Janis Joplin's Porsche To Be Auctioned

(Radio.com) Janis Joplin's Porsche, heavily stylized with colorful paintings, can be yours thanks to an auction by RM Sotheby's that is coming to New York City in December.

After Joplin bought the pearly white whip in 1968, she used the car as a canvas, having an attention-grabbing mural painted over the original color. Joplin died of a drug overdose two years later.

Prior to the auction, the 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet has been parked at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. RM Sotheby's will be selling off the car for the family during its "Driven By Disruption" exhibition and auction set to take place in December 10. See the announcement tweet here.

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