It's still John Voight's car!
Just weeks after Jerry Seinfeld was sued for allegedly selling a fake Porsche of the time, the comedian retorted with his own record, claiming that a dealer had pushed him to buy the fictional sports car and should be responsible for it.
The comedian and the automotive enthusiast filed a third party complaint Monday in Manhattan federal court, claiming that it was only "the middle man" ". California-based European Collectibles is expected to be suspended if the 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster is not what it's cracked to be.
"Jerry bought a car from European Collectibles, certified genuine in writing. He relied on this attestation when he bought it, during and after the sale, three years later, "said Seinfeld's lawyer, Orin Snyder, in a statement.
"Jerry has no responsibility in this matter, but he wants to do what's right, so he's engaging this action to hold European Collectibles accountable for his own authenticity certification and allowing the court to determine the right one." result."
On February 1, the collector Fica Frio Ltd. hit with a suit, claiming that the car had been won by the star of the movie "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" at a 2016 auction with a winning bid of $ 1.54 million. not authentic. "
The company alleges that Seinfeld knew very well that it was false and asked him to cancel the sale and refund all the costs.
But Seinfeld said in the court documents that if the car was a failure, he was also deceived.
He said he paid $ 1.2 million for the car in 2013, believing the dealership claimed it was "one of the GT Speedsters ordered in Auratium green with black" and recently restored with "all the original parts ".
Seinfeld – who claims to be "one of the most prominent Porsche collectors in the world" – said the company had provided a certificate of authenticity and that he would have sent his own expert to inspect the car without finding anything wrong .
As a "successful comedian", he states that he "does not need to supplement his income by building and selling counterfeit sports cars".
If the court finds that the car is indeed false, Seinfeld asks European Collectibles to cover its own damages.
The incident recalls the episode "Seinfeld" "The Mom & Pop Store", in which George Costanza's character is urged to purchase a LeBaron convertible from 1989 that he thought he once belonged to. actor Jon Voight – to discover later more periodontist named John Voight.
European Collectibles did not immediately return a request for comment