Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has an incredible car collection and a genuinely intense passion for Porsches. Here at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA, we are proud to be a Porsche certified body shop. It means that we possess the right equipment, tools, training and skills to work on some of these vehicles, the finest ever made
1964 Porsche 911
Seinfeld paid $400,000 for this car in 1996, one of the earliest produced by the company. This model was owned by Ferry Porsche, designer, engineer, and son of the founder. After the purchase Seinfeld sent it to Porsche works in Germany for an estimated $250,000 worth of restorations by Cavaglieri Restorations.
1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet (value $80,000-$160,000)
Porsche’s first production car went through several revisions. In March 1966 the last 10 were re-designed for the German police force. Seinfeld’s car has the “Polizei” logo on the grill. With four-speed manual transmission and a permanent metal roof, the car is lightweight and easy to handle.
1955 Porsche 550 RS (value $60,000-$3 million)
This is one of 70 manufactured that year, one of which was driven by actor James Dean when he was fatally injured. Seinfeld allowed this racing car to be exhibited at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The top speed for this beauty is approximately 140 miles per hour and prior to its release it was raced in the 1954 Mille Miglia race from Brescia to Rome, Italy.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (value $500,000-$1.4 million)
The car is considered legendary and one of the best car investment of all time. Only 49 models were produced. Has a 210bhp air-cooled, horizontally opposed, six-cylinder engine and a five speed manual gearbox. “A race car for the street” is how some enthusiast describe the vehicle. This one of Seinfeld’s own cars used in an episode of his show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. 1986 Porsche 959
Seinfeld is rumored to have paid $700,000 for this very rare sports car, just 337 were built. When introduced it was the world’s fastest street-legal production car, in fact only 200 models were street legal. It has twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer engine and is capable of top speeds of 195 miles per hour
1953 Porsche 550-03 (value $60,000 to over $100,000)
This 550 is race car, Seinfeld’s prototype was featured at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion vintage race. The event celebrates Porsche’s engineers and drivers. This car has been extensively restored by Seinfeld and was displayed in 2011 at the Quail Lodge in Carmel-by-the-sea, California. The car also raced in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
1970 Porsche 911S “Henri” (value $37,000-$58,000)
Impressive and eclectic in color, this green 911 stands out in Seinfeld’s collection. The “Henri” in its name may prefer to Porsche specialist, Henri Joffroy. The car has a rear-mounted six cylinder boxer engine and all around independent suspension. This racy sports car performed well at Monte Carlo rallies.
About Anderson Behel
With today’s sophisticated cars, it’s more important than ever that your body shop be certified to repair your type of vehicle. At Anderson Behel, Silicon Valley’s leading collision repair company, we’re proud to hold several certifications, which means we’re a Honda Certified Body Shop, Acura Authorized Body Shop, Nissan Authorized Body Shop, Subaru Auto Body Shop and most recently a Porsche Collision Center. What does this mean? At Anderson Behel, we’ve invested in the finest training, equipment and tools to do an O.E. repair on each and every Honda, Porsche Acura, Nissan and Subaru that comes into our shop. Why not work with a body shop that is qualified, experienced and certified by the carmaker itself to work on your car? It just makes good sense and that’s why we proudly tell the world that we’re certified on these 5 leading brands.
Source: Money, Inc. and Wikipedia