Here’s how much a famous Dayton Porsche collection sold for

Cars and other collectibles once owned by avid collector John Dixon will be up for auction at the Taj Ma Garaj, 300 S. Perry St., Dayton. In the foreground is a 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster Coachwork by Reutter that is expected to bring between $1.5 to $2 million. Photo by Darin Schnabel 2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Cars and other collectibles once owned by avid collector John Dixon will be up for auction at the Taj Ma Garaj, 300 S. Perry St., Dayton. In the foreground is a 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster Coachwork by Reutter that is expected to bring between $1.5 to $2 million. Photo by Darin Schnabel 2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The famous Taj Ma Garaj collection of rare cars and other memorabilia sold for $5.7 million at an auction this weekend.

The Porsche cars and other collectibles that were up for auction were once owned by John Dixon, who died in 2013. Dixon kept his collection in the Taj Ma Garaj, his building at 300 S. Perry St. which was also used as an event space.

RM Sotheby’s, which led the Sept. 28 auction, said an “extremely rare” four-cam 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster led the sale at $1.38 million.

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The auction featured 32 rare and eclectic Porsche and Volkswagen motor vehicles, as well as 356 lots of memorabilia. RM Sotheby’s said the auction was held before a full house and “drew spirited bidding activity from no less than 20 countries around the world, with nearly 60 percent of bidders representing first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele.”

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The auction of the Taj Ma Garaj collection of rare cars drew bidders from at least 20 countries. CONTRIBUTED

The auction of the Taj Ma Garaj collection of rare cars drew bidders from at least 20 countries. CONTRIBUTED

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The auction of the Taj Ma Garaj collection of rare cars drew bidders from at least 20 countries. CONTRIBUTED

Hillary Dixon West, daughter of the late John Dixon, said in a statement that “This auction was an emotional process for our family as we celebrated our father’s love for Porsche and the place in our hearts that the Taj Ma Garaj holds. RM Sotheby’s conducted an event that was so much more than a successful auction… they celebrated John’s humor and creativity as well as his attention to detail and passion for collecting only the very best of the best.”

The 10 highest priced sales during the auction were:

1. 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster for $1.38 million

2. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring for $412,000

3. 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe for $368,000

4. 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport for $357,000

5. 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe for $335,000

6. 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet for $299,250

7. 1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom for $207,200

8. 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat-Nose' Coupe for $193,200

9. 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS for $184,800

10. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe for $168,000

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