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Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche

1 year 1 month 1 week ago September 15, 2015 Sep 15, 2015 Tuesday, September 15 2015 September 15, 2015 8:13 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

CLEVELAND, OHIO- Rock icon Janis Joplin sang about wanting someone to buy her a Mercedes Benz but in real life she drove a Porsche and it is on the auction bloc in New York.

The car is a wildly painted 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet.  It will be sold by Sotheby's in December.  The Joplin family hopes it sells for about $400,000.

The car has been on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the past 20-years in Cleveland. 

When Joplin bought in 1968 it was pearly white but she had the paint customized in a psychedelic mural and drove it until she died of a drug overdose in 1970.

The car was restored in the early 1990's. 

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