2004 Porsche Carrera GT originally owned by Jerry Seinfeld up for auction
A 2004 Porsche Carrera GT once owned by Jerry Seinfeld is currently listed on Bring a trailerand is already attracting high bids.
Painted black with dark gray leather upholstery, this Carrera GT was originally delivered to South Shore Porsche in Freeport, New York, then purchased by Seinfeld from New York dealership Manhattan Motorcars in January 2005, according to the listing.
Seinfeld kept the Carrera GT until 2011, according to the listing. It was later moved to Oregon and then purchased by its current owner in 2015. Offered on consignment from a dealership in San Diego, the Carrera GT now has 3,700 miles. A photocopy of a New York title in Seinfeld’s name is included to prove his connection to the comedian.
2004 Porsche Carrera GT once owned by Jerry Seinfeld (photo via Bring a Trailer)
The Carrera GT became a Porsche icon, but it was never intended for production. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, it started out as a concept car. But Porsche had a V-10 engine from an aborted project at Le Mans, and quickly found the money as soon as the Cayenne was introduced.
Ultimately, 1,270 cars were built during a four-year production run that began in 2003. In production form, the V-10 displaced 5.7 liters and produced 603 hp and 435 lb-ft. of torque. It was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and, thanks to the Carrera GT’s carbon fiber unibody construction, only had to push 3,042 pounds of car.
At press time, the highest bid for this ex-Seinfeld Carrera GT was $1.6 million (with 10 days remaining in the auction). Note that another Carrera GT set a Bring a Trailer record of $1.3 million in September 2021. This car had 1,000 miles less than this one, but no celebrity connection.