Yes, in the short span of a single day, Jerry Seinfeld bags millions at the Florida Amelia Island Auction. He brought along just 10% of his prized car collection to be auctioned to the highest bidders. And it was estimated that Jerry would receive up to $22 million from the auction.
Although Jerry Seinfeld had always claimed that his cars are not intended as investments, there is no denying the fact that $22 million in one night is no small money.
It was definitely a fun night for the comedian whose 1955 version of the Porsche 550 Spyder sold for $5.3 million after it was valued between 5 and 6 million dollars. This was the highest sale price of the night. The other interesting Porsche sale made was the 1973 version of the Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder which had been valued at between 6 and 7 million but which sold for only $3 million. This was a bit disappointing given that it had been considered the hottest bargain for the night and valued at between 5 and 7 million.
The Porsche 917/30 may have disappointed in terms of sale but the comedian was happy to have made a record sale on his 1960 Bug from Volkswagen that sold at $121,000. The night was not all rosy for our comedian as there was no sale for the 2000 Porsche Carrera GT prototype.
However, with over $8 million in the bank in one night and only a tenth of his car collections gone so far, Jerry should really be smiling home. It was definitely not a bad night for the comedian.