Well-know late car collector, John Dixon’s, collection of more than 30 highly sought after Porsches and Volkswagens ients soon going under the hammer with no reserve set in the Taj Ma Garaj Collection. The auction happened in Dayton, OH, and featured over 350 lots of automobila and collectibles. The result: A $5.7 million payday!
John Dixon’s obsession with the Porsche models started when he was passed by a 911 in his muscle car in high school - from there, he was blown away by the car. He bought his own Porsche a year later, and really got serious about his car collection in the 90s. The Taj Ma Garaj collection is now considered to be one of the most eclectic Porsche and Volkswagen collections, along with Porsche unobtainium, rare literature, collectibles, engines, and an assortment of arcade ephemera. The collection was opened by John to thousands of visitors and enthusiasts over the years.
“RM Sotheby’s is honored to present the Taj Ma Garaj Collection on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family,” says Senior Car Specialist Donnie Gould, RM Sotheby’s. “The Taj Ma Garaj building is truly a Porsche enthusiast’s heaven. John Dixon was as knowledgeable about his cars as he was passionate, and what he has assembled represents sought-after high watermarks in Porsche production, alongside cars like a wrought-iron Beetle that are just plain fun. We look forward to presenting the Collection this fall and welcoming fellow Porsche collectors from far and wide.”
Offered in the lots included:
1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster for $1.38 million
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring for $412,000
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe for $368,000
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport for $357,000
1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe for $335,000
1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet for $299,250
1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom for $207,200
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat-Nose' Coupe for $193,200
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS for $184,800
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe for $168,000
The Taj Ma Garaj collection is a Porsche lover’s dream, and it was sold on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family.
Source: RM Sotheby’s
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