Comedian in Car Dispute Getting Sued

Buyer of Jerry Seinfeld's $1.54M Porsche says it is 'not authentic'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2019 10:07 AM CST
Buyer Sues Seinfeld, Says '58 Porsche Is a Fake
In this 2016 file photo, Jerry Seinfeld performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. Seinfeld was sued Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, by a company claiming it bought the comedian's 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million only to discover it was a fake.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Jerry Seinfeld says it's a lawsuit about nothing, but the comedian is being sued by the buyer who plunked down $1.54 million on his 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster and now claims he "misrepresented" the car's provenance. In addition, Fica Frio Ltd. claims that Seinfeld reneged on a voicemail he left that agreed to refund the purchase price and all costs incurred, reports Page Six. In the auction listing, Seinfeld claimed the car has "the distinction of being the only Carrera Speedster known to have been finished at the factory in Auratium Green," while Fica Frio says the car is "not authentic and is not the automobile that Mr. Seinfeld and the vehicle summary provided at the Auction represented." Seinfeld is asking Fica Frio for evidence to back its claim, says his lawyer, but "Fica Frio ignored Jerry and instead filed this frivolous lawsuit." (Read more Jerry Seinfeld stories.)

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