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Auction Block: Jerry Seinfeld’s 2004 Porsche Carrera GT

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Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld’s immense love for Porsche is widely known and well documented, with the Brooklyn-born funnyman boasting a roughly 150-car stable — more than half of which is comprised of elite models from the Stuttgart firm. For whatever reason, in 2011, Seinfeld opted to thin the herd, selling off the 2004 Porsche Carrera GT that he purchased new from South Shore Porsche of Freeport, New York. Just over a decade later and that very Carrera GT has now surfaced for auction on Bring a Trailer.

After being driven around by the comedian for several years — albeit on a very limited basis — this Type 980 was shipped across the country to Oregon where it was purchased by its current owner in 2015. Originally unveiled as the Carrera GT concept car in 2000 as an offshoot of Porsche’s LMP2000 development prototype, the Carrera GT production model is powered by a mid-mounted 5.7-liter V10 with dual overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank, titanium con-rods, dry-sump lubrication, and Bosch Motronic ME7 engine management. The V10’s more than 600hp and 435ft-lbs of torque are sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transaxle and a limited-slip differential.

The Porsche’s bodywork — which benefits from an aero kit with an undertray, a rear diffuser, and an electronically actuated rear spoiler — includes removable roof panels, is crafted entirely from carbon fiber, and has been cloaked in a black paint job. Other highlights include forged magnesium wheels with center-lock nuts, pushrod-activated coilover struts, and cross-drilled 15” ceramic composite brake rotors with yellow six-piston monobloc aluminum calipers.

One of only 1,270 examples made during the model’s four-year production run, this ex-Jerry Seinfeld 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Chassis: WP0CA29854L001079) is currently sitting on the online auction block of Bring a Trailer in San Deigo, California, where, as of the time of writing, bidding has reached $1,500,000 with 14 days left on the sale. Alongside the Type 980 specimen itself — which has just 3,700 miles on the odo — the sale also includes a myriad of factory books, a battery charger, numerous service records, and a photocopy of the New York title in Seinfeld’s name.

Purchase:  $1,500,000+

Photo: Bring a Trailer
Photo: Bring a Trailer
Photo: Bring a Trailer