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Summer 2016 3

Idle Thoughts.

In the last issue we included

some details about Jerry Seinfeld’s

Porsche collection and the fact that

he was putting a few of them up for

auction at Amelia Island. What es-

pecially caught our attention was

Seinfeld’s quote about his reason

for selling some of his cars. “..


time to send some of them back

into the world, for someone else to

enjoy as I have

.” We thought that

was a very nice way to put it, and

it might provide some food for

thought for those older SAAC

members who have reported to us

that they are wrestling with the


it” conundrum.

Seinfeld and one of his

Porsches got five pages worth of ink

back in the February, 2016 issue of

Sports Car Market

. The previous

year he had purchased a 1958

Porsche Speedster at the Gooding

Auction at Pebble Beach. The car

was rather unremarkable. It had

99k miles and was an unrestored

— and apparently unloved — daily

driver. It was the polar opposite of

the rest of Seinfeld’s spic-and-span,

restored show cars and he fell in

love with it. He especially liked

being able to jump into it and just

drive it, without worrying about

the car deteriorating. It was al-

ready deteriorated: it had minor

surface rust, faded emblems and

assorted scratches and dings which

could be expected in a 100K-mile

car. Despite these flaws, it was to-

tally original.

Porsche expert Stephen Serio

conducted an interview with Sein-

feld in the magazine, and discussed

his feelings for this particular car.

It was obvious that, despite its

pedestrian history and condition,

being able to drive an original

Speedster without worrying about

depreciation or damage was some-

thing that Seinfeld found appeal-

ing. Especially so, after being

surrounded by the rest of his collec-

tion of pristine Porsches which, the

way they have been restored, are

painful to drive.



Another geriatric graffiti vandal is cap-

tured on camera, with a typical deer-in-

the-headlights look, scribbling on the

sail panel of a GT350 race car. This time

it was at the airport vintage race in Fer-

nandina Beach, Florida. We’re not sure

what is driving this obsession to tag

these race cars, sometimes surrepti-

tiously with no witnesses in sight but

more and more frequently, it seems, ar-

rogantly in broad daylight with disbe-

lieving onlookers seemingly paralyzed

with shock. One of these days someone

will catch one of these perps and wrestle

him to the ground and maybe then we’ll

find out what this is all about.

We’re not keeping track of Revology’s timeline but it looks like this is the third

project in less than that many years. The first one was a ‘65 Mustang, followed

by a ‘66 GT350. The cars start out with Dynacorn unibodies, outfitted with Ford

crate motors and everything else is state-of-the art. They recently announced

their third reproduction – a 1967 GT500, which will reportedly go on sale next

summer. It will be powered by a 5-liter 435 horsepower “Coyote” V8, the same

engine used in the current Mustang GT. With 1.7 times the power of the orig-

inal GT500 and weighing 550 lbs. less than a modern Mustang GT the car

should be a performer. Revology, based in Orlando, Florida has not released the

final price but we’re guessing it will be more than their ‘66 GT350 Revology

model which was pegged at around $158K.


One of the most talented sculp-

tors in today’s automotive

world is J. Paul Nesse. He cre-

ated a series of large Shelby

American-related pieces over

the years, including a 427

Cobra, Daytona Coupe, R-

Model and GT40. Now he’s

added a 289 FIA roadster to

that list. For more info go to: