scared of speed bumps!

1966 Porsche 911

According to Jerry, this car is “pure heaven.” The sand body color is a classic, not to mention a trendy choice, and the color is also seen in the interior. You guessed it; this car is all original. Jerry’s Porsche has never been taken apart, rebuilt, or even repainted.

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It’s one of the few Porsches that’s been carefully handled and cared for throughout the years. Of course, it also happens to be one of the vehicles Seinfeld auctioned off. Its appraised value stands somewhere between $200,000-$300,000, and it sold for $275,000.

1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen

During the 1950s, several German car manufacturers had to reinvent themselves to maintain viability. Porsche was one of them, submitting several proposals for new military vehicle prototypes. The 1958 Porsche Jagdwagen featured a Porsche 36 engine under the hood of a military all-wheel-drive capable of driving through streams and making its way through uneven terrain.

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Though Germany passed on the car, the vehicle is still a connoisseur favorite. Being the car fanatic that he is, of course, Jerry had one in his collection. After owning it one for several years, Seinfeld auctioned his off for the hefty price of $330,000.

1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe

Like so many of Jerry’s favorites, this Porsche couple made its way onto “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” It may look like a pretty sports car, but in reality, this Porsche was known as an elite racing car in 1963.

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Yes, you guessed right, it was one of the 15 infamous Porsches Seinfeld auctioned off. In total, the 15 car collection was auctioned for more than $22 million. It’s crazy to think that Jerry auctioned 15 off his cars and still has more cars than the average Joe!

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau

One of the more rare Porsche models, Jerry got his hands on a 1994 Porsche 949 911 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau. Originating in Stuttgart in the 1990s, the car’s history is a bit complicated. When the 964 Turbo launched in 1991, it modified the 3.3 L turbocharge flat 6 lifted engine from the 930 Turbo.

 

A year later, the car received a boost in horsepower. The 1993 and 1994 models carried an impressive 360 hp engine. In 1994, engineers shaved the vehicle shape and combined a special engine code routed to the car’s rear wheels.

1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

This car has a couple of surprising secrets. It is powered by a little four-cylinder engine, surprisingly taken from the Porsche 912. Moreover, the Karmann Ghia’s brakes and suspension are also taken from this Porsche. The vehicle seems like it was created for people to want a splash of the sports car with a sleek VW style.

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As you may have already guessed, this car was designed for those with a higher standard of living. Jerry Seinfeld is one of those people.

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

Why would a Grand Prix white Porsche 911 speedster that retails at $209,000 sell for $363,000, you may be wondering? The answer? Jerry Seinfeld. The fact that he owned the vehicle added more than $150,000 to the price tag of this auctioned vehicle.

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Less than 1,000 units were delivered to the United States. Finished with a widebody, black interior, and overall smooth finish, this Porsche is a true treasure.

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT gets all of its stamina from a 5.7 LV 10 engine that delivered an impressive 612 hp. That power is then transferred to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. World on the street is, Porsche took pride in making this version of the car as light as possible.

 

If this car looks familiar, it’s because Ralph Lauren and Tiger Woods own the model as well. Jerry has kept him in mint condition, only giving it a little more than three thousand miles in the distance.

1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet

It’s hard not to fall in love with the 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet. If you’re wondering where it is, this baby has been hiding in Seinfeld’s East Hampton garage for quite some time. The production for the 356 launched in 1948 in Gmund, Austria.

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A few years later, production shifted from an aluminum to a steel body. As you can see, the Cabriolet was used by the police but was also frequently used for rally moto races.

1964 Porsche 911

Another classic among classics in Jerry Seinfeld’s collection. Jerry stumbled upon this Porsche in 1996; it was actually owned by Ferry Porsche, son of the business’s founder.

 

When it landed in his hands, Jerry sent the masterpiece off to Germany, where the car underwent a restoration that cost the comedian a jaw-dropping $250,000!

1969 Lamborghini Miura

Of course, Seinfeld is the owner of what is widely thought of as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Seinfeld’s 1969 Lamborghini Miura features a sloping body and iconic headlights. The car’s leather seats are plush, and the car features an open-gated manual transmission.

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What’s interesting about this Lambo is how little space the engine requires – it sits between the seats and the car’s rear wheels.

1976 Lamborghini Countach

Believe it or not, this 1976 Countach features an outstanding v12 and six carburetors. Guess who rode it in on Seinfeld’s web-series? None other than a fellow comedian Jim Carrey. The car’s shape gives it an aerodynamic feel makes it feel like all this baby needs is a set of wings, and you’ll be up in the air.

