Janet Joplin Porsche to be Auctioned Off

Here is an antique to admire and even covet. Janis Joplin was famous for many things – and one of them was her 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 cabriolet. Now, in December, her Porsche is going to be a star attraction at RM Sotheby’s Driven by Distruption sale in New York City.

The Porsche has been sitting at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland for 20 years and the family has now decided to put it up for auction. As Laura Joplin, Janet’s sister and biographer said,

“Janis drove the car everywhere, all around San Francisco and down to Los Angeles when she was recording there. Wherever Janis went in the car, her fans recognized it. When she parked it and returned, there was always at least one [fan] note under the wipers.”

They expect that the car will bring in at least $400,000.


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