The Taj Ma Garaj Collection of Highly Eclectic VWs and Porsches Is Going Up For Auction
The Taj Ma Garaj collection represents the lifelong automotive passion of avid car collector John Dixon. It comprises of over 30 Porsche and Volkswagens but Dixon is selling up, and the cars will be offered with more than 350 lots of memorabilia and collectibles at RM Sotheby’s upcoming sale in Dayton, Ohio on 28 September. The one-day event will be offering all lots at no reserve and includes a diverse selection of cars from a 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Dragster to rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport and even a duo of Porsche tractors.
Dixon’s automotive passion extended to a selection of Volkswagens bookmarked by a stock standard 1967 Beetle Deluxe sedan and a 2004 Beetle Ultima Edition. In-between these two are interesting oddities like a 1956 Beetle Outlaw by Franz Muhr and a 1973 Volkswagen Thing. The collectible items are as varied as the cars on offer; among them are a Porsche helicopter engine, Arova-Porsche Skibob and 356 Carrera Four-cam motor.
All are sure to be snapped up by avid collectors, but perhaps the most fascinating item is a 1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom, stretched to accommodate a third row of seats and built with remarkable attention to detail. It was apparently built out of a thoroughly rusted out pre-A 356 for Dixon’s daughter’s wedding. This sort of quirky build is just the sort of thing that fun-loving John Dixon would have next to a factory-spec 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe in his garage.
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