was always at least one note under the wipers. She had it painted, from bumper to bumper and door to door, in a mural: landscapes, birds, butterflies, floating eyes, mushrooms and skull-like faces. That's why the the 1964 Porche 356 C 1600 SC cabriolet once owned by the singer-songwriter just sold for.76 million. Ownership of the car went to her siblings, Michael and Laura Joplin, who shared it for about 30 years. Feature image: Sam Howzit). They commissioned artists, Jana Mitchell and Amber Owen to replicate.
Two years after purchasing and customizing her Porsche 356C, Janis Joplin died. What happened to her psychedelic Porsche then? A 1964 Porsche 356 that once belonged to the rock singer Janice Jo plin sold at auction Thursday night for.76 million.
He was unable to finish the job before the car was recovered by police. On the day she died in 1970 at age 27, in a Hollywood hotel, people knew where to find her because the Porsche was parked in the garage. The right side of the car features a depiction of a California valley. Her brother Michael, living in Ohio at the time, rebuilt the original engine and later returned the car to its original dolphin gray finish. While it was estimated to sell at between 400,000 and 600,000, the winning bid came in.76 million breaking all previous records for the sale of any Porsche 356 sold at public auction.