Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is fantastic for many reasons. We love to try to guess what those amazing cars are worth. Now we know.
America loves Jerry Seinfeld. The guy is a winner and his hit Netflix series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is just his latest in a string of savvy career moves. Jerry says that he designed the show to be watched on a smartphone screen. He wanted to be hip and modern and have the shows be short vignettes, not the long boring sitcom format that jumped the shark, well back when Fonzie jumped the shark. We love two parts of the show in particular. When Jerry first reveals the car to us with a succinct listing of cool facts and the end when we get to see who owns that beauty. Make it three parts. We love the show part in between those two sections just as much.
We can’t help but wonder, what do those perfect, amazing, and rare vintage cars cost? Black Book, a publication which has valuation histories on collectible cars, pulled together an analysis of some of the cars that have been featured on the show. Here are a few standouts we loved.
Jim Carey is out there, but when it comes to cars he is sort of the California stereotype. He drives a near-supercar Tesla. That’s why it was funny when Jerry picked him up in a retro 1976 Lamborghini Countach. Black Book pegs the value of this Italian supercar and poster car at a cool $1,000,000. Did you know that BestRide has Lamborghini listings in our used car section? It’s true, and many cost under $100K.
One of the more “affordable” cars that Jerry used on the show was a 1970 Mercedes 280 SE Cabriolet Low Grill. Ali Wentworth had a ride in that beauty. Its estimated value is about $240,000.
Jerry had a ride with Will Ferrell in a 1970 Plymouth Superbird 426 Hemi. Jerry told him that the experience with Will was valued a “zero” in his book on a scale of one to ten. A similar car, a 1969 Dodge Daytona recently sold for $900K, but Black Book pegs the Plymouth at just $300K. Plymouth always was the value brand in that family.
Here is a quick rundown of some valuations for other cars seen on the show:
- 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible: $225,000
- 1973 Porsche Carrera RS: $650,000
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona: $825,000
- 1973 Porsche Carrera RS Lightweight: $1,000,000
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe: $1,250,000
- 1969 Lamborghini Muiura P400S: $1,35,000
- 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing: $1,600,000
One of the most expensive cars Jerry has driven on the show was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible with which he picked up Julia Louis-Dreyfus. That car’s value is about $2.6 million. The ironic part of that episode is that Julia doesn’t own a car. Can’t be bothered. In fact, she does not even have a driver’s license.
Images and videos courtesy of YouTube.com, Netflix, and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.