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Obama Swaps Seats With Jerry Seinfeld in 1963 Split-Window Corvette, Does Laps Around White House

In the show, President Obama and Seinfeld take turns driving a blue 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe.

John Gilbert Dec 21, 2015
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Okay, we all know a person just can’t hop into their car and call President Obama from the White House front lawn and ask if he’d like to cruise around in an old Corvette for a cup of joe, but that’s exactly what famed comedian, and noted Porsche collector, Jerry Seinfeld did.

The White House said the president will appear in an episode of Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (to be released on Dec. 30).

In the show, President Obama and Seinfeld take turns driving a blue 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe around the White House driveway encircling the South Lawn, and then sit in a basement dining room to yack about what it’s like being president. But we hope Seinfeld asks the real questions we’re all dying to know: Does the ‘Vette have a Powerglide automatic transmission or a 4-speed stick? What’s it got under the hood?

Some say it is Mr. Obama’s latest incursion into popular culture, following appearances last year he made on media outlets popular with ‘the kids.’ No word if Joe Biden was invited to get a cup of ‘joe.’ We’d say probably not because the jump seat in a ’63 Sting Ray coupe is practically nonexistent.

At one point, Mr. Obama said he might buy a brand-new Volt when he leaves office, it would be interesting to see into the future and find the former president has changed his mind and is now in the market for a 1963 Split-Window Corvette.

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