Four unique German automotive artworks from the Taj Ma Garaj collectionSeptember 9, 2019
The Taj Ma Garaj collection, auctioned in Dayton, Ohio on September 28, 2019, offers part of the Porsche and Volkswagen memorabilia. The collection includes 30 Porsche and Volkswagen cars, as well as 350 memorabilia, literature and collectibles. Among the cars there are four genuine rarities.
1970 Volkswagen Beetle Casa Linda Lace
Estimate US $ 40,000 – $ 60,000
To attract the attention of famous athletes, Volkswagen created two “Beetles” using wrought iron. The design was relatively simple, but the subsequent widespread popularity of these cars prompted VW to instruct artist and blacksmith Rafael Esparza Prieto to recreate the wrought iron Beetle body for the company’s assembly plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The Esparza-Prieto lace “Beetle”, created using just a hammer and anvil, has 2600 individual floral patterns. A handmade wrought iron rests on top of the fully functional 1970 Beetle interior, chassis and powerplant.
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Outlaw
Estimate $ 40,000 – $ 60,000
This car is 91 cm high, from the highest point of its curved roof to asphalt. Having proved that not all Beetles should be cute, this one was nicknamed “death” due to the seriously reduced appearance of his window openings. The roof was lowered by 20 cm to the B-pillars. The sense of insanity extends to the interior, where a broken control panel, seats with visible springs and burlap-covered door panels and seatbacks.
1958 Porsche 356 A Sedan
Estimate $ 100,000 – $ 150,000
This van began life as the 1958 Reutter-bodied in the USA, and ended up combining black with red trim and an equipped sunroof. The car has been converted into one of the most beautiful models ever created.
1953 Porsche 356 Limo
Estimate $ 150,000 – $ 250,000
Originally created for Dixon’s daughter’s wedding, this car is the only Porsche 356 stretch limousine in the world.