The Story of Janis Joplin’s Porsche, Which Was Auctioned For $ 1.76 Million


The 1964 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet is a rare car relic. This is the story of Janis Joplin’s famous Porsche.

The people have discovered that there is a limited supply of these machines many years ago when even those least-loved cars started moving out of the territory of used cars.

But this is more than just a rare celebrity-owned Porsche: Janise Joplin gave it the name “The History of the Universe.”

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That’s why the 2015 SC 1900 Porche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet, once owned by the singer-songwriter, was sold in 2015 for $ 1.76 million by RM Sotheby’s “Driven by Disruption” in New York. It’s an auction record for such a vehicle model, Sotheby’s reported.

And what is the detailed story from the car?

While many 1960s rock stars were not ashamed to spend money on cars, Joplin actually bought this Porsche 356 for only $ 3,500 from a used car dealer from Beverly Hills. The car was completely gray at the time of purchase.

A member of her traveling staff, Dave Richards, painted Porsche in legendary psychedelic motifs, for $ 500. These include portraits of Big Brother, members of the Holding Company group, jellyfish as well as the “eye of God”. The California Valley was painted on the right door.

Janis Joplin liked to drive that car. The car was parked in front of a Hollywood hotel where she died of a heroin overdose in 1970.

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