 

The car was debuted at the Geneva auto show as a concept car but was then worked on for three years, refined, and transformed into Countach we’ve grown to love these days.

1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR

Yes, another Porsche; though, this one may be one of the unique ones in Jerry’s collection. Being one of the more special Porsche’s also means that it’s one of the most expensive.

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The 1997 RSR is 45 models and has an estimated worth of between $1.2 million – $1.5 million.

2011 Porsche 997 Speedster

If Porsche were to distinguish themselves by offering two things, it would be limited production runs and exclusivity. We see that when it comes to the 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster, production runs were limited to only 356 models worldwide.

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The retail price for the vehicle was initially set at $204,000. This set of wheels was designed to celebrate 25 years of Porsche’s special wishes department and instantly hit with collectors.

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Though all of his cars are classics, some happen to be worth more than others. Take his 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, for example.

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When an old friend and former coworker, Julia Louis Dreyfus, was featured on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” she had the fortune of riding around in this $1.25 million known as the Bond-mobile. The Aston Martin’s fender vents and hood give it a sporty look making it an instant classic.

1983 Porsche 959

Yet another classic Porsche in the Seinfeld collection. Originally designed as a concept vehicle, Jerry’s 1983 Porsche 959 was eventually modified just enough to be street legal.

 

Word on the block is, Bill Gates waited a decade to own one himself. We’ve got to admit, the pearl white color of this car is absolutely phenomenal.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

None other than “SNL’s” creator and producer, Lorne Michaels, scored a ride in one of Jerry’s most valuable cars. The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is valued at $1.6 million. Seinfeld said that the Gullwing is about as perfect as it comes when it comes to classic cars. The comedian joked during an interview; the car could bestow upon you “the meaning of life.”

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Seinfeld said that the Gullwing is about as perfect as it comes when it comes to classic cars. The comedian joked during an interview; the car could bestow upon you “the meaning of life.”

1957 BMW 507 Series II

Jerry took the BMW 507 series II for a spin when he picked up actor Christoph Waltz for a ride. The vehicle is an impressive one, though it had meager production numbers.

 

Perhaps that’s why it’s currently worth $2.5 million. The model is one of BMW’s most revered models by far.

1986 Porsche 959

The 1986 Porsche 959 can ride to 211 mph despite the fact that it’s top speed is listed as 197mph. Of course, Seinfeld got his hands on one of the 337 models that were built.

 

At the time of its production, it was considered to be the fastest street vehicle that was legal. The designers made this possible by using aluminum and other lightweight materials to keep the car light and fast.

1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

Auctioning off this car at the Amelia Island Sale came with many expectations; it was estimated to top out at $4 million. What makes this car so special, you may be asking? It was a multiple race winner and was featured on the web-series.

 

Unfortunately and disappointingly, bids maxed out at $2.6 million. It didn’t matter to Jerry, though; he said he wanted to pass the beauty on to other collectors who would enjoy it the way he does.

2011 Porsche-911 GT3 RS 40 1

This Porsche produces 500 hp at 8,250 RPMs with 339-foot pounds of torque. Crazy, right?! Seinfeld had this model optioned with the most expensive parts. He added a one-off black paint job, black leather interior, and an unpainted carbon fiber hood.

 

All of this together makes the purchase price jump to around $250,000, though Jerry estimates the wheels could go for a much as $1 million.

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0

Another rarity, this Porsche, was one of 15 RS models manufactured for the Roger Penske IROC series. It was raced by some of the greats and had a well-documented history.

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Surprisingly, it is street legal and has been highly maintained by Seinfeld’s fleet management team. This looker’s value estimates for $1.2 million-$1.5 million but was sold for almost $2.5 million at auction.

2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype

Jerry purchased this car directly from Porsche in 2007, and it is one of two prototypes produced by the car company. It was modeled after the LMP 2000 racer and was driven by Walter Rohrl for promotional marketing materials.

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This Carrera is a hand-built masterpiece of custom auto work. That being said, since it’s a prototype, it’s not considered street legal.

1990 Porsche 962C

Many have dubbed this the “prettiest racing car ever,” though, in our opinion, it looks more like a spaceship than a race car. With 750 horsepower 935/85 flat head six-cylinder engine and an impressive rear spoiler, it serves to make racing efficient by reducing drag.

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This racing beast is hard to beat on the tracks and was bought from Joest Racing. Jerry purchased it in the early 1990s as the second owner.

