Janis Joplin’s Famous Porsche Sells For $1.76 Million

December 11, 2015 — Talk about a big haul.

As reported yesterday, Janis Joplin’s famous psychedelic Porsche hit the auction floor last night; estimates had the classic vehicle selling for anywhere between $400,000 and $600,000.

Imagine the shock when Joplin’s former car sold for a record $1.76 million Thursday night at RM Sotheby’s auction.

The previous record for a similar Porsche was $1.5 million – a 1956 Porsche 356A GS Carrera Speedster sold in August 2013. Joplin’s custom-painted car has now achieved an iconic status. 

The sale comes at a time where Janis Joplin has re-entered the limelight.  Amy Berg‘s documentary of the revolutionary 60’s singer,Janis: Little Girl Blue, was recently released to critical acclaim.

Watch the trailer for Janis: Little Girl Blue here on FilmRise.
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