Jerry Seinfeld is being sued for the sale of an allegedly fake 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS / GT Carrera Speedster sold for $1.5 million USD.
In March 2016, American comedian Jerry Seinfeld was selling 18 of his Porsches at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida. One of them, a 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS / GT Carrera Speedster, which was sold at a price of $1.5 million USD is presumed to be a fake by the buyer.
A company from the Channel Islands, Fica Frio Limited, was the buyer of this Porsche according to the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court last Friday.
Fica Frio Limited is seeking the costs associated with the purchase, as well as unspecified damages when it learned that the car was not genuine.
The car in question, a 1958 Porsche 356, would be one of 56 Carrera GS / GT Speedster models built with alloy panels. It would also be considered to be the only original painted Green Auratium. In addition, it is equipped with the extremely rare engine Type 692/0 Four-Cam engine.
According to the suit, last June Jerry Seinfeld left a voicemail to the buyer to apologize and promise a full refund. Which was never done afterwards.
Seinfeld’s lawyer, Orin Snyder, mentions that his client simply acted in good faith to get to the bottom of things.
Reported by Newsday, Snyder specifies that Seinfeld “has asked Fica Frio for evidence to substantiate the allegations. Fica Frio ignored Jerry and instead filed this frivolous lawsuit.”
“Nevertheless, Jerry is willing to do what’s right and fair, and we are confident the court will support the need for an outside evaluator to examine the provenance of the car,” said Seinfeld’s lawyer, Orin Snyder.