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder

This never-raced Porsche was the ultimate piece of the 917/30 series. The effect the Spyder body racing model had was a prime speed of 240 mph.

 

This beauty can go 0-60 MPH in 2.1 seconds, can break 100 MPH in just under four seconds, and crushes the 200 MPH mark in 13.4 seconds. Of course, this is one of six in existence, and it’s Jerry Seinfeld’s.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

Do you think you can handle this? Jerry’s 1955 Porsche 550 RS is worth an approximated $6 million dollars. Yes, you read that number right!

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Selling for nearly five and a half million, the appraisal of the car isn’t far off.

1970 Targa Florio-winning Porsche 908/03

This Porsche was designed specifically to compete in two World Sportscar Championship endurance races. The car was purposefully built lightweight and featured perfect weight distribution (44-55). Talk about perfection!

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With its iconic colors and racing pedigree, Seinfeld describes this Porsche as one of this most treasured possessions. We can’t blame him!

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

The king of Porsches was interviewed by “Porsche” magazine in 2018. When they asked him what he would take with him to a desert island, he answered, “A 356 Speedster, a 964 Carrera RS and a 918 Spyder.”

 

This mid-engined hybrid hypercar has a 4.6-liter V8 engine and is backed up with two electric motors. If it’s driven carefully, it can do 94 miles to the gallon. Apparently, Jerry has an EV plug in his Manhattan garage.

1952 VW Beetle

Seinfeld kicked off his very first episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”  with a couple of safe bets. First off, he brought a longtime friend a Larry David. Second, he brought his own perfectly restored, split-rear-window 1952 VW Bug. The old pals and comedians cruise slowly around Beverly Hills, stopping outside the Bijan store on Rodeo Drive.

 

Jerry was eager to demonstrate a couple of the VW’s features like the snail-slow windshield wipers and the “semaphore” turn signals. As they discussed Seinfeld’s newly launched show, Larry David summed it up perfectly, saying, “You’ve finally made a show about nothing.”

1995 Volvo 960 Station Wagon

This may look like your average Volvo station wagon. The same one you would see every morning in the carpool lane, dropping the kids off at school every day. Right? Well, pop the hood, and you’ll see a 380 hp, supercharged Ford V-8 hooked-up to a Mustang five-speed stick-shift.

 

Jerry and David Letterman drive in the car, filling it with soccer balls and groceries, and then proceeding on losing everything out of the back!

1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Bringing it back to the future, Jerry picked up fellow comic Patton Oswalt in this 1981 DeLorean. As they headed for coffee, Seinfeld commented, “The cars were built in Ireland with the assistance of Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis Jr., two celebrities. I don’t know why that didn’t work out.”

 

As it goes with comedians, the ride didn’t go as smoothly as they would have hoped. Within 20 yards of picking up something hot to drink, the car spewed coolant all over the road.  Oops!

1963 ‘Split-Window’ Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

One of the most impressive episodes was when Jerry cruises this icy-blue ’63 Corvette down Pennsylvania Avenue. Who was he picking up, you may be wondering? He was on his way to grab coffee with then Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.

 

Presenting the ’63, Jerry says, “Are there faster Corvettes? Yes. Are there bigger-engined, tire-melting Corvettes? Of course. Are there cooler Corvettes? I don’t think so.”

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

“GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologata. What does that mean? It means that it’s fast,” says Jerry as he presents the beautiful, sleek 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO he’s riding. He was on his way to meet fellow comedian Tracy Morgan, picking him up at Morgan’s New Jersey mansion.

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Seinfeld even got a quick look at Morgan’s collection, which includes a Rolls-Royce Dawn, Ferrari 488, and a Lamborghini Aventador, to name a few.

1953 Porsche 550-03

Seinfeld’s prototype of this 550 race car was displayed at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion vintage race. As you may have already guessed, the show celebrates Porsche’s engineers and drivers. Seeing as though Jerry is somewhat of a Porsche fanatic, it makes sense that one of his cars be featured at the show.

 

The model has been largely restored by Seinfeld and was presented in 2011 at the Quail Lodge in Carmel-by-the-sea, California.

1998 Porsche 993 3.8 Cup RSR

One of only 45 built, the 993 Cup 3.8 RSR is not for the faint of heart. It offers the opportunity to live an automotive fantasy…to those who dare to drive it. You can feel the power surge from the engine through the car’s rear wheels, giving you a sense of what the machine is capable of.

 

Needless to say, Jerry Seinfeld needed to get his hands on one of these bad boys. His collection wouldn’t be complete without it.