The rich get richer! Jerry Seinfeld is shy 17 cars these days after auctioning them off and netting himself a cool $22 million.
In all actuality, he got stiffed, too!
The funny man was expected get about $28 million for his expensive collection.
Somehow he'll have to find a way to get by on a measly $22 million.
Jerry sold 15 Porsche's and 2 rare Volkswagen's through the Gooding & Company auction.
Although he didn't get as much as he wanted as a whole — in fact, a '73 Porsche 917 was expected to go for about $6 million but only went for $3 million — his pockets are certainly lined pretty well.
One of his cars, a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, fetched $5,335,000 after what was called a "lengthy bidding battle." One of his Volkswagen's sold for a modest $121,000.
Jerry introduced his car collection during the auction, and 4 of his vehicles finished in the top 10 in sales, including the Spyder (other cars were also involved in the auction.) His Beetle sale was also a record.
The "Seinfeld" star is a well known car fanatic, but more specially a Porsche fanatic. In fact, he has a three-story, 46-car not-so-secret garage in New York.
"The thing about Porsche that's most important to me is the feeling of balance and perfection in the driving experience," he said at the auction.
Jerry has been on record saying he didn't actually want to get rid of any of the cars, but he simply doesn't have enough space for the 17 vehicles.
"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," he said in February.
One car, however, didn't find a new home.
A non-drivable Carrera GT concept car, one of two in the world, was expected to go for more than $1.5 million, but it didn't make the minimum, despite being "a truly bespoke, hand-built concept car with racing roots." The auction said the car was "purchased by Jerry Seinfeld directly from Porsche in 2007."
But hey, with $22 million, he can buy a lot of his kid's lemonade!
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