Despite some high profile disappointments, more than a half dozen of Seinfled's cars sold for above their high values, and seven cars set new price records for their models. Those included a 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR that sold for $2.3 million.
"Overall, this was a strong sale and Jerry was very happy with the result," said David Gooding, Gooding & Co.'s fonder and president.
The second-most-valuable lot was a 1955 550 Spyder that fetched $5.3 million, falling in the range of its $5 million to $6 million estimate. And a VW Beetle that was expected to sell for around $55,000 went for more than $120,000, setting a new all time record for a VW Beetle.
Yet a 1959 718 RSK Spyder, a car that's won several races and was featured in Seinfeld's web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," was expected to sell for roughly $4 million. The top bid, however, was $2.6 million. The final sale price, including auction fees, will still be well below estimates.