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Renowned US comedian and avid Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld will be saying goodbye to three of his most prized Porsche collections. Seinfeld is also known for his ridiculously large collection, so much so that he needed a hangar in 1990 just to store some of it.

During an interview with a German newspaper, Seinfeld, in his usual comedic way, explained why he loved Porsches so much.  ‘A Porsche feels like a warm, round pebble in your hand. Even the shape and the face of a Porsche carry some human-like elements.’

He’s now getting ready to part ways with these “warm pebbles” at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 11, fetching him an average of US$10 million. The main attraction among the three is Seinfeld’s completely original 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder with a very impressive racing providence. Purchased by Seinfeld back in 2006, it was repainted once in 1970 and clocks at 10,300 miles in the odometer. The Spyder is Porsche’s original four-cam racing car, and is expected to rake in as much as US$6 million.

Also going under the auction hammer is a 1958 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster with an estimated price tag of US$2.5 million. This Speedster is one of thirteen builds that comes in Auratium Green. With lightweight factory aluminium panels, endurance fuel tank, and large GT drum brakes, this Porsche is clearly meant for speed.

Similar to the Spyder, Seinfeld’s 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR has a lot of racing stories to tell. It was one of the fifteen RSRs built for the purpose of competing at the International Race of Champions (IROC).  It later competed in the IMSA Camel GT series, and has since been restored to its original IROC livery. The 1974 Carrera is expected to fetch around US$1.2 million to 1.5 million.

David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company who will facilitate the transfer and auction said: ‘We are grateful and honoured to be entrusted with these superb examples from the collection of Jerry Seinfeld, these cars epitomise the highest of quality and pedigree. Jerry’s keen eye for significant Porsches, the care and pride he takes in maintaining his spectacular collection and his enthusiasm and passion for the Porsche marque, makes this one of our most thrilling sales in our company’s history.’

Commenting on his status as a collector, Seinfeld says in a written statement, “I’ve never bought a car as an investment. I don’t really even think of myself as a collector. I just love cars. And I still love these cars. But it’s time to send some of them back into the world for someone else to enjoy.”

Take a look at each of these Porsches’ impressive specifications and tell us what your choice is. Which would you like to bring home?

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR


 Name: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR

Year(s) Produced: 1974-1975

Number Built: 60

Class: Sports car

Body Type: 2-door coupe

Engine:  2,996 cc / 182.8 cu in 911/75 B6

Power: 330hp @ 8000 RPM

0-60mph: 5.6 seconds

Top Speed: 179 mph

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Length/width/height: 171.3 in. /74.6 in./ 51.2 in.

Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

Base Price: US$22,500

Current Price: US$1.3 million

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder


 Name: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

Year(s) Produced: 1954-1955

Number Built: 78

Class: Sports car

Body Type: 2-door coupe

Engine:  1,498 cc / 91.4 cu in Type 547 B4

Power: 110hp @ 6200 RPM

0-60mph: 7.0 seconds

Top Speed: 137 mph

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Length/width/height: 141.7 in./60.6 in./ 41.3 in.

Wheelbase: 82.7 in.

Base Price: US$6,800

Current Price: US$3.8 million (Hagerty)

1958 Porsche 356a Carrera Speedster


 Name: 1958 Porsche 356a Carrera Speedster

Year(s) Produced: 1955-1959

Number Built: 4854

Class: Sports car

Body Type: 2-door coupe

Engine:  1,582 cc / 96.5 cu in B4

Power: 60hp @ 4500 RPM

0-60mph: 15.3 seconds

Top Speed: 99 mph

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Length/width/height: 155.5 in./65.7 in./ 48 in.

Wheelbase: 82.7 in.

Base Price: US$5,900

Current Price: US$2.5 million

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