The basis for Jerry Seinfeld’s talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” is pretty self-explanatory. Seinfeld jumps into a car, picks up his featured guest (oftentimes a fellow comedian) and drives to get coffee. Though the premise is simple, the finished product is a treat, both in terms of its content and visuals (i.e. The cars).
Though the guests featured on the show are a who’s who of fellow comics, past presidents and well-known celebrities, the colorful cast of featured vehicles are the true stars. Where else would you see Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman cruise around New Milford, Connecticut in a souped-up Volvo station wagon? People aren’t just tuning in for the coffee.
Over the course of the show’s 11 seasons, Jerry’s featured a total of 87 cars – many of which are from his own personal collection. From uber-rare Dutch police cars to ridiculously fast exotics, he drives it all, and he often selects specific vehicles to suit the guest at-hand.
Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your own garage or you simply enjoy taking in the sight of a fine automobile, feast your eyes on the list below, featuring the best cars from “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Season 6, Episode 1)
Guest: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
One glance at any picture of a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and everyone thinks the same thing: James Bond. The iconic car is featured in the first episode of season 6 and the fact Jerry drives it with former “Seinfeld” co-star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, makes it even better. Despite their obvious chemistry, it’s the DB5 that deserves all the attention. Featuring an aluminum 6-cylinder, 280 horsepower engine and clad in silver paint, it’s a literal dream car.
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 (Season 6, Episode 3)
Guest: Jim Carrey
Some of Jerry’s cars seem as if they were ripped directly out of classic auto magazines, and the 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 he drives to pick up Jim Carrey is a prime example. Featured in the third episode of season 6, the Countach is stunning. It’s finished in a vibrant, eye-catching bright blue and houses a 370 horsepower V12 engine capable of pushing it to a whopping 180 miles per hour. Seinfeld doesn’t exactly push it to its limits, however.
1966 Porsche 356 Dutch Police Car (Season 1, Episode 7)
Guest: Barry Marder
If you can believe it, the Dutch police drove Porsches as police cars in the late ‘60s, outfit with a single blue police light and a convertible top – and leave it to Jerry Seinfeld to have one in his collection. In the seventh episode of the show’s first season, Seinfeld links with comedian and writer Barry Marder for a joy ride in the classic patrol car. It even still has “Polizei” inscribed on the exterior – something that surely turns heads whenever it’s out on the road.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (Season 8, Episode 5)
Guest: Lorne Michaels
The fifth episode of season 8 has it all. Jerry Seinfeld catching up with SNL’s Lorne Michaels while driving a classic 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. The commentary between Seinfeld and Michaels alone is enough to hold your attention but throw in the Mercedes and you get one of the most aesthetically-pleasing episodes of the entire series. The car is clad in white, has a six-cylinder, 240-horsepower engine, and, of course, gullwing doors.
The Fast Ones
2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Season 11, Episode 1)
Guest: Eddie Murphy
Jerry knows a thing or two about classic cars but don’t doubt his affinity for modern exotics. In the first episode of season 11, he pairs all-time great Eddie Murphy with a jaw-dropping 2004 Porsche Carrera GT. As the two banter, Seinfeld opens up the Carrera GT a few times, showing off its growling 5.7-liter, V10 engine capable of churning out 605 horsepower. The ensuing smiles and looks of astonishment say it all.