Gooding and Company released the full selection of Jerry Seinfeld Collection Porsches to be offered at their 2016 Amelia Island Auction, scheduled for March 11 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida.
In addition to the previously announced 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster and the ex-Peter Revson 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR, further notable offerings at the 2016 Gooding and Company Amelia Island sale include the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype and 1990 Porsche 962C.
The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, chassis 917-30-004, is one of four examples completed at the Porsche factory. 004 was intended to be the 1974 Penske-Sunoco team car but was instead sold to Australian Porsche Importer Alan Hamilton. Later purchased by the Porsche factory, this car was previously the centerpiece of the Drendel Family Collection. This 917/30 has been raced at the Monterey Historics and has been displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Rennsport Reunion, among others.
“Mr. Seinfeld is recognized throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “He has become known as the definitive Porsche connoisseur based on his passion and devotion to the marque. We at Gooding & Company share his reverence for Porsche and are proud to offer these truly incredible examples. This is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire some of the finest Porsches ever to come to market.”
“Each one of these cars is a pinnacle of mechanical culture to me. Many are the best examples that exist in the world,” stated Jerry Seinfeld. “I’ve loved being entrusted with their care, and I’m proud of the level to which we have brought each and every one of these wonderful machines. Honestly, if I had unlimited time, space and attention span I would never sell one of them. And the reason I wanted to bid these cars farewell in this way is really just to see the look of excitement on the faces of the next owners who I know will be out of their minds with joy that they are going to get to experience them. My enthusiasm for this pursuit remains quite insane and I am very fortunate to have many other cars I get to look after.”
2016 Gooding and Company Amelia Island – Jerry Seinfeld Collection
2016 Gooding and Company Amelia Island – Auction Information
Date: Friday, March 11, 11:00am
Location: Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
One mile south of Amelia Island Parkway
Public preview: March 10-11
Bidder registration: $200 includes a catalogue, admission for two to the viewing and auction with two reserved seats, subject to availability.
Auctions catalogues: $75, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $30, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
Live auction broadcast: GoodingCo.com
[Source: Gooding and Company; photo: Brian Henniker, Mathieu Heurtault]