Comedian Jerry Seinfeld really hit it big with his self-named sitcom, which would become one of the most beloved TV shows of the 90s and rocket him to fame and riches. One of the ways that Seinfeld has made the most of his success is with a truly epic car collection. Though he has always been fondest of German and Swedish cars, his collection still displays a diversity of styles, speeds – and some impressive price tags too. Seinfeld auctioned off a chunk of his collection in 2016 and we review some of those sales prices below, not to mention a few standouts that stuck around.
30. 1960 Volkswagen Beetle
This is the quintessential Beetle – iconic, classic, and instantly recognizable. This is the car that Volkswagen is arguably most famous for, blending a unique silhouette with a simple, effective design. Seinfeld’s 1960 model ended up selling at auction for over four times the usual price, fetching an impressive $121k.
29. BMW 300 Isetta
One of the cars that Seinfeld chose to feature on his recent TV show, “Riding in Cars with Comedians”, the Isetta is a petite little gem and a rare sight on the roads indeed. Though it never hit the American markets, its unique look and incredible fuel economy (94 mpg!
)! took 1950’s Europe by storm, selling over 160,000 units. It’s also one of the most affordable cars on this list, and surprisingly comfy for its cozy size.
28. 1964 Volkswagen Camper “EZ Camper”
This original model VW Camper has been part of Seinfeld’s collection since his sitcom first started to take off. While features of the interior have been updated, it retains the characteristic exterior features that made it just a key component of the expanding 1960’s auto industry. There’s also an emotional connection here – Jerry and his kids used to go for rides in the camper just to enjoy the miniature kitchen and spend some quality time together.
27. 1957 Fiat 500
There’s something to be said for a car that makes the most of a small, simple design, and when it comes to compact, no one does it better than Fiat. The original Fiat 500 is remembered for its zippy engine, practical technological design, and minimalism in both style and size. It’s also highly economical and enjoyed success as a commuter car that really put the company on the map.
26. 1961 Morgan Plus 4
Compact is cool, but Seinfeld also enjoys a stylish and speedy roadster every now and then. The Morgan Plus 4 is one of the last cars to be made by the company, which shut up shop shortly after releasing this beast.
It handles like a dream and is a unique joy to drive – and, with its long nose and classic interior, to be seen in too!
25. 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
This iconic Cadillac demonstrates the swooping lines and dedication to class that would become a hallmark of its brand. One of the few domestic cars in his collection, Seinfeld’s Eldorado Seville is a testament to the luxury that would become forever associated with the company name. It’s rumored that Seinfeld hires outside specialists to keep this beauty in fine working order.
24. 1962 Volkswagen Bus
A surprising inclusion in a lot of ways, this classic VW Bus is as much about sentiment as anything else. Seinfeld added this rust bucket to his collection during a televised reunion with buddy and ex-costar Michael Richards.
Outside of his own nostalgia, the Volkswagen Bus was a game-changing icon of the 1960s and despite its condition, would likely fetch a pretty penny at auction – and more if properly restored!
23. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
There’s no way to look at the sleek, sloping lines of this sports car and mistake it for anything other than the speed demon it is. This exotic was a limited-production vehicle – right in Jerry’s wheelhouse. The Daytona edition is truly unlike any other car on the market, both during its time and since. Reportedly this is one of the real prizes of Seinfeld’s collection.
22. 1970 Porsche 911S
Get ready to see the word “Porsche” a lot in this list, because Seinfeld certainly has a deep and abiding love for this brand. The 911S was a real game-changer, setting a standard for every sports car to come with its beautiful silhouette and clean, honest design. It’s possible that even Porsche itself will never be able to duplicate the originality of this gem.
21. 1957 Fiat 500 Chopped Top
Let’s be honest: art is amazing, but sometimes you just wanna play with your toys. Seinfeld modified this second Fiat 500 in his collection with a fabric top, cutaway doors, and a cheerful paint job of bright sunny orange.
It’s unique, airy, fun, and frankly adorable.
19. 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III
This impeccable classic roadster has been kept in its original condition with Seinfeld’s usual devotion. The paint, the design, and the interior are as if they just rolled off the line. But there’s more to this monster than meets the eye – a 150 hp straight-six engine makes this car one of the most exciting, powerful driving experiences you could hope for.
18. 1966 Porsche 911
Again with the Porsches, and it’s easy to see why. The 1966 Porsche 911 set the groundwork for the future of sports cars overall, both in design and performance.
It is a true icon. In addition to its appeal to the eye, it stands out as one of Seinfeld’s absolute favorites to drive.
17. 1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen
This off-roader was designed for military applications, as German automakers spent the 50s reinventing themselves for corporate relevance. It isn’t especially fun, powerful, or beautiful, but it’s a true product of its time. It’s no wonder that Seinfeld had to have this marker of Porsche’s history in his collection.
16. 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe
A serious car with a serious price tag – what else can you expect from a serious collector? This model was famous not only for its classic Porsche style but its absolutely peak performance and drivability.
As we’ve seen already, Seinfeld is dedicated to keeping his cars as original as possible, and in the case of the Carrera 2 Coupe, he’s kept the mileage low too, helping to boost that ticket price.
