“That’s gold, Jerry! Gold!”
Kenny Bania’s evaluation of Jerry Seinfeld’s witty “Ovaltine” humor is an apt one, but you know what’s worth even more?
The cars the latter comedian drives on his current TV show.
The crew at Black Book, which also tracks collector-car values in addition to its reporting on the mainstream used-car market, analyzed the cars featured in Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” series on Netflix.
Black Book ranked the vehicles based on their respective values, which ranged from $225,000 to $2.6 million. (Editor’s Note: A spokesperson for Black Book said that for this analysis, the show did not specify model types that made an appearance.)
“Like pairing a fine wine with a great meal, Seinfeld does a fantastic job pairing classic automotive beauties with some of today's most entertaining personalities,” Black Book director of specialty products Eric Lawrence said in a news release.
“Viewers certainly appreciate the comedic value of the show, but they are entranced by the elegant cars in the show, and are captivated by the opportunity for an up-close glimpse of some of the auto industry's most prized works of art,” he said.
To borrow from another former NBC (well … initially) and current Netflix star, here is the top 10 list:
- 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible: $225,000
- 1970 Mercedes 280 SE Cabriolet: $240,000
- 1970 Plymouth Superbird 426 Hemi: $300,000
- 1973 Porsche Carrera RS: $650,000
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona: $825,000
- (tie) 1976 Lamborghini Countach and 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
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible: $2,600,000
As a side note, these cars might send your heart aflutter while Jerry and his guests may cause spontaneous, heaving laughter. But the real warning light is this: You will be hungry AND want coffee after viewing.
The news release from Black Book indicates that the classic ride in each episode “usually is the star of the show.”
I’d agree with that, but add this kicker: The food and coffee from these cafes and diners are best supporting actors.
At any rate, combining sweet classic cars, Seinfeld's charm, hilarious comedians and delicious coffee and food?
That’s gold, Jerry. Gold.