One-Off Classics & Custom Builds Lead Multi-Million Dollar Taj Ma Garaj Collection Auction

Starring a wrought-iron VW Beetle, a Porsche 356 Limo & a breadvan 356 conversion.

Automotive
3,383 Hypes 0 Comments

The Taj Ma Garaj Collection is one of the most eclectic and unusual car collections in the world, and it is now heading to RM Sotheby’s to be put on the auction block.

There are 30 cars on offer alongside more than 350 other pieces of automobilia and collectibles, as well as components, projects and incredibly-detailed one-offs. Standout lots include the wrought-iron Volkswagen Beetle “Casa Linda Lace” by Rafael Esparza-Prieto, which features approximately 2,600 floral curlicue hand-crafted designs. Not only is it a piece of art, it is fully functional and can be driven.

Elsewhere, the Taj Ma Garaj Collection presents incredible pieces such as 1958 Porsche 356 A Sedan Delivery “Kreuzer” — a one-of-a-kind delivery van that features period-correct details and clocks just 51 miles. A 1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom, 1957 Volkswagen Beetle Outlaw “Death” by Franz Muhr, 1971 Mangosta Sport Buggy and plenty more unique vehicles are up for sale, too.

Other cars such as the extremely rare 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster by Reutter has an estimate of $1,500,000 – $2,000,000 USD, and broadening the collection is a range of newer cars such as the sought-after 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

The Taj Ma Garaj Collection is heading to auction on September 28 in Dayton, Ohio. Take a look at some of the best units going up for sale in the gallery above, and check out the entire listing online.

In other automotive news, Canoo is the LA-based start-up that wants to change the future of EV vehicles and how we own them.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

RM Sotheby's Auctions One-Off Factory Matte Black Enzo
Automotive

RM Sotheby's Auctions One-Off Factory Matte Black Enzo

The first Ferrari hypercar ever delivered in the color.

This One-Off McLaren F1 Could Sell for Over $20M USD
Automotive

This One-Off McLaren F1 Could Sell for Over $20M USD

Thanks to its unique BMW Z1 headlights, High Downforce Kit and chassis credentials.

Take an On-Feet Look at the Pawnshop x Nike SB Dunk High
Footwear

Take an On-Feet Look at the Pawnshop x Nike SB Dunk High

A collaborative SB Dunk High highlighting the California-based skate collective.


Sneakers76 Updates Its Flagship Store After 16 Years
Footwear

Sneakers76 Updates Its Flagship Store After 16 Years

Now with a “Sneaker Academy.”

Size? Wraps adidas Originals LXCON '94 in Hi-Vis Green, Black & Blue
Footwear

Size? Wraps adidas Originals LXCON '94 in Hi-Vis Green, Black & Blue

Paying homage to the Three Stripes’ ’90s FYW Trail archive.

Canoo Is the Future of EV Cars With its Subscription-Only Microbuses Aimed at Millennials
Automotive

Canoo Is the Future of EV Cars With its Subscription-Only Microbuses Aimed at Millennials

300 BHP, 250 miles of range & a launch date of 2021.

Kiko Kostadinov and ASICS Reunite for GEL-NEPXA and Apparel Capsule
Footwear

Kiko Kostadinov and ASICS Reunite for GEL-NEPXA and Apparel Capsule

A new silhouette and gear from the ongoing collaboration.

Palace 2019 Winter Lookbook
Fashion

Palace 2019 Winter Lookbook

Heavy-duty layering pieces and plenty of referential graphics.

Banksy Artwork Collection Breaks His Own Record With $1.3M USD Auction Sale
Art

Banksy Artwork Collection Breaks His Own Record With $1.3M USD Auction Sale

A rare ‘Girl With Balloon’ print leads the collection with a $491k USD sale.


Facebook Testing Hiding Likes
Tech

Facebook Testing Hiding Likes

In a move similar to Instagram.

Sony Rumored To Be Making a 'Spider-Man' Spinoff Focusing on Madame Web
Entertainment

Sony Rumored To Be Making a 'Spider-Man' Spinoff Focusing on Madame Web

Apparently, with help from the writers of ’Morbius.’

Snow Peak Gets Technical With New Balance Tokyo Design Studio Capsule Collection
Footwear

Snow Peak Gets Technical With New Balance Tokyo Design Studio Capsule Collection

Featuring weather-resistant mid-cut boots and a roster of winter-ready garments.

Jaden Celebrates Will Smith's Birthday With 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Theme Singalong
Music

Jaden Celebrates Will Smith's Birthday With 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Theme Singalong

The rapper was fittingly doing a performance in Philadelphia.

1017 ALYX 9SM Updates Tactical Mesh Vest in Fall-Ready Green Colorway
Fashion

1017 ALYX 9SM Updates Tactical Mesh Vest in Fall-Ready Green Colorway

Complete with adjustable straps and a roller-coaster side buckle.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.