As both a car collector and podcast empire owner, Adam Carolla rolls on. Earlier this week, he banked what is likely the funniest of all Norm Macdonald interviews in support of the latter’s new memoir. And in late August, Carolla bid big bucks for a Porsche once owned and raced by Paul Newman.
— Ron Futrell (@RonFutrell) August 25, 2016
Does Carolla really have that kind of money, some wondered when they read that the purchase amount at Pebble Beach auction was north of four million? (As does, also, Macdonald at the top of the podcast.) Yes and no, as Road and Track explains:
Carolla is offering [for sale] five of his vintage Lamborghinis, including two incredibly rare Miuras, seeking a grand total of more than $4.3 million from the sale. Why the sell-off? Carolla’s rolling the money into the purchase of Newman’s Le Mans-winning Porsche 935, a gorgeous and historically important racer that took 2nd place at the race in 1979, and 1st place in 1981 and 1983. It’s also one of the only race cars to ever be sponsored by Apple, Inc., though today it wears its Newman-era Hawaiian Tropic livery.
Perhaps the only surprise is that Jerry Seinfeld didn’t beat out Carolla for this prized vehicle. Jalopnik has a great rundown of the Lamborghinis being sold by Carolla. And below is the trailer for Carolla’s 2015 documentary about Newman’s racing exploits.