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.

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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.

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Lose yourself in the romance of the great American road trip with the 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 High-Roof Panel Van offered from The Taj Ma Garaj Collection. . This example is among the last of the model built, finished in harmonious Dove Blue with a handful of options fitted, including the unusual high-roof configuration that allowed for even more utility. The van was restored in the early 2000s and presents in nearly new condition inside and out. Where it has been personalized with #TajMaGaraj vinyl graphics, it could easily be made your own! . Ready for the ultimate #glamping getaway, this #van is among the finest examples extant. See more and register to bid at The Taj Ma Garaj Collection sale, an absolute auction, at rmsothebys.com!

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We’re bringing you the wildest of cars on this #WildWednesday with the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle “Jungle Bug” set for the Taj Ma Garaj Collection sale, 28 September! . Conceived as a tribute to the Bengals football team of Cincinnati, this custom Beetle has been extensively modified with a theme recognizable to any fan of the team that calls Paul Brown Stadium home. . Exterior trim on the Super Beetle was shaved, and the trunk lid was smoothed out to give the “Jungle Bug” an even cleaner look. Yellow-tinted headlight lenses give the car an animalistic look, reinforced by its custom orange body with black stripes. . The theme goes even further inside. A reworked dashboard based on the Beetle’s design is painted light grey with dramatic orange pinstriping and grey carpeting is matched with grey seat bolsters and orange vinyl center sections. . This Bengal-themed custom Beetle makes a strong impression and would be the center of attention in any sports or car enthusiast’s collection. Even if the Bengals don’t win a Super Bowl, this tiger will always be the life of the party. . See more and register to bid at RMSothebys.com/TG19!

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