Seinfeld doesn’t just have German cars in his collection, he also has some iconic domestic car models. The Seville is not like the rest of the Cadillac lineup, it’s always been something more special. The sleek lines of the car and swooping interior were one of the hallmarks of the car during this time period. Cadillac didn’t skimp on luxury and this was a period where there wasn’t a lot of competition.
Still, the example Seinfeld owns is a testament to the quality and the class of the car. He has kept the car in fairly reasonable condition, other than the repairs along with the paint and keeping the interior in good order. It has been said that Seinfeld pays an outside company to manage his fleet for him.
The Volkswagen Bus is arguably the most instrumental car of the sixties. Seinfeld purchased this rusted addition during his reunion with Michael Richards. He stated that the car mirrored Richards’s personality, and that was alright. Even with the paint job in somewhat disarray, the Volkswagen Bus doesn’t disappoint.
Even in the rusted condition, these Volkswagen buses catch a high amount at auction. If the restoration is done correctly, they can fetch a whole lot more. The thing is that the Volkswagen Bus is not like the other cars in Seinfeld’s collection, this was more or less a piece of nostalgia that he wanted to enjoy once more.
The pinnacle of Seinfeld’s exotic collection is the 971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. This is a sports car that needs no introduction and when you lay eyes on it, you know something is very different. The sleek lines of the car make it stand out from the standard fare, which is a good thing in a lot of aspects. The 365 GTB was designed to take the exhilaration of the racetrack to the consumer.
The Daytona edition of the car had long sloping lines and a beautiful shape unlike anything else that was on the market. Seinfeld is an avid collector of exotic and limited-production sports cars like the GTB, and it’s no surprise this would be the pinnacle of his collection.
Jay Leno and Seinfeld both have one of these. The 911S was an honest sports car with a beautiful design that still rings true to this day. The Porsche design philosophy has not differed very far from the original shape and look.
Seinfeld enjoys driving these original Porsche models very much and he often features them on his TV show. The sports car market has evolved a lot since the 911s hit it, but the originality of the car is hard to duplicate. Even Porsche hasn’t managed to capture that original magic that made the 911s stand out from the crowd.
This is not an original car by any means, but it should be of no surprise that Seinfeld wouldn’t modify some of his collection. The 1957 Fiat 500 Chopped Top is different than his other Fiat as this is more of a toy. The fabric top makes the car look rather unique, coupled with the bright orange paint job. The cutaway doors also have an open-air feeling that you don’t generally feel in a compact.
Over time, the Fiat brand introduced a lot of unique cars to the market, but in Seinfeld’s collection, the Fiat 500 Chopped Top stands out. Most of the comedian’s cars have retained an original feeling to them; this is one of the few that he had fun with.
This is one of the most expensive vehicles in Seinfeld’s collection, and Jay Leno is also in agreeance. The 1949 Porsche 356 owned by Seinfeld is only the 40th car built in the original factory, and that makes it extremely rare. The overall shape of the car will look very familiar, as Porsche has maintained this shape throughout the existence of the brand. The Porsche 356 doesn’t drive like anything else on the road, and Seinfeld kept his all-original.
Very few of these cars are kept in original condition, but Seinfeld is one of the few people who believe in doing this. The value of his Porsche 356 is astronomical, and the condition of the car is quite impressive for its overall age.
In addition to the large collection of German imports Seinfeld owns, the Austin-Healey is another unique sports car. The 150 hp straight-six engine stands out from the crowd as one of the most exhilarating driving experiences. This is coming from an original standpoint with no modifications, but the car is exceptionally fun to drive.
Seinfeld has also kept the exterior paint in original condition and the interior the same. The design of the car is very similar to the Cobra or a classic-looking Jaguar, although not as performance-oriented. If you are into this type of roadster, then you’d be interested in driving the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk Iii.
Again building on that original and beautiful shape, the 1966 Porsche 911 doesn’t look like anything else on the market. The interesting thing about the 1966 Porsche 911 is that it isn’t particularly amazing on paper. But the purest design and the performance more than make up for it in the long run. You take the drawbacks of any classic sports car with a grain of salt, so naturally, the 911 falls into this category.
As Seinfeld has pointed out in previous episodes of his TV show, the 911 is a sheer joy to drive. This is what makes it such a standout car from several perspectives, and the auction price of the car points that out.
