• Mar 27, 2008
Click above to view Seinfeld's Porsche Turbo S in hi-res

Everybody's talkin' at me
I can't hear a word they're sayin'
Just driving around in Jon Voight's car

The genius of Seinfeld's humor is that it draws on everyday life experiences, but we're left wondering if Jerry wasn't experiencing some premonition when he wrote the skit about George getting suckered into buying a wood-sided Chrysler LeBaron convertible because it was once owned by Jon Voight.

The famous comedian's 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S is up for sale in California at a startling premium, and some buyer out there will soon be playing the part of George Costanza. The vehicle was reportedly the first Turbo S built out of a total run of 345 units, and the only one painted this particular shade of blue. Coupled with its celebrity owner's docket and with only 8,040 miles on the odometer, TruSpeed MotorCars in Costa Messa, California is reportedly selling the car for $225,000. That's a pretty hefty premium considering the Blue Book value on an ordinary '97 Turbo S would be about $82k. We just hope the buyer doesn't find out it was actually owned by a dentist who just happens to be named Jerry Seinfeld, too.


[Source: TruSpeed MotorCars via The German Car Blog]


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      dennis
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW...I DIDNT KNOW THAT SEINFELD WAS A

      COMEDIAN. HIS SHOW SUCKED....WASNT THE LEAST

      BIT FUNNY..AND HIS STAND-UP SUCKED EVEN MORE
      Joe Patriot
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh man, that poor rich jew (oxy-moron)...I feel so bad for him.
      scots warrior
      • 6 Years Ago
      sam is the car guy.. i have bought two turbo porsches from sam.. i am glad to hear that sam is still doing well. why isn't sam re-selling this porsche..??
      • 6 Years Ago
      this car is forsale AGAIN? or just never got sold?
      i saw it forsale last year, someone linked it on 6speed a last year
      ted blutter
      • 6 Years Ago
      I had a triple black 1976 911 Turbo that was exchanged for a 1997 by the factory because the '76 had 1st gear in/up against a spring....Not an easy shift when the turbo kicked in around 3200 rpm...It was supposed to be the first Turbo in the country...???
      Thank you, Bill and Wendy...
      Ted..........
      • 6 Years Ago
      Noah,

      A couple of things.

      1. Porsche 993 Turbo S, "blue book" means nothing. These cars routinely sell between $135k and $150k on the open market depending on condition and mileage.

      2. The premium may not be that big given the way the car is optioned, color and mileage.

      3. Not that it is a huge deal, but your source is not 100% correct. The German Car Blog simply copied the story directly from my site http://993c4s.com/?p=236 They did however, correctly link to it.

      4. After this original article was published I ended up speaking with Sam Cabilglio (Jerry's car guy). Sam turned out to be a great guy and had some interesting insight which ended up in this article. http://993c4s.com/?p=252
        • 6 Years Ago
        Curt,

        I'd love to BE the car guy :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        How the HELL do I get a "car guy" ... I've needed one of those for years.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does the seller say if the 15k Johnsonrod inspection was carried out by a qualified Porsche technician?

      Also, Seinfeld owned cars are known to have an unbearable and everlasting odor that may account for it frequently trading hands. Buyer beware.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ** WOW...I DIDNT KNOW THAT SEINFELD WAS A COMEDIAN. **

      Well then you're quite obviously a moron, befitting someone who posts in ALL CAPS.
      UGERS
      • 6 Years Ago
      German car's always hold there value
      BUT Jerry you are to greedy and I guess you do not have enough money, you just need more.
      American greedyness has no end.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do you mean to tell me that Seinfeld doesn't really drive a white 92 Honda Accord? Not everything on TV is real??
      • 6 Years Ago
      Needs a "01" on the door with a german flag on the roof.......
      JP
      • 6 Years Ago
      When reading the title, did anyone else think that Seinfeld was the only comedian who both could and would own a Porsche?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @JP
        *** did anyone else think that Seinfeld was the only comedian who both could and would own a Porsche? ***

        Uh, no, since there are certainly dozens, if not hundreds, of them that can and do.
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