Jerry Seinfeld Sued For Selling Fake 1958 Porsche
Written by KFAT on February 4, 2019
Maria Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor
Manhattan, NY, United States (4E) – A company filed a lawsuit on Friday against Jerry Seinfeld in which it is alleged that the comedian sold a 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million and was later found out to be a fake.
The company, Fica Frio, filed the suit in a Manhattan federal court. According to the court filing, Fica Frio’s representatives paid $1.54 million for the car through an auction on March 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida, USA Today reports. The price was inclusive of a 10 percent commission for the auction house.
At the auction, the Porsche was described as a part of the “Jerry Seinfeld Collection” and was a “stunning example of a rare thoroughbred Porsche.”
Fica Frio claims that the ‘Seinfeld’ star left the company a voicemail in June 2017 offering his apology for the inconvenience and assured them that they will be completely refunded. However, the refund never came.
Interestingly, Seinfeld also told the company that he would love to know how Fica Frio figured out that the car was a fake as he thought it was an impressive feat. “My guys did not did, I guess, see anything amiss with the car when I bought it,” Seinfeld is quoted as saying, the Independent reports.
The actor’s lawyer, Orin Snyder, said that Seinfeld acted in good faith and has asked Fica Frio for evidence to substantiate their claims.
Fica Frio, a company based in Channel Islands, is praying for an unspecified amount in damages, which includes the cost of the vintage vehicle.
Snyder said that Seinfeld is willing to cooperate and “do what’s right and fair.”
“We are confident the court will support the need for an outside evaluator to examine the provenance of the car,” Snyder said.
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