Jerry Seinfeld and Porsche go together like golf and marine biology. The host of the popular show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has an incredible collection of Porsches, some with more… interesting histories than others. One such car in his stable is the Porsche 917K that was prominently featured in Steve McQueen’s 1971 racing flick Le Mans.
On a recent episode of Spike Feresten’s podcast, Spike’s Car Radio, Jerry and his car consigliere Sam Cabiglio recounted how the film-famous ride came to reside in Seinfeld’s collection. The story, as it turns out, was a lot more intricate than we expected.
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I have a picture of this car competing at Phoenix Park motor races in Dublin in October 1982 driven by Richard Attwood and competing against Sir Stirling Moss in a Chevron B8. (Stirling won!)