In a nondescript building in the Dayton, Ohio, metro area resides the multifarious collection of the late John Dixon, known as the Taj Ma Garaj. What began as a single building to house Dixon’s cars became three, over the years growing to be a museum and event space filled with distinctive Porsches, Volkswagens, and a vast selection of rare literature, collectibles, engines, and an assortment of arcade rarities. Each room displays the sense of humor he is remembered for alongside the exciting and eclectic pieces of his collection, which he was constantly expanding.
While the Taj Ma Garaj is often described as an “eclectic Porsche paradise,” the collection includes a number of unique Volkswagen models, from charming Type 1 Beetles with fascinating history, to wild one-off customs certain to delight enthusiasts of all automotive preferences.
RM Sotheby’s is honored to present the Taj Ma Garaj Collection on behalf of the Dixon family, an absolute auction, on the 28th of September. Click ahead to explore the unconventional Volkswagens of the late John Dixon.