Classic Cars From Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jerry Seinfeld is a certified car nut. We don't know all the vehicles in his personal collection, but we do know he has a particular affinity for Porsche, having famously helped pass the "Show and Display" federal law in the United States in order to legally import a Porsche 959. That ultra-rare supercar is supposedly just one of around 50 Porsche models the comedian owns.
Seinfeld may have scored the most powerful cup of coffee of his entire career for season seven of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series as President Obama is slated to make an appearance. But the people are just one reason for the show's popularity, and the series just wouldn't be the same without all those cool classic vehicles featured by Seinfeld.
With the start of season seven just around the corner, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite vehicles from the show. Click above to get started.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge – Jeremy Korzeniewski
I don't really care all that much for Howard Stern, but I absolutely adore the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge that Jerry Seinfeld decided to drive in the final episode of the third season of his web series. A ridiculously oversized American V8 engine, complete with ram air, combine with a hood-mounted tach, garish paint and outlandish graphics to make for a perfectly classic muscle car.
Click here to watch the episode "The Last Days of Howard Stern" with Howard Stern.
1952 Volkswagen Beetle – Sebastian Blanco
The New York Times correctly criticized Seinfeld’s short-form show as a peek into the lives of the elite. Even though a lot of his comic friends – and Seinfeld’s famous TV show – deal with the everyman, for the most part CiCGC sticks to fancy cars with big names and small sales numbers. One exception is the VW Beetle, which has a long association with the common man and is also one of the few models to be featured twice on CiCGC.
Click here to watch the episode "Larry Eats A Pancake" with Larry David.
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S – Noah Joseph
Jerry Seinfeld has featured a lot of beautiful classics on his web show over the past six seasons, and some suitably comical. That makes picking just one a task almost as difficult as following him on stage, but my standout choice would have to be the Lamborghini Miura. It was the most outrageous supercar of its day, and arguably set the company and the industry as a whole down the path of the mid-engined exotics we lust for today... and which our children will lust after for years to come, long after they're powered by electrified hydrogen particles or whatever new future-saving technology becomes dominant.
Click here to watch the episode "Kids Need Bullying" with Chris Rock.
1959 Fiat 600 Jolly – Alex Kierstein
Although it may be one of the slowest cars ever featured on Jerry Senifeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series, the 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly that Jerry and Louis C.K. drive in the first episode of season three is amazing. Wicker seats, fringed fabric roof and a complete lack of any sort of doors... who cares about safety when you look so stylish?
Click here to watch the episode "Comedy, Sex, and The Blue Numbers" with Louis C.K.
1965 Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850 – Steven J. Ewing
It may not be the most powerful car ever featured in Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series, but it's certainly one of the most interesting. Its three-cylinder, two-stroke engine is nothing if not unique, and its bulbous bodywork in the world's most perfect shade of olive green is classic.
Click here to watch the episode "I Wasn't Told About This... with Special Feature: I'm Dying, Jerry" with Fred Armisen.
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – Greg Migliore
This is a really addicting series. One of my favorite episodes features the 1970 Mercedes 280 SL. The car is gorgeous. It’s dressed in a brilliant shade called signal red with chrome in all the right places. I love the banter between Alec Baldwin and Jerry as they navigate New York. If I’m ever rich, I going to buy that car and hang out in coffee shops all day.
Click here to watch the episode "Just a Lazy Shiftless Bastard" with Alec Baldwin.
Jerry Seinfeld on his way to the White House
Really, all of the classics from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee are worth looking back at as season seven begins. A few more of our favorites:
- 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
- 1962 VW Double Cab
- 1950 Citroen 2CV
- 1981 DeLorean
- 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder
- 1971 Ferrari Daytona
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5
- 1976 Lamborghini Countach
Have a favorite of your own that didn't get mentioned? Take a look at all the past episodes here and let us know.