What looks like the love child of a Volkswagen Thing and a Hummer H1, the 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen was a specifically designed vehicle for military applications. During this time period, German automakers had to prove that they were viable, and developing military vehicles was one such way to do it. The 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen was not particularly powerful or fun to drive as you’d expect from an early military vehicle.
However, Seinfeld is a historian when it comes to Porsche vehicles, and he had to add this to his collection. The off-road capability is not bad given the mechanical limitations of the car, and you can expect that it has a decent amount of ground clearance.
16: 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe – $225,000
Like most Porsches from this timeframe, you can expect to spend a pretty penny to get your hands on one. But the cost isn’t the only thing that you’ll notice, because the driving experience is just as amazing when it comes down to it. The 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe is one of the most pristine cars in the Seinfeld collection. The paint job is original and the car is a low mileage example, further bolstering the price.
Seinfeld is a serious car collector, so it comes as no surprise that he would have this Porsche. With the prices of these original edition cars continuing to rise the 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe is a fair example of what you should expect.
15: 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau – $1,058,750
This is actually one of the rarest and most modern Porsches in Seinfeld’s collection, and with good reason. There weren’t a lot of these in production, and the specs on the car are just astonishing. The performance of the 911 has always been the benchmark in which Porsche sets the rest of their lineup. Naturally, the 964 is an evolution of that with the special-edition turbo and lighter weight distribution.
If you’ve followed Seinfeld’s collection thus far, you’ll see that he isn’t keen on speed, but instead on the overall driving experience. You can think of him as a museum curator except with classic Porsche models instead of oil paintings.
Few cars have as special of a place in the hearts of Porsche collectors as the Karmann Ghia does. The car is basically a Porsche in the skin of a Volkswagen, powered by the same engine that came out of the 912. The driving characteristics of the car are top-notch, and the convertible design is fun in the sun. Seinfeld is actually quite fond of the Karmann Ghia for several reasons, with the affordable price tag being at the top.
Although the car never caught on like the Bug or the Bus did, it did have its fair share of enthusiasts. These days you can find a clean Karmann Ghia now and then, but most of them have been restored or modified to even better specifications.
The 1980s were a crazy time for sports car makers and Porsche was at the forefront. With the success of shows like Miami Vice, the company had become quite the fashion icon and the 911 Speedster was top of the line. The 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster was notable for its basic design and stellar driving capabilities. Interesting features like a backseat added to the car’s allure at a time when most automakers were stuck in transition.
The 911 Speedster doesn’t look like anything else that was on the market at this time, with black accents and serious wheels. Few cars have managed to captivate an entire generation the way that the 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster managed to, and Seinfeld now owns one.
Another exotic sports car that both Seinfeld and Leno have in common, the Carrera GT often gets a bad rap. The car is notoriously well-designed in the performance aspect, but other areas of the car could use rectification. The low design of the car drags on just about anything, and unless you are on the track all day this makes it impossible to drive. Performance is still at the top of the level and few cars can match the Carrera GT to this day.
Seinfeld, like Leno, has kept his model in pristine original condition, after all, maintenance on these things is so expensive who wants to risk it. The 2004 Porsche Carrera GT was a truly groundbreaking car in every sense of the word, and few exotic cars have come close to matching the performance.
11: 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster – $1,540,000
This is the car that famously got Seinfeld sued after he sold it at auction. The car was later deemed to be inauthentic though Seinfeld said that he was duped when he purchased the Porsche. Nevertheless, the original 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster is a sight to see, and it’s apparent why these cars are so rare. The performance is near perfect, even for a car this old.
Few of these are still in good condition on the road, and it makes sense that Seinfeld would try to wrangle a buyer for his. Next time, we hope that he can find an authentic model because this is a sports car worth keeping.
There were quite a few different Porsche models during the ’60s as the company was ever-evolving. The 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet built on the reputation of the car and the brand, offering the purest sports car for a fraction of the price. The air-cooled engine and straightforward interior made the car a breeze to live with. Few cars have managed to captivate the same kind of audience that the 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet did.
The car had an interesting history that helped to create the reputation that it has today. The auction prices for the car have ranged from $73k to even more depending on the market, so naturally, Seinfeld needed this car in his collection.
Seinfeld obviously has many different variations of this car, but the base 911 is one of his favorites. Like Leno, he enjoys actually driving his cars, and the 1964 Porsche 911 is considered by many to be the pinnacle of driving. The car just screams for you to get behind the wheel, and this is true in many aspects. The straightforward design of the car is comfortable and you can expect to smell vinyl.
