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Janis Joplin’s Psychedelic Porsche Nabs Big Bucks At Auction

Janis Joplin’s one-of-kind 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet complete with an incredible paint job has officially been sold, and to the surprise of no one, the highest bid was massive.

Per Sotheby’s Facebook page, the Porsche, which was part of the auction house’s Driven By Disruption car auction yesterday (December 10th) went for a whopping $1.76 million, which was well over the estimated price of $400,000-600,000.

While it hasn’t been revealed who purchased the car, for the past two decades it has been on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.  It’s unclear whether the car still has a functioning motor, but we’re guessing whomever purchased it has got to have plenty of money available to outfit the car with a new one.  I mean…c’mon!  Who wouldn’t want to take this car for a spin just once, if only for all the looks you’d get on the road.




Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.