Porsche Classic 911, 912 and Unique Porsche 356 Auction of the Taj Ma Garaj by RM Sotheby's



The famous Taj Ma Garaj, the private collection of Porshes and Volkswagens of John Dixon will be auctioned on Saturday September 28, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. RM Sotheby’s will be conducting the auction of 30 cars, but also featuring a wide assortment of memorabilia related to Porsche and Volkswagen.


The Porsches of this collection are true Grade-A Collector cars. Besides project cars, there is only one Porsche under $100,000; a 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet. There are six 356’s, two project cars and eight Porsche 911’s from 1967 to 1997.


1957 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Speedster | Image RM Sotheby's

The Porsches to watch during the Taj Ma Garaj RM Sotheby’s auction will be the 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Speedster estimated to sell in excess of $1.5 million, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring estimated at $400,000 plus and the 1997 911 (993) Turbo for the estimated price of $225,000 plus. The Porsche 993 just doesn’t seem to have a ceiling as collectors value the last of the air-cooled Porsches.


1997 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo | Image RM Sotheby's

Of particular interest to the author is the 1970 Porsche 914-6 estimated at $125,000, and for fun a one-of-a-kind Porsche 356 Limousine estimated at $150,000 plus.


Porsche 356 Limousine | Image RM Sotheby's

In addition to the 16 air-cooled Porsche there will be an extensive collection of memorabilia around the Porsche and Volkswagen brands.


Here are the 16 Air-Cooled Porsches being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s from the Taj Ma Garaj collection.


Year Porsche Model Estimate

1951 356 Split Window Project $100-$200,000

1952 356 Cab $375-$425,000

1953 356 Limousine $150-$250,000

1956 356 Speedster Dragster $5-$10,000

1957 356A Carrera GT Speedster $1,500-$2,000,000

1958 356 Sedan Delivery $100-$150,000


1967 911 RHD Coupe $150-$200,000

1967 911S Coupe $350-$450,000

1969 912 Coupe $125-$175,000

1970 914-6 $100-$125,000

1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 $400-$450,000

1974 911 Carrera Coupe $175-$225,000

1983 911SC Cab $50-$75,000

1988 911 Carrera Coupe Project $4-$8,000

1988 911 Turbo Flat-Nose $175-$225,000

1997 911 (993) Turbo $225-$275,000


Once results are released by RM Sotheby’s Air Brigade will post the results with an opinion on the impact of the Classic Porsche market.


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