The 1964 Porsche 911 had a lot of advantages over other sports cars at the time. With the swooping lines and the easy-to-work-on motor, this was the true car for enthusiasts who wanted to own one.
Seinfeld doesn’t own a lot of Lamborghini models, but the Miura does stand out from the crowd. The car was designed to be a Lambo track car and it did great in every aspect. The design of the car looks absolutely beautiful to this day, and its performance is still satisfactory. There were a few issues with these when they first hit the market, but those have since been ironed out. The Miura is a stellar exotic car that offers a great deal of quality.
The Lamborghini quality can be seen in every aspect of this car, and that’s a good thing because you don’t see it very often anymore. The valuation of these cars has gone through the roof and Seinfeld has one of the most original models you’ll see.
Yet another car that Seinfeld shares with Jay Leno, the Countach has a unique look to it. So much so that the car still stands out in a crowd to this day. With the powerful V12 engine at its disposal, the Countach is lean and mean, lending to a fun driving experience. The car also does a great job of offering a comfortable experience, something that Lamborgini isn’t known for doing.
The comfort of the Countach was never the main selling feature of the car, it was the sheer speed that you can achieve. Seinfeld has managed to keep his Countach in clean and presentable condition and the current value of these cars is unbelievable.
This is an exotic car that managed to keep that same iconic styling of the 911 well into a new generation. The car was designed for speed, and you can tell that every aspect of the 1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR is dressed to impress. Many car fans call this the millionaire’s hot wheel because it looks like a toy car. But don’t let the looks fool you, because this is one of the most focused Porsche models to hit the road in recent years.
The look and feel of the car stand out from the crowd in a lot of aspects. The stitching, along with the wheels and fenders, makes the car amazingly fun to drive sports car. With the high price tag, this is a bundle of fun and a bucket list car that shouldn’t be ignored.
Seinfeld has begun to collect modern Porsche models as we can see by this entry. The 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster was a limited-production car that was meant to reinvigorate the brand. When Porsche creates a new car, they generally keep the production numbers low, thus creating a rarity with every model. Performance-wise the 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster is about as fast as you can get for this kind of sports car.
The beauty of the exterior is only mirrored by a functional interior, with plenty of trunk space and all the usual Porsche fair. Don’t let yourself be fooled, though, this is a serious performance car that can burn some serious rubber on the track.
Seinfeld doesn’t drive as much as he collects, which could explain how the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe got into the mix. The car is known affectionately as the James Bond mobile, making it a unique offering. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe is much faster than you’d expect, and the exterior styling closely resembles an early Ford Thunderbird model. Some various upgrades and refreshes were done to the DB5.
Finding an original model isn’t easy, and trying to save money on it is going to be even more difficult. These early model Aston Martins are known to hold their values, so it makes sense that this one would cost so much.
This was the car to have if you wanted a Porsche that no one could touch during the ’90s. Everything about this car screams successful broker on Wall Street, but that’s not even what the 959 was designed for. This car was designed to be the quintessential Porsche that would change the way that people looked at the brand. The 959 was elegant and elongated, the car looked a lot different than what Porsche was selling at the time.
The unique look of the car made it a lot different than the standard fare, and that was fine. The rarity of the car has increased what the value is for it, and you can expect to pay a lot more than you would for the average run-of-the-mill 911.
2: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – $4.62 million
Here’s one of the most expensive prizes in the Seinfeld collection, the 300SL Gullwing. These cars are valuable and very few collectors in the country have one because the car is expensive. The design is quintessential Mercedes for this time period, and performance is above average. You can expect to drive like never before in one of these as it grips the road with authority.
Off the line, speed wasn’t what the car was about, and authentic collectors knew this. The 300SL Gullwing is about as unique and original as you can get. There are a lot of aspects that make the 300SL Gullwing an instrumental piece of Mercedes heritage.
Another expensive offering in Seinfeld’s collection is not a Porsche either, but a BMW. Oh the travesty, but you’d be wrong to think that because the 1957 BMW 507 Series II is a serious performance car. Take one look at the sleek lines and elegant exterior and you’ll see a sports car that was way ahead of its time. BMW went to great lengths to make sure that the car was unique in every aspect, from the head-turning styling to the interior which was a lot better than you’d expect a car in this price range to be.
With the pricing of classic cars continuing to skyrocket, the 1957 BMW 507 Series II will forever be etched in history for its unique design. Head-turning performance makes the 1957 BMW 507 Series II a worthwhile addition to any collector’s fleet.