15. 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau
One of the most modern Porsches in Seinfeld’s collection, this model stands out as a rare and unique evolution of the 911’s benchmark performance. Speed usually doesn’t seem to be as important to Seinfeld as the full driving experience. In this case, though, the lighter weight, special-edition turbo, and amazing specs make the Porsche 964 a real stand-out speedster.
14. 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
A wolf in sheep’s clothing? Perhaps – the Karmann Gia is basically a Porsche in a Volkswagen suit. It’s got the brakes, suspension, and engine from the Porsche 912, but with the comfy design and rear-engine drivability of a classic VW. The Karmann Gia isn’t the kind of household name that the Bug or Bus became, but to Seinfeld and other car enthusiasts, it’s a beloved and affordable friend.
13. 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
The 911 Speedster is an amazing example of Porsche’s growing reputation as an 80’s icon of fashion, wealth and power. Always standing out from the crowd, this unique model featured black accents, basic design and serious drivability. It’s no wonder that Seinfeld was among those captivated by this iconic car.
12. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
Car enthusiasts are often divided by their feelings about the 2004 Carrera GT. It boasts the same stellar performance that Porsche is notorious for but is often seen as a real design miss for the company. Porsche reportedly focused on making the car as light as possible, but even a balsa-wood gear shift couldn’t stop the low-clearance design from dragging on anything but the smoothest of racetracks. It’s barely drivable – but considering how much Seinfeld cares about keeping his cars pristine, that’s probably for the best.
11. 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster
Unfortunately, what makes this car famous has little to do with the near-perfect performance, mint condition, and beautiful design. This particular unit got Seinfeld sued after selling it at auction for a cool $1.5 million. Turns out, it’s not the authentic, rare example that Seinfeld had claimed it to be – and according to Seinfeld, that’s on the dealer he bought the car from in the first place. He’s now suing the company that, it seems, passed on a fake.
10. 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet
The 1966 Cabriolet is a sweet little sports car with a pure driving feel. It’s characterized by an air-cooled engine and a simple, clean interior design that has made it a favorite of both rally drivers and the German police. It’s no wonder that Seinfeld has made this cutie a feature of his collection.
9. 1964 Porsche 911
Though this isn’t the only 911 we’ve talked about on this list, this might be the pinnacle in Seinfeld’s collection. It’s straightforward, swooping, and a delight to drive. In addition to its visual and driver appeal, it also boasts an engine block that is famously easy to work on, enticing motorists and mechanics alike.
8. 1969 Lamborghini Miura
A Lambo is a rare sight in Seinfeld’s collection, but what few he’s included absolutely stand out. The Miura was designed with a track car mentality and boasts a light engine block small enough to fit between the seats. Stretch those legs and get comfy – it’s a joy to drive and a shining example of a peak exotic.
7. 1976 Lamborghini Countach
The Lamborghini Countach has the lean, mean silhouette of a fighter jet – and the V12 engine gives it the rocket boost to match. It’s surprisingly comfortable to drive, too, although (let’s be real) it’s all about that speed. As usual, Seinfeld has kept his Countach in peak original condition and that accounts for its astonishing value.
6. 1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR
Some car fans shrug off this exotic as the “millionaire’s hot wheel”, looking like the toy car version of the 911’s iconic style. Nevertheless, this focused and fierce model is designed for speed, control, and sheer fun. It’s a steep ticket, but we understand why Seinfeld simply had to have this.
5. 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster
This is the most modern car we’ve included on the list, but it retains the classic Porsche mentality of function, elegance, and mind-boggling performance on the road. One of the ways Porsche maintains its prestige is by limiting runs of new cars, and the 997 Speedster is no exception, with fewer than 400 units ever made. A serious collector like Seinfeld would certainly make sure to get ahold of this rare beauty.
4. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe
Price: $1.2 Million
The Aston Martin DB5 Coupe has the classic styling of an early Thunderbird and the raw speed of a racecar. It’s no wonder that it’s famously a favorite of car collectors and fictional superspies, being the iconic car of James Bond. Original models are few and far between, and Seinfeld has certainly had to upgrade and refresh his original model DB5.
That explains its extraordinary price tag.
3. 1983 Porsche 959
This car practically screams Wall Street and might be the model that most set the tone for Porsche in the 90s. It was designed for elegance, luxury and style in a push to associate the brand with these qualities. Seinfeld’s collection boasts a pearl white version of this unique, rare car.
2. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Price: $4.62 million
The 1955 Mercedes Gullwing isn’t the most expensive car in Seinfeld’s collection, but it’s close. It shows off a unique and quintessential Mercedes design for its era, and that makes it a keystone of the brand’s history. Make no mistake, though – this car drives fiercely and with impeccable handling.
1. 1957 BMW 507 Series II
Price: $1.6 Million
We wrap up this review with a real classic – and surprisingly, not a Porsche! This BMW sports car turned heads with its elegance and sleek style, then whipped them right back around with some serious road-gripping performance. It was ahead of its time and remains a rare, valuable jewel in Seinfeld’s impressive crown.