An Ultimate Porsche

Everyone has their list of ultimate cars.  The ones you’d love to own, but likely are out of the range of your means.  In fact, that should be the definition of an “ultimate car”.  At least at the enthusiast level.

I ran across a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S yesterday that was previously owned by Jerry Seinfeld…it’s going on my Ultimate Car list.  It’s a gorgeous car that was custom built for Seinfeld finished in a one-of-a-kind Turquoise Blue color.  At the time of the sale it had just over 8000 miles on it.  Here are some detailed pictures from TruSpeed MotorCars, the company offering it for sale earlier this year:

http://truspeedmotorcars.com/vas_inventory_detail.aspx?@page_stock_no=1336

A gorgeous and fast car for sure.  Even a bit on the rarer side, especially given the customizations at the Porsche factory.  But you might ask why a Turbo S is on my Ultimate Car list.  Two reasons.  First, I’ve always had a thing for 911 Turbos.  I’d still love to own one of the early 930’s from the mid to late 70’s.  The raw, unrefined power of those cars was/is pretty amazing and creates a unique driving experience.  I also love the flared fenders and big whale tail of the earlier 911 Turbo models.

Second reason this is on my Ultimate Car list is because it was owned by Jerry Seinfeld.  I was (and still am) a huge Seinfeld fan.  It was easily one of the best shows I’ve ever watched on a regular basis.  Given that he is such a Porsche aficionado and a TV icon of my generation, having a car from his collection that he had a hand in customizing would be pretty cool.  A corny reason for many, but some will get what I’m saying.

It looks like the car was sold several times within the span of a few months including a reported appearance on eBay to be auctioned off.  I’m not sure where the car ended up, but it sure would be a great addition to a collection, even if it’s a collection of a mini van and an SUV as a “sunny day driver”.

Here’s a link to a great article detailing information about Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche 911 Turbo S if you want more details:

http://993c4s.com/cars/jerry-seinfelds-1997-porsche-911-turbo-s/

Comments

  1. Ryan,

    Thanks for the link. Glad you liked the write-up. What happened to your other site? I’m assuming this is the same Ryan…

  2. You bet. You have a great site. Nope, different Ryan.

  3. that turbo blue still gets my heart pumping

  4. That is an awesome car and cool that Seinfeld owned it. And I also love the 930 Turbos. I have wanted one of those since I was 16 I think.

  5. Nice color to this 930! Speaking of Ultimate Porsches….Lets see some more Carrera GT pics and stories! I could just stare at a pic of a Carrera GT all day and be happy dreaming!

  6. Jeremy says:

    I’m not a big fan of this color.

  7. I think Jerry`s car should get a premium, I wonder if George`s 89 lebaron would get one at auction too? 🙂

  8. the blue is a bit much for me

  9. wonder why he sold it.sure doesn’t need the money.

  10. He probably sold it because it was ‘too old’. Always have to have the newest car you know.

  11. mitchell says:

    i love seinfeld. he should have been driving a porsche in the show instead of that dumb saab… maybe he’s selling because a valet got his BO funk in the car and they couldnt get it out…

  12. hadn’t thought of that.

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